About this Event
Learning basic sewing and garment repair techniques is not just empowering, it’s vital if we want to avoid being smothered by our own garbage. According to a 2015 EPA finding, the US throws out over 15 million tons of textiles each year. That’s twice as much as we did in 1995. In recent years, the average American education lacks home economics and basic sewing. The skill of mending our clothing is becoming a lost art and that skill alone can save countless garments from being trashed. Learning how to get creative with sewing skills is an important step to curbing our textile waste issue too!
esa New York is excited to bring our Not Your Grandma’s Sewing Circle event series to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center ! Join us virtually on November 14th from 3 to 6PM to learn how to mend, patch a denim hole, and use your clothing as a canvas!
Each attendee will receive a complimentary tutorial book and the first 45 RSVPS will receive a starter sewing kit to follow along and continue mending at home. Along with your RSVP please include your mailing address so that we can mail your sewing kit. If you would like to receive your sewing kit in time for the event it is encouraged to RSVP sooner rather than later!
The sewing kit comes in a bag with the following tools: thread, needle, embroidery floss, small cardboard, fabric scrap. Please let us know if you have these tools and would like to opt out of receiving a kit upon RSVP.
Additionally, each guest will get free access to our November eSwap event, a virtual swapping extravaganza where you only pay for shipping and get completely new-to-you pieces.
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