We’re a welcoming group of locals, getting together on the third Thursday evening each month to sew and socialise in Melbourne’s West.
We welcome all volunteers; sewers and non sewers alike. If you can’t sew and want to learn, we’re happy to help. But sewing is definitely not essential – there’s always plenty of other jobs to help with!
Our sewing bees started in mid 2018 & are run by us; Rachael and Belinda from Far Fetched Designs (a handmade and local designs gift shop in Charles St, Seddon). Upstairs from the shop is Handmaker’s Factory – and Nichola generously let’s us use the studio space to host our sewing bees. We’re also lucky to be able to do all our screen-printing there too. Plus there’s often an extra sewing machine or two on hand if you don’t have your own. We’re also known to share a bottle of bubbly or two…
Being in the heart of Seddon Village and being traders ourselves – we’ve been very lucky with the engagement and support of our local traders, who have embraced the Boomerang Bag movement and proudly display the Boomerang Bag signs. We are also generously supported by the local Seddon Community Bank who have helped with not only some grant money, but also a few fabric drives as well.
Volunteers who can’t make it to a sewing bee but would still like to help are welcome to pop into the shop to collect some take-home-and-sew kits or take home some cutting or handle making any time. All help is appreciated, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to pop into the shop for a chat.
Where should people donate materials?:
Fabric & sewing supplies can be donated at Far Fetched Designs, 84 Charles St, Seddon VIC AU. We also have take-home-and-sew kits at the shop for anyone wanting to help out from home.
Sewing bee details:
Third Thursday of the month, 6.30-9.30pm at Handmaker’s Factory, 84b Charles St, Seddon VIC AU