The Tales of Turning mothers groups expressed an interest in learning new skills. The mothers groups felt that learning sewing would be a great start as they could use this skill at home while they are looking after their children.
The mothers learnt how to sew on buttons and adjust hems so that they could repair or alter their children’s clothing. Not only did the mothers learn a new skill, they also got to take home the head scarfs and beautiful bags that they made. Fashion designer, Xaviar Dunstan, was a guest at our sessions to teach us how to make patterns, cut out designs and sew basic stitches by hand.
The mothers left the session wearing their stylish green patterned head scarfs, proud to have mastered a new skill. As it was school holidays some of the children had great fun joining us in learning how to sew.