Did you know that 4/5th of Scotland’s carbon emissions are caused by the heat and energy required to grow, make, process, transport and provide goods and materials? (ZWS, 2021).
In Scotland, at least 118,000 tonnes of clothes and 25,000 tonnes of shoes and bags are bought every single year. Clothing production has approximately doubled worldwide between 2000 and 2015. The total footprint of clothing in use in the UK was 26.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2016.
Come along to our second beginners sewing workshop on Saturday the 19th of February with Nicole from Dots ‘N’ Stripes, to learn how to thread a sewing machine, practise different types of stitches, learn how to make a button-hole and make yourself your very own tote-bag! These skills will help you to repair garments in the future and upcycle material into something new rather than throwing it away.
We will provide you with a sewing machine, thread, and fabric for you to make your tote-bag during the session.
The session will last approximately 3 hours, including a wee coffee/tea break. Book your space up quickly as spaces are very limited! It is not necessary to have attended our first beginners sewing workshop to take part in this session but if you have been to the first workshop, you are welcome to come along and learn to sew a new item too!
We can’t wait to see you all.