African Print Subscription Box
MONTHLY SEWING PROJECTS TO HELP YOU TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR OWN WARDROBE!
APRIL BOX OPEN Closes 15/04
Gain 20% off with a 3/6month SEWIST box subscription!
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HOW IT WORKS
Here is how the subscription works.
Choose a Box,
Subscribe to a Plan
Choose your Sewist box with fabrics and sewing project inside, from the subscription page and decide if you want it as a monthly, bi-monthly subscription, or a 3 or 6month advance subscription, (We also offer other one-off box options like our STYLIST box with printed headwraps, our WORD box, JEWELS box or CULTURE box )
We Pack, We Ship
We order fabrics from a different African country every month and source direct from African waxprint houses or from African Artisans who handprint/weave your fabrics. We then pack up and box up your order with love, inside our popular waxprint graphic boxes, and then ship them off straight to your home month after month!
You Enjoy, You Sew, You change your wardrobe
Then away you go! Boxes are shipped from 15th of each month so you will receive your Sewist box between the 15-28th monthly. Onc you sew up a storm using the sewing kit inside the box that includes a sewing paper pattern, threads, notions, trims, linings plus fabric of the month, feel free to share inside our group too!
WHAT IS INSIDE OUR SEWIST BOX?
Experience a touch of Africa with our sewing kits.
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. You can expect in every box:
- Monthly themed box based on an African country
- SEWIST BOX = handprinted/batik/waxprint/handwoven fabrics with sewing
sewing project = sewing pattern, threads, trims, linings where relevant
- African Fabric Swatch Card with a sample of a new African fabric
- Information card on swatch fabric / who made your products / country
- Plus a Surprise Gift from me to you
- Other boxes: Afro Stylist / Afro Word / Afro Jewels / Africa Culture box
April SEWIST Box
Hello! Bua! Seke.
How de Body?
Based on the beautiful West African country of Sierra Leone aka SALONE. You can expect to receive a box with handmade batik fabrics made using a beautiul cotton brocade. The sewing project for April is an unlined trench coat great for spring weathers. The swatch sample card features traditional hand woven country cloth fabric using Organic African cotton typically made in Sierra Leone . A special box guaranteed to give you a taste of West Africa this April.
FEATURING 4 yards khaki green/orange batik on cotton brocade, a sewing pattern, threads to match, a fabric swatch card with traditional handwoven country cloth fabric in organic cotton, a special surprise gift for you and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
April Box Order Deadline
March SEWIST Box
Bonjour! Hello! How Na?
Based on the beautiful West African country of Cameroon. You can expect to receive their traidtional NDOP fabrics made in the traditional waxprint cotton finish.. This box provides you with traditional Cameroonian print fabric. The sewing project for March is a Loungewear two piece with all the trims. The swatch sample card features traditional NDOP fabric typically made in Cameroon . A special box guaranteed to give you a taste of West Africa this March.
FEATURING Either 3.5 yards blue NDOP waxprint, a sewing pattern, threads to match, a fabric swatch card with traditional woven NDOP fabric, a special surprise gift for you and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
February BLACK HISTORY MONTH Box
WELCOME TO BLACK HISTORY MONTH
FOR THE LOVER OF AFRICAN CULTURE - unique "treasure" box bringing a collection of African culture to you this Black History Month USA. Specially curated for you or to gift to a loved one. Expect inside items that include some of the following - Special Edition waxprint look cover books by Chimananda Idichie, beautiful colourful African sourced fabric, waxprint headwrap, african print notebook, African jewellery set, special edition waxprint pencils, and more!
A special limited edition box guaranteed to give you a taste of Africa
FEATURING Vlisco print cover book by African writer, headwraps/mask/bonnet in locally sourced waxprint, african fabric, African print notebook, Wax + Wraps range and so much more!
January STYLIST Box
Happy New Year!
Based on the beautiful historical country of The Gambia you can expect to receive this months handmade fabrics made with a smile. This tube box provides you with headwraps in traditional waxprint fabric printed in Africa. The swatch sample card features traditional traditional Country cloth fabric handwoven by male weavers. A special box guaranteed to give you a true taste of West African heritage this January
FEATURING x2 headwraps (one woven one stretch) in locally sourced fabrics one cotton waxprint and one poly stretch with waxprint design, plus a fabric swatch card with traditional Gambian country cloth fabric, a special surprise gift for you or to give to a friend, and an African Prints Sewing Club badge!
Real Customer Talk
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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