Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Pretty Blue Quilt

This was a donation of lovely blue fabric that one of the ladies made into a quilt for her friend. It's been basted ready to be quilted!

Love the colours combinations and floral prints!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


We have been crocheting up a storm lately at the sewing group and Fatima did this lovely doily!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The best pin cushion!

One of the ladies brought this in and 
I thought it was so cute! 

A washing up sponge has many uses!

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Uma's Handbag

Everyone loved Uma's handbag! 

She is full of creativity and did a great job.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Warming Wheatbag Sewing Bees

If you arrive in Melbourne in Winter with barely more than the clothes you are wearing, you can get very cold. An open Facebook group called Welcome Home!! (A donation exchange for refugees & asylum seekers in Melb) has been
gathering and distributing basic necessities, and the sewing group is going to host a couple of
sewing bees to make a pile of wheatbags to warm these newcomers.
A wheatbag, heated for a couple of minutes in the microwave, is like a hot water bottle,
only safer. Besides, we don't know how to make hot water bottles!

You can be useful even if you've never sewn before.
Let us know if you are interested, and what date/time would suit you,
and maybe join Welcome Home!!  

Edited to add: We have been asked to make some hot water bottle covers too,
as most asylum seeker houses don't have microwaves at this stage.

So far Friday morning is looking like a good time for the few who have mentioned a preference,
and we will make a start this Friday from 10:15 am. I will need to leave by about 12:30.

Normal sewing group times are also good times to sew for this project. Check on the right for
address, times and contact details.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Faith, Food & Fabric Fun - Indigenous Connection to Land

We had a great day on Saturday learning about indigenous spirituality, local bush foods and the Recognise campaign.

 We put our hands up to recognise indigenous people in the constitution (http://www.recognise.org.au/).
 A possum skin cloak is a beautiful work of art! Given as a baby and added to as the person grows. And very warm!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Our new banner!

Julie our one of our super duper volunteers made this amazing banner for the sewing group! 


Thanks Julie!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Faith, Food and Fabric Fun

Join us this Saturday for Holi, the Festival of Colours: 
An interfaith celebration created in partnership with the Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group.

WHEN: Saturday 6th April, 10am - 12pm

WHERE: PepperTree Place, 512 Sydney Road, Coburg

WHAT: A Holi the Hindu Festival of Colours, is a celebration of good harvests and the coming of Spring. This event aims to bring the community together in an atmosphere of joy and colour. Help us create some colour through fabric weaving, mural drawing, face painting, Bollywood music and dance, the great tomato cook up and tasting colourful fresh juices & treats from around the world. Come in bright colours and enjoy!

COST: Free!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013


One little girl at the sewing group drew a picture of the doll she wanted to make and we helped her sew it!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Faith Food Fabric Fun - Interfaith Events

Faith Food Fabric Fun's latest event was for World Interfaith Harmony Day.

We made fabric tags and the community wrote down a prayer or hope and we hug them on a wishing tree.

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Thought this pretty heart was perfect for today! Made at the sewing group of course!

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


The girls love to make these cute cushions! No wonder they do such a great job!

Friday, 18 January 2013


Hello, my name is Marianna and I’m a student from Germany. I spent two months in Melbourne, doing a placement in the princes Hill Primary School.

One day, when I went walking home I saw the sandwich board in the street “ Multicultural woman’s sewing group” that was really beautiful.

At home in Germany I use to sew just for fun and I really liked it. So I decided to have a look, what’s this sewing group and I just went there and asked if I could join. 

I just loved it from the first look!
The atmosphere was so nice and interesting. Unfortunately I has just time to come three times because I had to go back to my country. But in this three times I had the opportunity to repair my pants and to sew a book cover that I gave for a present to the students of my school. 

Thank you very much for staying with you!