Create your African Print Wardrobe
EASY MONTHLY SEWING KITS BRINGING A TOUCH OF AFRICA TO YOUR HOME
SAVE 20% off with a 12-month SEWIST box plan!
CLOTHES YOU COULD MAKE
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
HOW IT WORKS
Here is how the subscription works.
Choose a Box,
Subscribe to a Plan
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
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
MAY BOX ORDER DEADLINE
May SEWIST Box
Based on the beautiful West African country of Ghana, also known as the Gold Coast. You can expect to receive their traditional waxprint fabric, 100% cotton finish and sourced locally. The sewing project for May is a romper/playsuit with all the trims. The swatch sample card features Ghana's most notorious fabric called Kente. Plus a special gift turns DIY craft project with items sourced from Artisans in Koforidua in Ghana. With a special print this box is guaranteed to help you smile this May which is also Africa Month, and give you a taste of West Africa.
FEATURING: 2 yards nsubra print fused with animal print waxprint design, a paper sewing pattern, thread to match, a fabric swatch card with traditional woven Kente fabric, a special surprise gift for you made from artisans i and an African Prints Sewing Club badge for newbies!
May AFRICA DAY Box
WELCOME TO AFRICA MONTH
FOR THE LOVER OF AFRICAN CULTURE - unique "treasure" box bringing a collection of African culture to you this AFRICA DAY MAY 25TH. Specially curated for you or to gift to a loved one. Expect inside 8-10 special edition pieces included source from African countries!
A special limited edition box guaranteed to give you a taste of Africa
FEATURING Expect inside beautiful colourful African sourced waxprint from Ghana, Senegalese jewellery, x2 sewing patterns, x2 Khanga fabrics from Kenya, a special edition waxprint pencil, African print headwrap from Nigeria, sewing project trims, Africa history books, jewellery set, waxprint mask from Ghana, so much more!
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!
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!
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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