• Sharon Prigan

Zero Waste Sewing Studio

I am taking part in #SeptTextileLove which is organised by @seam_collective They provide a prompt for each day of September, you can read about it on their blog (go to their page in facebook and click on the link in bio)


Day 25: The prompt for today is - Waste


We run sewing workshops where we teach sewing from scratch from children up to adults. All of the materials used are upcycled and remnants from other projects. Nothing gets thrown away, even the smallest of pieces are used so the result is Zero Waste.


There are always 2 bowls on the table when I teach. A larger one for fabric remnants and a smaller one for fabric threads., One only realizes at the end of the sewing day how much waste could be generated if we did not channel it intelligently.



Sorting
Sorting

The threads are saved in a box and used to stuff beads, dolls and pillows. One of the students took it upon himself to collect all the cut threads when we clean the studio at the end of the sewing day.



Threads
Threads

The fabric remnants are perfect for creating landscape art projects and for creating "new" fabric pieces



Fabric Remnants
Fabric remnants

Children choosing from the ocean fabric remnants box to create mosaic patchwork.


Choosing colors
Choosing colors

The project for the day was placemats or wall art.


His color choices
His color choices

Very busy choosing


The layout
The layout

All of them wanted placemats with the option of hanging on the wall so I taught them how to bind and place triangles on the back corners for a hanging option.




Nothing gets thrown away - Zero Waste Sewing Studio.

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