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Sewing and Repurposing Makerspace



Up-cycling, Re-purposing, Mending and Dressmaking Makerspace
Do you have beloved clothes that need growing or shrinking? Visible mending? Patching? Lengthening or shortening? Have you found something at an Op Shop to make into something else? Do you have cushions that need recovering? Would you like to turn your old sheets and jeans into wildlife pouches or bags? Maybe you are inspired to make some cloth masks to save the environment from all the disposable ones.

Bring your sewing basket or your sewing machine, look through the pattern library or make up one of our kits. Share your skills and ideas and learn new ones. Make new friends, have a cuppa and relax for the afternoon.

This activity is open to people aged 18 years and over.

This is a new Makerspace and we would love you to come along and try it out to see if it is for you. We are launching the Makerspace on the 15th July.

Places are available at any time. Please contact us to enquire: 9433 3744

Participants have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.


This course MakerSpace is held at our Eltham centre - 739 Main Road

What to bring

Please bring your own sewing box, clothes, and patterns 

Concession fees

A Concession fee of around 10% off is available to holders of Health Care Cards, Pension concession cards or Veterans Gold cards. 
If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".
You may be asked to present your Health Care card, Pension concession card or Veterans Gold card for verification when attending a course or activity.    

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Upcoming Workshops

Name Location Date Cost
Sewing and Repurposing Makerspace Eltham Friday 3 Feb - 8 Dec 2023, 12:00PM - 4:00PM $41.00

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  • Diamond Creek
  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

  • Panton Hill
  • 18 Bishops Road
  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
  • Organisation No. 3989, ABN 64 487 894 794

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