Sewing workshops take off at Alcester repair cafe - The Stratford Observer

Sewing workshops take off at Alcester repair cafe

Stratford Editorial 8th Feb, 2023   0

BEFUDDLED sewists need look no further than new workshops run by Alcester repair cafe.

The repair team decided to start a sewing workshop because so many people came to the cafe with garments needing a repair.

Many said they wished they could do it themselves but didn’t know how to use their own sewing machine.

As a result, a few of the volunteers decided to trial a session at the usual repair cafe, where people could come along with their machine and learn how to use it.




They were invited to make a simple bag or apron.

Eight people turned up to the first session and it has become even more popular, to the point the sewing workshop is now going to run independently of the repair cafe.


The workshop will take place on the third Thursday of every month from 2pm until 4pm from The Depot at the Eric Payne Community Centre in St Faith’s Road.

Everyone is welcome to attend with their sewing machine.

Depending on how well these sessions go, the repair cafe may start up sessions in upcycling, altering, knitting and crocheting among other ideas.

Repair cafes were set up to give new life to household items which would otherwise have been thrown in the bin.

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