Sew Fun(d) Scholarship – Our Social Fabric

Sew Fun(d) Scholarship

Sew Fund scholarship program

Our Social Fabric is passionate about nurturing and inspiring the fibre arts community and encouraging the next generation of sewists. For this reason, we set up our Sew Fun(d) scholarship program - a scholarship to take the fun home.

The scholarship is for high school students and gives young designers in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area an opportunity to get their hands on a brand-new sewing machine. In 2022 and 2023 we gave away ten Janome 2030QDC sewing machines worth $929 each!

Do you know an aspiring designer who deserves a new sewing machine? Are they creative and skilled with their projects and always looking for extra class time to make their creations come to fruition? The Sew Fun(d) scholarship is for them!

Read more about the first recipients of the program.

First four sew fund recipients

The first four sewing machines were awarded in December 2022.

Media Coverage

Watch the feature on Sew Fun(d) on CTV News Vancouver:

Hear our feature with MaryAn, Sew Fun(d) program manager, on CJSF 90.1FM Radio.


Who is eligible to receive a free sewing machine?

Recipients of free sewing machines must be students enrolled in a secondary school located in the Lower Mainland, BC. This includes schools in Bowen island, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, West Vancouver and White Rock. 

Who can I apply?

Students can nominate themselves or a peer, or teachers can nominate a student.

You will be asked to provide information on why the applicant is deserving of a sewing machine, the student’s academic background, as well as a current or past project. Students don’t necessarily have to be in a sewing program, but must be passionate about sewing and the fibre arts.

Applicants are welcome to reapply through successive application windows if unsuccessful the first time around. 


Applications are now closed. To be notified when the scholarship program reopens please complete the expression of interest form


If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program they can be emailed to