Sew Fun(d) Scholarship – Our Social Fabric

Sew Fun(d) Scholarship

Sew Fund sewing machine scholarship

Sew Fun(d) is back for 2024 with TEN more sewing machines to give away! Apply now to receive a brand new Janome Sewist 740 worth $1299!

Our Social Fabric is passionate about nurturing and inspiring the fibre arts community and encouraging the next generation of sewists. We set up our Sew Fun(d) scholarship program to encourage and support aspiring designers and makers. 

The scholarship is for high school students and gives young designers in the Metro Vancouver area an opportunity to get their hands on a brand-new sewing machine. In 2022 and 2023 we gave away ten Janome sewing machines

Do you know a young person 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 Metro Vancouver area*.

*Metro Vancouver includes Village of Anmore, Village of Belcarra, Bowen Island Municipality, City of Burnaby, City of Coquitlam, City of Delta, Electoral Area A, City of Langley, Township of Langley, Village of Lions Bay, City of Maple Ridge, City of New Westminster, City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, City of Pitt Meadows, City of Port Coquitlam, City of Port Moody, City of Richmond, City of Surrey, scəẃaθən məsteyəxʷ  (Tsawwassen First Nation), City of Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, and City of 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. We have five more sewing machines to award in Fall 2024. Add your name to our expression of interest list and we'll contact you when future rounds of applications open. 

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