Clothing Repair Clinic in the Hilltowns. Reduce your clothing miles!

Clothing Repair Clinic in Cummington
Sunday, February 7th from 1-6pm

Repairing our clothing is a big part of reducing fabric waste!

According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year, representing about 4% of the municipal solid waste – and this figure is rapidly growing!

The Bagshare Project is hosting their very first Clothing Repair Clinic to help offset this percentage of waste, and help local families reclaim and revitalize their wardrobe.

On Sunday, February 7th from 1-6pm, join others and bring yours or your kids pants that need hemming or patching, clothes missing buttons, complex repairs you could use some help with – and mend and socialize! Held at the Village Congregational Church on Main St. in Cummington, MA, this will be the first of a 3 month series of clothing repair clinics in the heart of the hilltowns! (The Old Creamery Chocolate tasting starts at 6:30pm so you can do a dual event!)

Bring your sewing machine if you have one and any items specific to your repair. Otherwise, fabric, thread, sewing machines and supplies will be provided. If your plan is to replace a zipper please email Barbara first.  To RSVP, call Leni at 634-5591 or send her an email. Call or email either one of these ladies, especially if you can help in a teaching capacity.

If you have sewing notions you are ready to donate to The Bagshare Project please bring them along. The Village Congregational church has generously allowed us to use a portion of it for a sewing center. This will be the second sewing center started by The Bagshare Project in Western Massachusetts. The first one is in The Eastworks building in Easthampton.

Photo credit: (ccl) incurable_hippie.

1 Comment

  1. April 3, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Sunday, April 11th, 2010 will be the second Clothing Repair Clinic sponsored by The Bagshare Project.(www.thebagshare.org). It is at The Village Congregational Church on Main Street in Cummington center from 2-6 p.m. Go around the back to get in.

    Bring your mending! Get advice on how to repair your favorite clothing items and repair them! Sewing machines are available as well as two heavy duty serge machines. Bring your machine if you want. And bring tools and fabric specific to your repair.

    Call Leni for any other questions and please confirm if you can come and if you can participate as a teacher/ student or both!

    Leni: 634-5591

    P.S. No sewing experience is necessary. Teachers will be on hand!


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