Category Archives: Workshops

INSPIRATION // International Day of Co-operatives

A film to celebrate co-ops. "Not through competition but co-operation of each, the people's strength." Watch. Enjoy. Share. #coopdifference pic.twitter.com/UvLzDhwWGN — Co-operatives UK (@CooperativesUK) June 26, 2018 Today is International Day of Co-operatives, and also the last day of Co-operatives … Continue reading

HQ // What’s on – July

What’s on in July at Stitched Up HQ   It’s July! Here’s an at-a-glance look at our calendar of events 4th – Learn to Sew Course 7th – Clothes Swap 10th – Garment Making Course 14th Make your own Espadrilles … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Start a Repair Café in your neighbourhood!

Have you ever wished there was a Repair Café in your local area? Somewhere you can take broken household items to get help fixing them? Well, why not start one up? We are running two FREE workshops in Manchester to … Continue reading

PROJECTS // DRESS: In 2018 are women still told what to wear?

For the past month we’ve been working with a great bunch of young women from Wythenshawe on the DRESS project. In 1887, the Ancoats Art Museum put their Model Dress on display to the public. Made from silk and placed … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Upcycled Mittens from Old Jumpers

Last month at the Booth Centre weekly sewing group, we worked on turning old jumpers into some functional and cosy knitwear items for winter. Nothing like a bit of seasonally-appropriate upcycling! We were delighted to partner with Emmaus Mossley on … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Slow Fashion Summer Club fun

At Stitched Up HQ last week, we held a-week-long slow fashion Summer Club for kids from the age of 10 to 14. Five ambitious young soon-to-be fashion designers set out to create their own upcycled rucksacks under the guidance of … Continue reading

WORKSHOPS // Announcing the first ever Stitched Up Summer Club!

In 2017 we’re super excited to announce our first ever Stitched Up Summer Club! This August we’ll be taking a group of aspiring young designers on a sustainable fashion journey to remember! The Summer Club will take place Monday to … Continue reading

TIPS // 5 Things You Can Do With an Unwanted Item of Clothing

We all outgrow or wear out our old clothes and that’s ok. But the amount of waste in the fashion industry isn’t. We don’t believe that any item of clothing deserves to end up in a landfill, wasting the hard … Continue reading