—Now mostly remote, due to COVID 19—

The Community Sew Project matches experienced sewists with women who could do with some love in the form of a garment made especially for them. This might be a single mama, someone on a low income or having a hard time.

We use patterns from some fabulous independent patternmakers.

Get in touch HERE to nominate someone, or if you’re an experienced sewist who would like to donate your time, and fabric from your stash, to help.

Auckland Community Sew Pop up days will be back running once our venue, the community-run Gribblehurst Hub’s renovations are complete. These are drop-in days with experienced sewists available to teach sewing or sew custom-made garments from size-inclusive patterns – some participants are referred by not-for-profit organisations. It’s a safe friendly space for all. Kind of like hanging out with nana or your aunties. Including the home baking and cups of tea.

Our Community Sew Days are grateful to Sonya from 100 acts of sewing, Sew Knit Love and Swimstyle Australia for permission to use their patterns to create beautiful garments.

Donations of sewing machines, fabric and sewing supplies are gratefully accepted for teaching and to gift to people who will benefit from them.