Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition

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As pictures from the Mini Quilt SWAP are being posted more and more of you are reaching out. Asking, when is the next SWAP??? Well, today is the day! I’m officially kicking off the Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition.

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft

Pincushions happen to be one of the favorite things to exchange with new friends. They are easy to make, come in all different shapes and sizes. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, they are scrap friendly!


WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive a handmade pincushion. The pattern/style is “Maker’s choice” and can be anything that displays your creative point of view. For this SWAP it is highly encouraged that you keep your design “scrappy”.

WHEN: Sign Up’s are happening NOW through August 5th, 2020 or earlier.* All packages must be shipped to partners by September 12, 2020.

WHERE: Everywhere! My SWAP events are open to everyone. Each participant will be paired with a partner in their general area to keep shipping costs low.

WHO: All fabric scrap lovers and stitchers are welcome! Please remember when joining any swap, your partner may have a different skill level. We offer helpful hints, technique based tutorials and because of our community atmosphere, you are able to get help and ask questions along the way.

Price: $5 per SWAP  – I am often asked about the fee and want to clarify right upfront. Running a SWAP of this size and caliber requires a tremendous amount of effort behind the screen. There are many hours spent organizing, emailing, and following up on participants. Not to mention being a SWAP Angel when a partner falls out at the last minute.

*Please note that space is limited and the event is likely to sell out. Be sure to join the fun while you can.

Pincushion Swap 2020 Edition

Scrappy Girls Club Group: As many of you know community is very important to me. So, I formed a private Facebook community to chat directly with you and offer a safe space for everyone to get together.  Inside the group you can share projects you are working on or have finished, meet and get to know the members from around the world, share inspiration, and participate in additional group activities. Everything is in one spot- simple and easy to use on your computer or smart phone.

You can see many of the packages sent from past SWAP participants there. Feel free to check it out because they are amazing!

Here is how the SWAP will work:

The Pincushion Swap is open for sign-ups until August 5, 2020. Once signed up you will be sent a quick questionnaire to help me pair you with the perfect sewing buddy.  Then I’ll be digging in with my team and getting to work partnering you with the perfect sewing buddy. All participants will receive an email with your partner information by August 14, 2020.

Need Inspiration? Never fear, I have a great round-up of free pincushion patterns here. Looking for different stuffing options? Be sure to check out this article that covers it all!

For those that have never joined a SWAP before I have a great article on SWAP Etiquette and how they work. In the meantime, remember my Scrappy Girls Club Community is always open. Feel free to stop by anytime to chat with other members and share how you are using your scraps! You can share any time during the day, we are always open.

Please remember that SWAP’s like this are all about having fun. No one is putting your work under a microscope. Instead, I just ask that you take pride in your work by trimming off any loose threads and think about how the person receiving this special package will feel when opening. Consider including a small treat, sewing notion, or even a mini bundle of scrap fabrics. I am sure it would be much appreciated by your partner!

It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft

Why should you be part of “the pincushion swap” ?

Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?! By joining the Pincushion SWAP, you will not only be exchanging a handmade pincushion but you will be partnered with a sewing buddy that shares your passion, understands your need for fabric, and totally cringes when cutting into their favorite fabric. Basically, someone who “get’s it”!

This is a swap that fits your schedule, has members who are passionate about sewing and gets you excited about to start your next great project.

You are encouraged to keep in touch with your new sewing buddy after our minis have been exchanged and are welcome to join our private facebook group here. Inside the group, you can upload pictures, ask questions, and meet other members. If Instagram is more your speed, be sure to share your projects & happy mail using the hashtag #scrappygirlsclub you can follow on Instagram here.

Come join the fun with me and Scrappy Girls Club!

Still have a few questions? Leave me a note in the comment section and I will reply shortly.

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It's time for another SWAP. Sign up today to be teamed up with your perfect partner and receive tons of helpful hints and inspiration. Pincushion SWAP 2020 Edition with The Sewing Loft
300 pxl

I can’t wait to meet my new partner and see what everyone makes!

The Sewing Loft


  1. michele Shearin says

    signed up for the 2020 pin cushion swap but have not heard back with my sewing partners info. Did you miss me by chance?

    • Hello Michele, Thanks for reaching out. Sign-ups just closed and we are not busy behind the scenes putting partners together. Partner information will be sent directly to your inbox by end of day August 14, 2020. Please keep your eyes peeled.


  2. Thanks so much for organizing this fun swap. My partner and I have enjoyed our packages and I think it’s been great! I know it takes a significant amount of time and work to pull this off – thanks for doing this for us!