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Swap and Sew + Sweets

WHAT: Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale + Hang Out and Sew Session
WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 12pm-6pm
WHERE: Space 12 - 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 (
WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the Library Youth Services "Sew What?" program.
HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation Clean out your closets and your craft supply drawers and come participate in a community swap! Bring any unwanted clothes - both adult and kids clothes welcome, and crafting supplies like fabric, thread, yarn, notions, buttons, etc. etc. Get rid of stuff you don't want and go home with new stuff that you love. Any suits or professional clothing and accessories left over at the end of the day will be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women get dressed up for job interviews. Any crafty supplies left over will be donated to "Sew What?", an Austin Public Library Youth Services program. Everything else will be donated to a local charity shop. Bring your sewing machine or knitting needles or embroidery hoops or whatever and spend the afternoon hanging out with other crafty types fixing up your swap finds, having fun and sharing ideas. It is also a great way to recycle and upcycle! In case you get hungry, we will have an assortment of amazing treats available for you to buy and snack on. Donate a can of food and your treat is free! We will use part of the $5 suggested donation and bake sale proceeds to help buy new sewing machines for the after school program at the library. This event is part of a weekend long craft-a-thon. Here are some other crafty events that you might check out that weekend: Saturday, September 5th, 7pm-9pm Handmade Nation Booksigning at Domy Books with Faythe Levine, Jennifer Perkins, Kathie Sever, Whitney Lee, Magda Sayeg Sunday September 6th, 12-5pm -Mini Craft Bazaar featuring 10-12 booths outside Alamo Drafthouse South Sunday September 6th, 2:30 and 5:30 -Screenings of Handmade Nation at Alamo South + Q&A after each showing with Faythe Levine, Jennifer Perkins, Kathie Sever, Whitney Lee, Magda Sayeg Sunday, September 6th, 2pm-7pm -Make Out Session (A DIY project free for all) at the United States Art Authority (2906 Fruth, next to Spider House) ( Sunday September 6th, 8pm-10pm -After party at Handmade Austin (2009 South First Street)

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  • Shauna S.

    This was by far the most organized clothing swap I've ever been to! And the space was super clean and friendly. I think that the swap not only got alot of people into alot of new clothes, it also raised nearly $300 for a very worthwhile community project. Jesse Kelly-Landes pastries were DEVINE DELICIOUS DELECTABLE and oh so much more. My goodness. Y'all missed out on some super cheap super yummy baked goods if you didn't make it to the swap and sweets. You should follow her on twitter so you can see where her goodies will show up next: . I know I am. She works as the pastry chef for the oh so chic Hotel St. Cecilia right now Lucky guests.

    September 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    The swap was a huge success! Thanks to all who attended!

    September 6, 2009

  • Carl

    Not only was it great because I got to reconnect with some people as well as meet newcomers, but also because it was all going towards a good cause. My mission was to drop off some clothes and perhaps leave with two items at most...Let's just say I was sabotaged, and I have practically a new wardrobe to prove it!

    September 6, 2009

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