Share Your Sewing Selfie!

Sewing Selfie

Selfie. One of the new words to enter the Oxford Dictionary: a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Selfies are one of the many unexpected by-products of the mobile phone revolution. And now they’re the inspiration for a whole new idea – Sewing Selfies! Okay, not the only inspiration. When I saw The Guardian’s Shelfies feature, it made me smile. Could Sewists do something similair?

We all know we’re part of the best community in the world, right? But what do my online friends look like? How are they getting ready for Christmas and, most importantly, what handmade items are they wearing?! Let’s find out!

If you fancy contributing a selfie, all I ask is that you feature some creative detail. It can be taken with your sewing machine, in a haberdashers, wearing something you’ve made, holding your knitting needles, baking a cake, making a Christmas gift… anything, as long as it’s creative. Then you can upload it to the Sewing Selfie Flickr group. I’d love a little explanation of your photo, too. Mine was taken in MacCulloch & Wallis, one of the best fabric shops in London.

I can’t wait to see your Sewing Selfie!

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21 Responses to Share Your Sewing Selfie!

  1. Elizabeth says:

    You’re gorgeous as ever! Great idea!

  2. EmSewCrazy says:

    Ooh this is a super fun idea!

  3. Joanne says:

    Done! Wish I’d worn a bit of lippy like you though!

  4. CR says:

    Hey hey – I’ve been enjoying the BL/Gruniad’s ‘Shelfiles’ too! It occurs to me that sewers could do shelfies as well – in fact I think you’re standing in front of one, no? I always enjoy sewer’s ‘studio’ pics (or in fact anyones – artists, writers etc etc), so why not shelfies for sewers too? I’m a non-blogger, so on Twitter as well, perhaps? Anyone think of a good hashtag?

  5. Chris says:

    What a fun idea! Plus I have a really horrible phone, so I can blame the picture on the quality of the phone. Win-win!!!

  6. liza jane says:

    You are so clever!! Love this idea! I used the word selfie the other day and my husband scoffed at me 🙂 Word of the year!!

  7. New words and old words revisited are always fun (or even less frequently used words such as “behove” which caused a recent uproar in my household when I casually tossed it into the breakfast conversation). I think this idea of selfies is an excellent one (love those shelfies!) but I don’t want to add a Flickr account to the many things I’m failing to keep up with, so if I get around to doing a selfie accompanied by Christmas gift-making – I managed to complete one yesterday and have plans for another today – which I’ll pop up on my blog page, then that might be as much joining in as I’m able to manage. But in spirit, I’m right with you (although my spirit is likely to be something strong and French but only because we’ve run out of the strong, creamy, Irish variety) and I’ll certainly visit to see everyone else’s endeavours, which might be described as selfless but that would really miss the point, wouldn’t it? Sorry, I’ll stop now and get back to work. 🙂

  8. Cherie says:

    Selfies are good, and yours is so cute! Love the make up, your blue eyes look great with that blue liner!

  9. Nissa Ramsay says:

    Funny! Already done the Christmas jumper selfie for Save the Children and think my boyfriend will appreciate a break from his sewing photographer role! Will get one by Christmas!

  10. CarmencitaB says:

    Very cool idea. Let me go out and take a picture of my new coat.

  11. okay well I am off out and will try and get a selfie of me in my new scarf my phone is awful though, so I might steal my husbands I have never done a selfie before

  12. Carolyn says:

    LOVE this idea! Just added mine. : )

  13. Lovely idea doll 🙂 I’ll stick one up over the weekend xxx

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  15. maddie says:

    What a good way to put the new revolution to good use!

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