Monday 4 May 2015

From #parissewsocial with love, a give away

Those of you who are on instagram couldn't have missed it, 14 bloggers getting together in Paris. Our IG feeds were overflowing with #parissewsocial shots. We had such a lovely time that I actually don't know where to start writing this post. We were only there for a weekend but it felt like a week (in a good way) and still to short to talk to everyone properly. I won't wear you out with an hour to hour report of our weekend. So just some highlights and then of course... the give away! So please keep reading to the end of this post.

I have some fantastic reminders of this weekend, in my memories, in pictures and in fabric! Just a little warning for fabric hoarders, never go near the Montmartre area, there are so many fabric shops you won't be able to close your suitcase when you're going home. I kept my fabric shopping to the goodie bag we received but it was hard to resist.

View at Montmartre from Sacre CoeurWe stayed at a backpackers hostel, St Christophers Inn near Gare du Nord. The perfect location to start exploring the city. Our sponsor Bernina offered a fantastic voucher we spent fabric shopping at Anna Ka Bazaar and a lovely meal in a little restaurant (les Quilles) we enjoyed with lots of chatting and laughter.

Anna Ka Bazaar
Market at Sacre Coeur
Besides the Bernina vouchers the Paris Office the Tourism supplied us with citymaps, information and a rivercruise ticket. Unfortunately I had booked an early Thalys back home, so I had to skip the cruise.

We all had an amazing goodiebag with loads of fantastic fabric, buttons, zippers, pins, craft goodies, spools and patterns. So my thanks to Lillestoff, Cousette, Nosh,, Telaria, Alles für selbermacher, Supercut, Imagine Gnats, Nutta, Mondepot, Tuttle Publishing, Aurifil, Snaply, Joyfits, Ottobre, Compagnie M, Doguincho, Titchy threads, Madeit patterns, Kid approved, Schneidernmeistern, Delia Creates, Willow & Co, Mouse house creations, Sofilantjes, Sewpony vintage, LBG studio, LoubeeClothing, Straightgrain, Elegance & Elephants, Hey June and Paisley Roots.
I can't wait to get started and sew up these new patterns with the fabrics I received, and I'm even thinking on doing some home deco.

sponsors parissewsocial

And as promised last week, there's something in it for you too! We have three amazing goodie bags we're allowed to pass on to you. The give away will run from today to the 10th of May, so make sure to enter the rafflecopter below.

The first prize includes jerseys from Lillestoff (the rose print sponsored by Lillestoff, the ABC print sponsored by joy fits), a Andrea Lauren bag filled with goodies from Alles für Selbermacher, an Ottobre magazin, a 15$ voucher for Imagine Gnats Shop and a sewing magazine from

Price package 1

The second prize includes a jersey with roses from lillestoff, a fun dinosaur fabric sponsored by mon depot, some pink ribbing from Nosh, a lace zipper from Snaply, nice spools from Aurifil, a paper pattern by Compagnie M. and a sewing magazine from

Price package 2

3rd prize: The third prize includes a flowery popeline from Lillestoff, white jersey from Nosh, blue lycra with cupcakes from mon depot, a paper pattern from Compagnie M., spools from Aurifil and a sewing magazine from

Price package 3

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure to stay tuned because there will be a blogtour over on all our blogs with the fabrics and patterns we received and a spot in the blogtour for the give away price winners as well! If you're up for it off course!

And last but certainly not least, do check out how the others experienced our Paris trip over on their blogs:
Gioia from dotta (Italy), Sophie from C'est la vie (France), Nina from Fliegfederfrei (Switzerland), Maria from La Inglesita (Spain), Marta from Do Guincho (Portugal), Marte from Compagnie M. (Belgium), An from Straight Grain (Belgium), Nienke from Pienkel (Netherlands), Laura from Craftstorming (UK), Laura from Behind the Hedgerow (UK), Victoria from As it Seams (UK), Olu from Needle and Ted (UK), Annika from Näh-Connection (Germany).


  1. Looks like you all had fun and did some good shopping! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. It was such a wonderful meeting!
    I wish you would have stayed a little bit longer...
    PS. I loved your skirt!

    1. I wish I had stayed a little longer as well Marta! Next time, promise!

  3. Het was echt een heerlijk weekend...

  4. Next time we will have to find time to chat a little bit more. Too bad that we never ended up sitting next to each other... Well, we will meet again and then this will change ;)

    1. Yes Annika, it certainly will! looking forward to it :)

  5. It was so lovely spending the weekend with you and getting to know you a little better. I think we needed more time. So I am already looking forward to Sew Social 2016.

    1. Really nice meeting you too Olu, totally agree there was just not enough time, I'm really looking forward to our next irl meeting!

  6. Lovely! Have a nice friday sweetie!

    If you want to follow each other, please follow me on GFC or Bloglovin and I'll do the same ;)

    I invite you to join my worldwide giveaways: Jexshop 10$ gift card & Polka dots dress


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