february, 2020

07feb6:30 pm9:00 pmSustainable Living Festival


Event Details

Both this and our “Wardrobe Makeover Sewing Bee” on the 9th of February are part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2020.

$25 per workshop. All funds raised will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Book both and enjoy two sessions of sustainable sewing and mending for a good cause!

Come along to a relaxing and fun evening of slow sewing and learn hand mending techniques with lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes!
In this textile workshop, with the support of facilitator Gaye Naismith and assistants, you will learn hand sewing stitches and decorative mending techniques that you can use to
-sew and repair loved clothes and other textiles
– create small stitched works from recycled fabric remnants and textiles you already own that hold meaning or memories for you.
This workshop are suitable for both absolute beginners and more experienced sewers who fancy a relaxing evening of social hand sewing with a group of friendly people. You can join us at any time but bookings are essential.
Learning how to wrangle a needle and thread is a valuable life skill that can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! Our workshops also allow you to explore the creative possibilities of hand sewing.
When: Friday 7th February 2020 6.00pm – 8.30

Where: At Maker’s Window Creative Community Space. 311 Barkly St, Footscray.

We will provide: All sewing equipment; upcycled, vintage fabrics for sewing and patching and handout notes.

Bring along: Any garments that need mending or enhancing by hand. Any meaningful or vintage textiles you would like to upcycle into a stitched collage such as homewares or old clothes (we will also have plenty on hand). Your sewing kit if you have one you would prefer to use.


(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm