Waste Not Want Not – Sewing Machine Basics Workshop

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 Are you interested in upcycling and re-using fabrics and textiles, then these workshops are just what you need….


This four-week series will explore the fundamentals of using a sewing machine and build your confidence and capacity.

  • Start by familiarising yourself with the machine’s components
  • Learn how to ensure proper tension for smooth stitching
  • Explore and practice different stitches and types of seams
  • Learn how to create button holes and install zips
  • Make your own bias binding

By the end, you’ll be confident to upcycle waste fabrics and make basic alterations

NB: You must have your own sewing machine to book a place on these workshops



Thomastown Community Hall

  • Dates: February 28th – March 20th
  • Times: 7pm – 9pm each Wednesday evening


St Canice’s Neighbourhood Hall, Kilkenny

  • Dates: March 1st / 15th / 22nd & 29th
  • Times: 10am – 12 noon each Friday morning



  • Subsidised Fee – €40


To Book a Place

  • Spaces Are Limited & Early Booking Advised
  • Participants must commit to all 4 workshops
  • Book your place by emailing Diane Seale: diane.seale@kilkennycoco.ie


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