Create your African Print Wardrobe
EASY MONTHLY SEWING KITS BRINGING A TOUCH OF AFRICA TO YOUR HOME
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CLOTHES YOU COULD MAKE
HOW IT WORKS
Here is how the subscription works.
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Sewist box includes fabrics and sewing project.
Save upto 20% off monthly with a 6 or 12month commitment plan,
We Pack, We Ship
Fabrics are sourced from different African country suppliers monthly. We pack up, box up and ship off your box with love to your home.
You Enjoy, You Sew, You change your wardrobe
INSIDE OUR SEWIST BOX
Experience a touch of Africa
- New African country monthly
- Yardage of African fabric for the sewing project
- Sewing project with pattern, threads, trims etc
- African Fabric Swatch Card
- Fabric Information card
- Surprise Gift from me to you
- Other boxes: Afro Stylist / Afro Word / Afro Jewels / Africa Culture box
- Our products are sourced directly from African suppliers unless stated otherwise,
- Our boxes are recyclable and our mailer bags and tissue paper are eco friendly
Wax+Wraps was founded because Founder Jacqueline believes in African development using entrepreneurship and Trade over Aid. Each month she sources fabrics from a new African supplier for the monthly boxes and our online shop. This enables textile makers across Africa to gain 100s of new clients via our subscription box orders and this trade contributes to the change Jacqueline hopes to see in Africa through the vehicle of fashion,
Pictured are just some of the suppliers we work with at Wax+Wraps
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September SEWIST Box
IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY
Welcome to Africa!
This month we celebrate our one year anniversary and with that we will bring you a special box with a project like none other that will test and build your sewing skills.
We are using traditional waxprint fabrics sourced from our waxprint house supplier in Ghana and making a special vacation special for September. Using this popular colour print associated with Africa and African fashion you will have a sewing project that will make you stand out from others and be the cause of envy with your friends!
The swatch sample card features a new fabric sourced from Ghana. Plus expect a special gift from me to you to help you with sewing! With a beautiful box you are guaranteed to smile this September with another taste of West Africa.
FEATURING: 1.5 yards waxprint ankara fabric, 1.5 yards of lining, a paper sewing pattern, threads and notions to match, a fabric swatch card with a unique fabric, a special surprise gift for you and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
August SEWIST Box
Welcome to Uganda!
Summer months continue on and the world is opening up for us to have a summer holiday and meet up with friends so this month has another summer focused project to work with. We are using handwoven fabric sourced from our supplier Sharon with her project in Uganda we will be making a summer short for August. Using this fresh of the loom fabric handwoven with gorgeous summery stripes in blue/blue or bue/white will enhance your sewing skills this summer! The swatch sample card features Uganda's most notorious barkcloth fabric sourced from the "Queen of Bark" herself Jose Hendo. Plus expect a special gift from me to you to help you with sewing! With a beautiful box you are guaranteed to smile this August with another taste of East Africa.
FEATURING: 2 yards handwoven fabric, 1.5 yard of stretch elastic tape, a paper sewing pattern, thread to match, a fabric swatch card with a unique fabric, a special surprise gift for you and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
July SEWIST Box
With summer months with us it is most fitting to have a summer holiday focused project to work with. So using fabric sourced from our supplier Amara in Nigeria we will be making a frilled bikini for July. Using stretch ankara fabric with a traditional waxpint peacock design will enhance your sewing skills this summer! The sewing project for July also includes a digital full body swimsuit pattern for those more modest wearers. The swatch sample card features Nigeria's most notorious handwoven fabric called Aso-oke. Plus a special gift from me to you to help you with sewing! With a beautiful print box you are guaranteed to smile this July with another taste of West Africa.
FEATURING: 1.5 yards stretch ankara print fabric, 1 yard of stretch mesh, a paper sewing pattern, a digital sewing pattern sent by email, stretch elastic, thread to match, a fabric swatch card with traditional woven fabric, a special surprise gift for you and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
AS SEEN IN...
I've had my eye on this Bogolan stretch fabric ever since it appeared in the Wax and Wraps shop. In spite of years of garment making experience, I had never sewn with Jersey or stretch fabric before so this is a first for me! I picked a simple pattern to start with and I'm so delighted with the results... Lovely fabric, easy to work with a it drapes beautifully.
I love the new kit format of the boxes! That they have everything to create a specific garment is brilliant! Hands up I’m not sure I’ll make a bomber jacket purely because I already made 3 last year but I am so impressed with the change I might make it anyway, can you have enough bomber jackets really?
I’ve been a subscriber from the start and I love all my fabric but this is the fabric I’m most likely to use rather than stroke and then put back in the box!
Christmas apron made from November's wax print and a treasure trove of beautiful things in my Christmas box. The fabrics are exquisite! I made a little Christmas tree from one of the patterns in the box too. This is such a lovely group to be part of. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!!! XX
My box - well, tube - arrived today!! I'm so happy! Unwrapping it felt like Christmas. The fabrics are so beautiful and I can't wait to use them! ... I got the exact two fabrics I liked best, which is the sort of coincidence I can get behind. I'm pleased I got the tube, too, since it's really pretty. I'm so looking forward to next month's box, and I'll obviously be posting when I've made something out of the Ghanian fabrics!!
I collected mine today. I love the vibrant fabrics, the Tshirt pattern and beautiful tube it came in. Thank you.
Waaaaaaahh I'm so happy my box did arrive!!! Loving my fabrics and the fabric swatch is absolutely gorgeous!!! This box is even better than expected and everything has been put together with great care and love in even the smallest detail! Sewing pattern, threads that match my fabrics, a pencil, a fabric swatch , a personal note, card #1 for my card deck collection and my sewing club button!!
So I received all of these beauties today. Never sewn with African wax fabric so a first for me. Looking forward to trying this t-shirt pattern too!
(That orange and black fabric though!)
Ok so as many others I am not sure that I would have picked the colours but thats what is great about the box. You get to use colours that you would normally avoid and it stretches your mind and imagination. The more I look at them the more I love them
Love my tube!!!!! Would’ve liked a batik fabric but love what I did get! I tried not to watch the unboxing or look at pictures before hand as I think half the fun is in a surprise. Not sure what I’m going to make yet
I got my box today, yayyy!! I have been seeing the very pretty tubes and was hoping I would get one of those too but the box is pretty too. I would also have liked to have received some particular prints too, like some people have mentioned. However, I signed up to this with a clear understanding that the nature of the subscription is that we get different things every month. I was mentally prepared to like some and not like some, which is just down to personal preferences. I am quite happy with the materials I received this month, although I would personally have chosen other colours, given a choice. (I am secretly envious of some of your fabrics to be honest.😁) I think Jacqueline has put a lot of thought and time into the boxes and I really appreciate all the little personal touches. (I love the free pattern, thanks babe!) I am looking forward to next month's surprise box/tube already!
Love my box! Creative brain in overdrive!
Absolutely delighted with my first wax and prints box. Thank you Jacqueline for brightening my day! Looking forward to trying the woven t-shirt pattern in the blue and yellow. Plenty of fabric to play with!
Just received my box. LOVE IT!!!! The Kente is beautiful. Already looking forward to the next one
WOW WOW WOW! Just received my box (or should I say Tube!). The fabrics are great and the pattern is too (as a novice sewer I would have liked instructions, but I'm sure I can figure it out lol) Love it all and cant wait to get sewing. Looking forward to next months already!
Just look at this gorgeous batik in my box. What to make? Think I’ll just hug it for a while!
Jacqueline well done on your first boxes/tubes! I see it's a mixed reaction but you are handling everything so professionally because your customer service skills are brilliant...Your business ethos is excellent and I pray God will bless and multiply every single pound and give you double what you give to our people
I would second the excellent customer service, you have gone above and beyond. Thank you.
How gorgeous is this - a lovely lovely surprise, not a box, a gorgeous tube, packed with two lots of wonderful fabric, a smashing printed woven T pattern, sewing thread to match the fabric, a pretty pencil, the quirky sewing illustration on a playing card and a badge. It is joyous and I am thrilled
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