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Community Sewing Workshop : Reusable Period Pads

Join us here at The Incubator in the Creative Campus, every month for our community sewing initiative, the first series of which is: Reusable Period Pads!

Come and help us sew reusable period pads for those that need them!

Last Saturday of every month
10am - 2pm
The Creative Campus

27th August

24th September

29th October

26th November

Our aim is to create a steady supply of reusable pads that we can donate to schools and community centres around Tauranga, in the hope that no-one has to go without these basic necessities.

We have developed a pattern, from which to cut and sew, a variety of recycled and repurposed fabrics we have been collecting. We even have an awesome new dome press to add beautiful snaps! 

We'll have 8 new Bernina sewing machines and 2 new Bernina over-lockers which will be set up in the Creative Campus for us to use.

We'll also have all the necessary bits and bobs available to get sewing and producing a stockpile of pads, but we'd always appreciate any and all donations. Especially...
- Any nice cotton or linen fabrics
- Flannelette fabrics
- Towelling
- Rain coating or water resistant linings
- Threads
- Scissors

Feel free to contact Ruth at or on 07 5713232 for more info or discuss how you can contribute.

Huge thanks to The Mazda Foundation and Bernina Tauranga for their generous support with this initiative.