Welcome to RACE

Make Do and Mend

Create new items from pre-loved fabric

Sharing sewing skills to help people reuse and upcycle pre-loved fabrics. Ever wanted to be more confident with a sewing machine? Inherited a sewing machine and wondering what to do with it? Our beginners’ workshops (Part 1) run once a month for 5 months, giving the opportunity to learn how to make bunting, aprons, reusable face wipes and how to put a zip in.

Around 80 people have completed our beginner’s workshops and many go on to join a Part 2 where we look at making simple clothes, household items and alterations or come to our  sew alongs where you can bring along your own projects

Since starting we have reused over 50 duvet covers, 30 pairs of curtains and numerous sheets and pillowcases.

Our next beginner’s workshop starts in  September  2024 and you can sign up here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/797299533367?aff=oddtdtcreator