SACHA’s Multicultural Women’s Sewing Circle is a free group where women learn sewing skills together as well as get more information about services in Hamilton.
Our next sewing circle starts on Monday, October 19th and runs from 10am to 1pm every Monday and Wednesday.
Folks should consider joining the group if they are interested in:
- learning how to creatively sew
- learning how to make your own designs
- meeting and connecting with other immigrant and newcomer women in Hamilton
To sign up for the group call SACHA and speak to Nadia, Sayor, or Maria – 905.525.4573. Register soon as space is limited!
Materials provided and free child minding for children under school age.
Check out this post for more pictures from last sewing circle.
Today women in SACHA’s sewing group graduated! The Sewing Circle share skills and help each other with projects like pajamas, aprons, and shopping bags.
To celebrate the end of the sewing group, there was gifts, food, and awards. Participants displayed their projects for everyone to see and explained how much they had learned in the program.
Each group includes not only learning sewing skills but also learning about resources in the Hamilton community.
The participants in this group make us at SACHA better. We hope that you take all the skills and gifts you’ve learned in sewing circle and take it out in the community. The group is not just about sewing but about learning what our rights are in Canada and how we can support other women. — Sandra Lemus, SACHA’s Diverse Communities Outreach Worker
I will really miss this class especially the teachers Sandra and Myriam. They are very nice kind people. — Sandra, sewing circle participant
SACHA’s next Multicultural Women’s Sewing Circle will begin on January 6th. Contact Sandra at 905.525.4573 if you are interested in participating.
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On Wednesday, we celebrated the women of SACHA’s Multicultural Women’s Sewing Circle with a graduation ceremony and potluck.
Above are some examples of some of the projects that they worked on together. Many women came to the circle having never touched a sewing machine before and learned skills patiently together.
Thank you to all of the women who participated, made connections, took chances, and shared their culture with other women in the group.
Thank you to the groups facilitators Myriam and Selma for sharing their skills in both group facilitation and sewing.