After raising £10k for Mind in 2022, we were absolutely blown away by the response to our second Big Sew Off event in 2023. Thanks to all your donations we managed to raise a whopping £14,300 for mental health charity Mind! A huge thank you to everyone who donated. Mind means a lot to us and we are so proud to contribute such a substantial amount to help people get the mental health support they need.
If you missed any of the action from our 2023 sewathon, you can still find all of our Instagram lives on @thebigsewoff Instagram page. We connected with lots of exciting sewists and sewing businesses throughout the 24 hours and it was a lot of fun!
Everything we sewed during the 24-hours at The Big Sew Off HQ was uploaded in real time to the Give Your Best website, for refugees and asylum seekers to shop for free. Knowing where the clothes were going really spurred us on to create beautiful things to bring some joy to women and children going through a really tough time.