Here's what we're covering in this "magazine" for you today:
🌺🌺🌺 Our Venues - and how to enjoy them! 🌺🌺🌺
🌺 BONZA! is starting and we don't want anyone to miss out.
🌺 Mojo & Mojo Mods (Mojo Modifications)
🌺 COUPON CODES and where
to always find them
These Friday messages are becoming colorful and fun to write... and after the positive comments about our last one,
let's do this again tonight!
As we're cruisin' into another Colorado weekend, we have lots going on. After dropping everything one day this week
- getting ready for another "Bomb Cyclone" that basically didn't happen - we're grinding away to get some good
things your way!
The team has spent much time in the last 2 weeks to build and prepare our systems! We have them up, running, and
organized for you all to join in! We know there is confusion out there - but that happens when we are
doing things, as a community, that nobody else does! So let's explain it all! There's so much to get excited
🌺🌺🌺 Our Venues!
The MAIN purpose of this message is to help lift a little bit of fog for ANYONE that may be having any frustration
confusion. We're giong to take a shot at explaining what you can expect and enjoy from each of our service venues.
Each does serve a purpose. 🤓
We are trailblazin' here.. and can that be a bit overwhelming? Maybe. We get
it. But, every week we hear from people that tell us how amazing the experience is once you try out the things we
have for you! So here's the run down of the main services we use:
🌺 Mighty Networks
🌺 Our site: sewlikearockstar.com
The focus of each one:
. It's a love/hate thing we have with them! 😊
: It's where we all met, for the most part.
Most people use it.
People are conditioned into how it works.
It's easy to post and comment.
Easy to do live videos.
: It's losing its popularity/likability. We get comments frequently from our customers/members
about how they either don't want to be on it, or they only come
for our group. Most recently, with the Craftsy Chaos that went down in December (email that explains that is here) ,
we had many new members say they were grateful they did not have to have FB memberships to have memberships on our
site. What does Nordstrom's say? If you hear it once, there are 20 more customers out there that are thinking the
same? In any event, we see this as a valid reason to not be co-dependent on FB.
Bad notifications. It is
NOT working like it used to. We have had serious issues with people not getting their notifications of activity we
have done on that platform - even when they have tried to get notifications set properly.
Many people think they have notifications set properly on FB, but in reality, even if they did set their account
notifications set up correctly, FB has been known to change those settings. Many of our members have gotten confused
Important stuff scrolls off. Frustrating to find info, sometimes.
Live video is
not dependable. We had two videos last year that were re-formatted by FB after the fact. They were good for 48
hours, then it was unexplainable as to why they were reformatted from landscape to portrait mode - ruining
Not organized. Very difficult to keep important info in places where members can go back and find it.
Our focus on FB:
To keep discussions going there and continue to have it be a landing
place for new members to find us.
Realizing the issues, we are putting effort into alternate platforms
that we can count on to be reliable.
What we suggest: Enjoy the main group Sew Much Nicer
on FB for the live videos and discussions. But look to Mighty Networks for important information,
notifications, updates, etc.
🌺 Mighty Networks. (MN) A social media platform that is more organized, as well as having
killer-great notifications that YOU CONTROL to get only the content you want, and how you want to receive the
Network: This is our main account. There are
groups and topics within this foundation network.
Groups: Much like FB, but all of our groups are under our main
Topics: Categories of content that exist inside any group or the main network
Chat: If enabled (as
it is in the VIP group so far) , it allows members a space to chat in the open - much like FB.
Organized. Info stays where it belongs. It has the advantage of having sub groups and topics... to keep groups of
people together according to interest or membership on our site... and topics to organize info and discussions.
with our site. By having memberships or enrollments in your account on sewlikearockstar.com ,
we are able to automatically grant access to certain groups within MN .
NOTIFICATIONS that are very reliable. You are in total control of setting what topics or groups you want to stay in
touch with... and how you want to receive notifications: on the mobile app, in email, or both. Or... not at all.
Cons: As with anything, there is a learning curve to MN to understand the cool hierarchy
of the system.
Mobile users sometimes have difficulty understanding where they are within our
network. We strongly suggest to all users that they explore MN on a browser - such as a real computer or browser on
a tablet. This gives a better look at the layout. From there, the mobile app will make more sense.
Focus on MN: To help members stay in tune with the projects and other content that they desire. This is
also the CORE of our information that is commonly asked about - so the FAQs are becoming very useful to help
members... especially new ones.
Notifications are AMAZING once a member sets them up properly. To
stay in the loop about live events or new things added to the site or projects, this is the way to get it!
Codes are easy to access.
Sharing Pictures and Discussions are well implemented on MN.
Join Mighty Networks: Just use this link (or give to a friend) to get access to the main network: JOIN HERE - FREE
🌺 Our Site: sewlikearockstar.com
This is our home base. All enrollments, purchases, and delivery of PDFs and videos happen through
here. This is where our main database of members resides - so access to the areas on the site as well as in MN is
based upon your account on Rock Star.
Pros: We have a custom site. We are adding new
features every month. Some are minor, some are amazingly wonderful. Just explore!
Our most recent
integration was to "sync up" to Mighty Networks to easily give access to groups of enrollees or memberships on the
site to the areas of MN that provide updates, info, discussion, and notifications for individual projects.
Videos in Bite-Size pieces. We break up each course into smaller, focused procedures so that it's easy for you to
dive into the things you want, avoid the things you may not want to view, and EASILY go back to things you may want
to see again.
Flexible. We are able to provide your access to all content on the site by either a
membership (such as VIP) , or individual enrollments in specific projects.
PDF Patterns & Tutorials:
Full tutorials for our new projects are only offered after we have completed copyright legalities. Meanwhile, every
video course we offer contains the PDFs required (such as pattern pieces) to easily work with the
Cons: We still depend on other services, such as Mighty Networks, to provide
features such as discussion and notifications.
🌺 Zoom.us This is a teleconferencing software that is free for our members to use. It works on any
device. We use it for:
• Our team "storefront". We are on it every day as we work together on all
parts of the site, classes, customer service, etc. If a member has a problem, we sometimes invite them in to help
them out face-to-face.
• VIP zoom "hang-outs". Especially on the weekends, we may fire up a zoom so
that the VIPs are able to drop in and out and enjoy some sewcial time with each other. This is one of the big
benefits of VIP - and it's probably difficult to appreciate until you experience it and get to know this fabulous
group of people.
• Sally Sew-A-Longs are delivered through a zoom meeting. We have an
amazing tech setup that allows you to see the sewing close up on one side of the screen while on the other, having
the ability to converse, ask questions, and get to know others in REAL TIME (no delays) . It's amazing. You must be
enrolled in the Sally Sew-A-Long Invitation list in order
to receive the notifications for these live events .
In order to use Zoom, you just need a camera enabled
• Occasional "Open House" or "Customer Service" events - especially when we are rolling out
something new. This helps all users get a chance to try zoom or get assistance with a new feature we may be
launching. Or.. sometimes... just to open it up to have some fun with each other.
So now, lets get to our current work this week!
🌺🌺🌺 BONZA!NEWS 🌺🌺🌺
🌺 Picking the fabric.
First, a heads up! 🎉 We have chosen to replace the fabrics used in this workshop. We're pretty excited!
have pulled the plug on promoting anything Tula Pink, Free Spirit, or Jaftex-owned for the time being. It's a
somewhat long not-nice story behind our decision, but we feel we're doing the right thing. Many discussions are
going on in our FB groups as well as in the VIP-Only Secret MN group about it all if you're interested in the
For our BONZA workshop, I've decided to go with Quilting Treasure's Carnivale. It currently (at
the time of this writing, anyway) is available at Fabric.com . Here's our associate link for fabric.com - we hope
you shop with us!
Carnivale at Fabric.com !
I'll be using the one above for my exterior.... and look at these yummy co-ordinates!
Some of the coordinates are being discontinued... and some are still reorderable. I found it super interesting that
after I mentioned this on some of our internet venues yesterday, the "main" design got re-stocked! lol... I think it
had like 40-50 yards available when I bought yesterday, (I was thinking it would be enough to help some of you grab
it! lol) ... then this morning, I see it had this 279 yard availability!
Some of the coordinates are on
their way out, so I suggest - if you are looking at getting this line - that you head over right away so there is
this full selection of the yummy designs. 🤓
The minute that I get my Carnivale order in, I'll match up
zipper and thread colors for this line.
🌺 Frames for BONZA!
Part of the glory of BONZA!, besides
its unique and wonderful size, is that it is reinforced by lightweight, heavy duty rods. This gives this bag an
amazing structure that helps it keep its good looks under use!
sets of rods for BONZA!
Sally's son, Joel, manufactures the frames for Mojo and BONZA! in Colorado, USA.
He also is a major US source for YKK zippers. He ships daily. You will get your orders very
Remember, VIPs get a 60% COUPON CODE off of all zippers every day.
Periodically, there is a
30% off code offered publicly.
He carries a bright and beautiful rainbow of over 100 colors (more than
anyone else!) in the four most well-used, versatile sizes. My personal stash that is hanging in my studio is shown
below... look at those yummy colors!
For BONZA! You'll need one #4.5 zipper that will be trimmed back to 28" . Consider
cutting a 40" one down (it already has two pulls on it - which gives a nice look!) or maybe buy extra pulls that add
interest to your project - as shown below to have a little color pop to set off your perfect zipper tabs. 😁 The
pulls are easy to swap out. If you haven't seen it, there's a fun FREE video on the site called Fork U. 😁
For the interior of the BONZA!, you will want up to five #3 zippers - 14" ones work well (they're easiest to install
if they are trimmable) - they will be trimmed back to 10" during construction.
Check out the store here: shop.sewmuchnicer.com
forget to use COUPON CODES! More on that in a bit. 🤓
Now for the BONZA! workshop... a few reminders...
1. Mighty Networks! (MN) We use the MN as the
platform for announcements, updates, discussion and amazing NOTIFICATIONS as you desire.
If you're VIP or
you have enrolled in the BONZA! Workshop , you want to make sure you're in the Project: Bonza Workshop GROUP in our
main Mighty Networks (MN) network. Looks like this:
The purpose of this group is to have ANYONE that is INTERESTED in Bonza to have the opportunity to join in, browse,
see what's happening, and GET NOTIFICATIONS (if desired) of what we're doing with the project!
get acquainted with the TOPICS within the group... please FOLLOW the ones you desire so they show up in your feed
when you visit MN.
To "follow", just hover your mouse over the topic and the option to "follow" will
appear. Alternately, as I have done here, hover over the topic to see if you are already "following".
2. All important stuff is delivered through sewlikearockstar.com .
... the PDFs and videos are delivered through
the workshop here:
Be sure to log in and make a free account to the site (if you don't have one already) and then the link above will
take you to the page looks like this....
🌺🌺🌺 MojoNEWS 🌺🌺🌺
As you can see, we have had lots of focus on BONZA!
this last week or two, but we also did do a little work on Mojo!
The Mojo Mastery Workshop IS
As you have read above about our venues and BONZA, look forward to all of this
being built for Mojo in the coming days!
One feature of the Mojo Mastery Workshop will be the "Mojo Mods"
(Modifications) that we intend to roll out throughout 2019.
Currently the first Mojo Mod was added to the
Workshop on the site last week.
🌺🌺🌺 Coupon Code NEWS 🌺🌺🌺
Remember, Coupon Codes can be
found in our Mighty
🤩 Are you all in and excited to have fun with us doing BONZA! ???? 🤩
If you already are
enrolled in the BONZA! workshop or you are a VIP,
you're already IN! You can skip on down to the Sew-A-Long info if you'd like. 🤓
For those of you still
There are currently three ways to get access to this workshop:
BOGO -buy one get one free. ($158 value)
- combined with the Mojo Mastery Workshop.
full access to the Basics Collection of videos ($75 value)
TOTAL VALUE of this bundle:
$79 is for both workshops. Buy either the BONZA! or MOJO Mastery Workshop and enter the COUPON CODE of
BONZA! and the other Mastery Workshop will be added to your member area on sewlikearockstar.com
within an hour. You will have full, permanent access to both.
2. $59 ( $79
value) Only want to try BONZA! ? That's cool. 😎
Take $20 off by using the COUPON CODE of BONZA20
Full access to the Basics Collection of videos ($75 value)
TOTAL VALUE of this bundle:
Use the coupon code at the time of your purchase of the BONZA! Mastery Workshop.
3. $129/year ($229
value) VIP Program.
Use COUPON CODE of VIP50
Due to the large number of new members we have coming on board to sewlikearockstar.com this year in the wake of the Craftsy Chaos, (link for those of you that thrive on knowing
what happened! lol 😜) , we have extended the January 2019 special of $50 off the 2018 price of $179 for the time
being so our newest members don't miss out. At some point this year, the regular yearly price is planned to go up to
$229. But for now, we're loving being able to do this for all of our new folks. ❤️
Alternately, we also
have extended the Lifetime VIP special as well.
Details on the site.
see the VIP membership benefits and options on:
Many perks! Here's just a few... including:
access to all recordings on sewlikearockstar.com
Live, fun, interactive, "hang out" sessions via zoom with other members
• 60% off zippers EVERY DAY... shop.sewmuchnicer is
our sister store (run by Sally's son's family!) Joel ships VERY FAST.. usually within 24 hours during the week.
Currently stocks over 100 juicy colors in 4 different sizes for your bag making enjoyment!
• First head
start to all project in the works that are not published yet!
• Secret, exclusive VIP only group where
nothing (at least not much!) is secret!
(you will be sent an email shortly after joining that gets you in
• Lots more perks.. check out the VIP
BENEFITS for complete details
The VIPs always have had a space to talk freely about things as
we are working on them, and WELL IN ADVANCE of the work being published to the site. As you are working on BONZA! ,
you will probably really enjoy what we do!
Just wanna say... I'm so grateful for the many messages we get
every week about how even seasoned sewists have learned tips and tricks, and have enjoyed the companionship of other
like-minded sewing folk by being part of the Rock Star Community. I'm truly blessed to be in the middle of such an
awesome group of people! We know you will appreciate all of this, too, when you are with us. ❤️
as a by-product to all of this wonderfulness, you will probably create the most high quality end result that you
have ever done! We truly work towards helping you create an item made with enjoyment, fun, peace and craftsmanship
that you will be proud to own, use, and show off! ❤️
Now that we have this AMAZING POWER of GREAT NOTIFICATIONS ...
We realize that our Workshop Enrollees
and anyone that was still looking into the workshops didn't have a place to keep up with BONZA! ... so, just in the
past week, we started a focused group in Mighty Networks for everyone that HAS AN INTEREST IN BONZA! and is excited
about staying in the loop and having discussions with other people that are enjoying this project. From all of our
experience, we know that everyone comes together to create a great place to get help if you are trying to speed
ahead! While it doesn't take the place of the workshop, if someone in the community can't help you (about 50
Retreaters and VIPs have already made BONZA at the time of this writing), then we have my staff that can take a
swing at any question, and then... I'll try to come in and help as often as I can, too. 🌺
raised in the group will help us make the videos and accompanying pdfs even better!
The VIPs and everyone
enrolled in the BONZA! Mastery Workshop were automatically sent their invites into this group in the past week -
through some automated magic from my developer. This will be a really great group of people when I get all of you
rounded up in there. 😘
Important Note: About the Sew-A-Longs for this project...
If you have been watching, you should know, in March, we had several short site service interruptions (not our
fault!) These caused us to seriously re-evaluate how the Sally Sew-A-Longs (SSAL) were working. We have enabled a
new system, that you can see explained here: Sally Sew-A-Long Invitation Group
Now with having the ability of the
super-effective Mighty Networks notifications, we are able to keep our work rolling along better than when we had
scheduled events that were vulnerable to failures - mostly due to tech/site vendor issues. The new SSAL was put into
action this week and we had great results.
VIPs: As always, you will get access to all recordings. If you
want to enjoy the participation by getting a seat in these live Sew-A-Longs , be sure to subscribe to the list. Info
below works for you, too!
We encourage you to look at the Sally Sew-A-Long Information
The current special we are offering
1. One year of invitations to ALL Sew-A-Longs for ALL projects!
2. Savings of $89 over the
3. BONUS: $10 Coupon Code to be used on zippers, frames, etc
4. BONUS: One of our fancy,
schmancy new pins we just got in!
See complete details on Sew Like A Rock Star Sally Sew-A-Longs Invitation List
Sound like fun? It IS!!!
So many great things moving forward now!
We hope you join us!
Oh...a few last things ...
If you're just getting ready to go shopping, here's our associate links
to our favorite sources:
Frames, Rods, & Zippers - My son's store in Colorado - shop.sewmuchnicer.com
More Yummy Fabric - Fat Quarter Shop - fatquartershop.com
Thanks for being with us... be sure to set your notifications as you desire for this group... and watch for updates
through your MN notifications!
-Sally and her Rock Star Team