What we're about

Welcome to Sew & Tell, a place where Austin sewing community gathers to share sewing projects, discuss patterns and fabrics, learn new skills and make new friends.

We organize free and affordable social events centered around sewing and crafts in north, central and south Austin. Our events include monthly 'show and tell' meetings, social sewing sessions, sewing retreats, free sewing classes, as well as sewing parties and picnics!

Whether you are into making apparel, costumes, home dec, accessories or quilting, as long as it has a sewing related component, we want to hear about it. We welcome all levels, including complete beginners. Our monthly Sew & Tell events are a great place to start! See you there!

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sewtell_austin/

Majority of our events are free, however we do welcome your donations here:

https://www.patreon.com/sewntell

All donations are invested back into our events.

Upcoming events (4+)

In-Person Sew and Tell + Fabric Rolling

Needs a location

Austin Sew & Tell Meetup will hold an in-person event at Austin Creative Reuse!

Assistant organizer Renee will be your host.

  1. 6 pm - 7 pm "Show and Tell" roundtable discussion
    Bring a project to share, ask questions on your current work, or simply listen in and share ideas--there is no requirement to present.
  2. 7 pm - 8 pm Volunteering to roll fabric
    The activity involves folding and rolling each piece of fabric to a uniform length, then taping it to secure and mark with price and date. If it's your first time volunteering, we'll teach you, and you'll see how easy peasy it is.
  3. If you want to shop, please come early and join the meetup at 6:00!

Bonus: if you have items to donate to ACR, you can bring them to this meeting, and you won't have to schedule a drop-off appointment.

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Sew & Tell Austin -- Let's sew together virtually: Stay-in Saturday Sew-in!

Why not take a break from family/work/usual humdrum and get SEWCIAL 😁 with us this Saturday night? Gather your snacks 🥜🍪🍫, dessert 🍨🥧🍮, drink of choice 🍷🍸🥤🍺 and get stitching'! 🧵✂️

We are based in Austin, Texas, but anyone who enjoys sewing is welcome to join our Zoom meetups!

This meeting starts with a brief chat for those who have questions on their projects. Then the host will ask everyone to put their microphones on mute, but if anyone hits an obstacle on their project, he/she can unmute to ask for help.

Also, no need to tune in exactly at 6:30 pm CST, or stay the entire time--whatever works for you, we are here for it!

***For full capabilities, you will need to download the free Zoom app onto your phone, laptop, or iPad beforehand to attend the meeting. Please make sure the microphone and/or camera works. Also, before the meeting, figure out where to set your device for when you're working, and be sure it's plugged in/has a full battery.

***Like what Sew & Tell is doing? Happy with how we support your sewjo? Support Sew & Tell on Patreon to cover our expenses! Thanks!
https://www.patreon.com/sewntell

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Sew and Tell! APL Central Library

Needs a location

Welcome Y'all! Thank you for joining Sew and Tell!
At this round-table style meetup, we will share our recent sewing projects, brag about new techniques learned, and lament about challenges faced. If you are new to sewing, there will be plenty of support from us. Our group primarily enjoys garment sewing, but all fiber arts are welcome.
If you would like to share your makes with the group, feel free to bring your project, pattern(s) used, or new favorite sewing tool - anything project-related is fair game.
All levels of sewing knowledge are welcomed. More than anything, this is an opportunity to socialize and enjoy sewing related chat without the risk of an acquaintance asking you to hem their pants! ;)
We're looking forward to meeting you!

Note: for parking info see here
https://library.austintexas.gov/central/parking

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Sew & Tell Austin -- Let's sew together virtually: Stay-in Saturday Sew-in!

Why not take a break from family/work/usual humdrum and get SEWCIAL 😁 with us this Saturday night? Gather your snacks 🥜🍪🍫, dessert 🍨🥧🍮, drink of choice 🍷🍸🥤🍺 and get stitching'! 🧵✂️

We are based in Austin, Texas, but anyone who enjoys sewing is welcome to join our Zoom meetups!

This meeting starts with a brief chat for those who have questions on their projects. Then the host will ask everyone to put their microphones on mute, but if anyone hits an obstacle on their project, he/she can unmute to ask for help.

Also, no need to tune in exactly at 6:30 pm CST, or stay the entire time--whatever works for you, we are here for it!

***For full capabilities, you will need to download the free Zoom app onto your phone, laptop, or iPad beforehand to attend the meeting. Please make sure the microphone and/or camera works. Also, before the meeting, figure out where to set your device for when you're working, and be sure it's plugged in/has a full battery.

***Like what Sew & Tell is doing? Happy with how we support your sewjo? Support Sew & Tell on Patreon to cover our expenses! Thanks!
https://www.patreon.com/sewntell

Past events (168)

South Austin In-Person Meetup

Needs a location

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