Nearly everyone has a piece or two of clothing that needs a simple repair. Rescue them from the back of the cupboard and bring them to the Fair Share Festival at Hamilton Public School on Saturday November 12 and learn to repair them, or brighten them up, yourself at the Sewing Lounge & Upcycle Cafe.
Simple projects such as hemming, replacing buttons and patching holes are simple when you have guidance and a sewing machine set up for you. Children are welcome to come and have a play on the machines as well, with simple sewing projects from scrap fabrics.
If you’re inspired for more sewing, book in for the beginner or intermediate textile upcycling workshops led by slow-fashion activist Jane Milburn, and there’s a clothing and book swap on Saturday afternoon as well, so you can update your wardrobe with a few new pieces without out-laying a cent.
The screening of The True Cost on Thursday evening will help explain why it’s so important that we rethink our approach to clothing.
On Sunday, November 13, return for the upcycled fashion parade for more inspiration on how to remake, reimagine and rediscover your own clothes into entire new pieces.