Sustainable Textiles Sewing Southsea Not For Profit

Sustainable Textiles Sewing Southsea Not For Profit

Sustainable Textiles Sewing Southsea Not For Profit

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Free sewing lessons in Southsea, Portsmouth. We have a discreet donations-dish, pay-as-you-can, towards heating / cooling, refreshments, servicing the machines etc. To get the dates for each month and to book Power-Sew join the mailing-list. No need to book Slow-Sew.

1. Power-Sew sewing-machines, the ultimate power-tool ! Third Monday every month, 10.30am until 1pm or 5.30pm until 8pm Garden Room, St. Judes Church, Southsea

Either bring items that you want to adjust or repair OR if you want to learn how to sew then we have make-n-take projects that can be completed in one session.
We have sewing-machines and fabric and a team of teachers. Booking is essential for Power-Sew

Some examples of what we do are repairs to clothing and other textile products. How to repair tears and do patches. There are ways of finding hidden matching fabric to use as a patch or add another fabric and make your patch a feature.
We teach you, one-to-one, how to use a sewing-machine. Other people who have used a machine, but not for a while, can have a confidence-boosting tuition.
OR You can bring in your own machine, for a lesson on it, if you like. We can show you how to thread it and take a video to follow when you get home.

If you have no specific jobs but want to learn to sew there's a variety of projects that will give you essential sewing-skills.
We often have feature projects - make a cushion, sew a zip, make a bag. What to do with the fabric from a broken umbrella?!
We respond to requests too so we are planning a sustainable-sanitary products session.
We also have clothes-making lessons. But these are for sewers confident with the basics.

Everyone is welcome. The youngest to learn on a sewing-machine was just 4 years old!

2. Slow-Sew hand-sewing Southsea Library every first and third Wednesday Drop-in anytime between 10.30am and 12.30 NO Booking required

Either bring your own sewing projects, or try one of ours or bring something that needs repairing. The Library has a cafe. We love showing beginners how to hand sew. We love to share our skills. Pre-school children are also welcome. We have things they can try too.

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