Make do and mend is a new project being developed as part of the Westbank Healthy Neighbourhoods project. Volunteers support approximately 8 participants to sew. The focus of these sessions is to reduce textile waste by teaching people basic sewing skills to mend, repair, alter and reuse fabrics into new purposes. Projects might include making items such as bags, scarves or cushions, working on alterations to existing clothes so they can be reused rather than disposed of or trying new ideas for recycling fabrics. 

What is not involved

Intensive commitment, these are fortnightly sessions and there may be a limit to the number of sessions

What is involved

Deciding as part of your small team what sewing projects to include, a small amount of admin registering new participants and taking money, collecting donated fabrics and setting up the sessions on a fortnightly basis.

Qualities and Skills required

  • Good knowledge of sewing with and without a sewing machine
  • A love of sewing and making things with fabric
  • Ability to encourage and enable other people
  • Creativity
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Patient and understanding
  • Reliable, polite and flexible

All agreed expenses are reimbursed including travel.

Volunteers are needed in Cullompton on a Tuesday morning.

For more information

Please contact Katheryn, Activity and Volunteer Coordinator t: 01395 446896 e: [email protected]