It’s amazing what you can do with old clothes and textiles! Join Sew Positive to learn how to turn redundant fabric into an attractive plant holder.
Sew Positive – the Cambridge charity that uses sewing to support isolated people and help improve mental health – is offering two opportunities next month for you to come along with your unwanted fabric and go away with a useful planter for your home.
Learn to make your own upcycled denim planters using old jeans and a 2-litre plastic bottle. Come and take part in a fun, slow-stitching workshop to calm your mind and help the planet. Bring a clean 2-litre straight-sided soft drink bottle and your old denim (or it will be supplied). No sewing skills are needed!
The first free workshop takes place on Monday 23rd October from 2pm – 4pm at Cambridge Grand Arcade, First Floor, where Sew Positive is taking part in the week-long series of events called Let’s Go Circular 2023. The workshop is preceded the same day by a taster ‘Sewcialise’ session (10am to 12 noon), where people are invited to bring their own sewing projects to work on in a friendly and supportive environment. This session is for people with basic sewing skills to mend or make their own projects (not alterations). Volunteers will also be on hand and selected upcycled materials provided.
Later that week, a second planter workshop is planned for Thursday 26th October from 2-5pm at Akeman Street Community Centre, where Sew Positive is involved in the Food for the Planet Festival. The festival, organised by Cambridge City Council and Cambridge Sustainable Food, encourages people to grow their own food and make positive steps to tackle climate change at a personal level.
Book your place for any of these events at Sew Positive Linktree