On #bluemonday, how can you use your sewing to make the world a happier place?
Fund Raising Initiative
I remain very proud of the Made Up Initiative, which raised over £3000 for The National Literacy Trust. All it took was an idea, a sewalong deadline, a chosen charity and a Just Giving page.
Hint – choose your charity ahead of launch and make sure everyone understands where their hard-earned money is going.
Organise A Sewing Meet Up
Easy enough to do. Pick a venue, stab a pin at a date in your calendar and tell everyone where to meet via email or social media. Don’t worry about numbers – the best meet ups can be intimate. Whatever the size, everyone goes home smiling.
Host A Hashtag Sewalong
I love the weekly and monthly themed hashtags over on Instagram, from #molliemakersweek to #2018makenine to #sewphotohop. Such a great way to make friends and share an interest.
Sew A Gift
Awwwww. Some of us are generous souls who sew for other people. It makes people feel good about themselves – so I’m told. 😉 Here‘s one of the few times I did this.
Sew For Yourself
The best love is self-love and the best self-love is sewn! Was this dress really made three years ago? Looks like I need to indulge in some more self-love sharpish!
Any hints of your own for how sewing can help with #bluemonday?