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2021 New Year's Eve Sew-Along

Join us for a fun sew-along on New Year's Eve day & make a new bag to wear out that night!

We'll start streaming LIVE at 12pm noon ET. ADJUST FOR YOUR TIME ZONE or join later when the event is available on-demand to watch at your leisure!

Ring in the New Year by making the new Aurora pattern by Sallie Tomato. Join fellow sewists from around the globe to learn new techniques, make a bag from start to finish, and celebrate that start of 2022 together.

This is a 4-hour streaming event with virtual instruction presented with multiple camera angles so you can see the sewing up close. 


ALL registrants (whether viewing live or on-demand) are eligible to win awesome Door Prizes during the event. 

With more than $2000 in prizes, your entry fee is like a lottery ticket!


  • Entry into the event, where you'll watch and work through the Aurora bag pattern with the pattern designer herself. 
  • The BRAND NEW Aurora digital bag pattern, designed by Jessica Barrera of Sallie Tomato. Valued at $9.99! 

  • An in-the-hoop patch machine embroidery design collection, featuring 3 fun sewing sayings. The Sewist Patches Collection by Sulky is valued at $9.99!


  • Access to the exclusive Aurora Kit from Sallie Tomato, with two color options to choose from and optional machine embroidery supplies to make your own patch.

  • Entry into our Door Prize drawings, with the chance to WIN up to $2000 in prizes!


Sulky's Ellen March will begin by teaching you how to make a freestanding patch in the hoop of your embroidery machine. Choose from one of the patch designs included in the Sewist Patches Collection or make all three! 

Don't have an embroidery machine? "Basic" Aurora kits include a premade patch so you can use it to embellish your bag if you don't have an embroidery machine.

Decide where to attach your finished patch (using Sulky Invisible Thread) as you work your way through the bag construction next.

Jessica Barrera will take over and show how the Aurora bag comes together, taking you through the construction steps for the rest of the afternoon.

After the event, we'll show off our finished bags and have the rest of the afternoon to prep for more NYE festivities!


Relax and get comfy in your pajamas or come as you are! Post pics to social media throughout the day, using #nyesewalong2021 #sallietomato #aurorabag #sewbetterwithsulky


What People Said about NYE 2020

Loved this program! My daughter and I sat side by side and enjoyed every minute of it. Please let Ellen how much we appreciate this fun event. I hope you team up with Sallie Tomato next year!

Diana in Texas

Wonderful! I watched on and off that evening and am so delighted that I will be able to re-watch the entire program later. I thank you for all your lessons! Got an embroidery unit for my Bernina 590 just before the pandemic.Had been signed up for different classes all of which have been canceled, rescheduled and then canceled again so online resources have been my salvation as well as my inspiration. Love the Sulky products! Seem to have the fewest problems using your thread 😊

Kate in NY

I wanted to let you know how much fun I had New Years Eve, I learned so much. Sewing is the only thing keeping me sane during the pandemic. I look forward to checking out some more of your classes/tutorials.

Erica in WI