Habits for Life 

Workshops to create ‘Habits for Life’ and reducing the impact of our clothes on the environment by loving them for longer and keeping them out of the bin.

*Please note that you need to be a Leeds resident to attend our workshops. (read our FAQs below to find out more)

11 December 2021 10:00

Make a Tote as a
Festive Gift!

The Sewing Shed
The North Chapel,
Ashlands Road,
Ilkley,
LS29 8JT

Leeds residents only

Saturday, 29 January 2022 13:00

Sewing Machine
Workshop

Open Source Arts
The North Chapel,
1A, Aire Place Mills,
Kirkstall Rd,
Leeds,
LS3 1JL

Leeds residents only

Love Your Clothes is on a mission to keep clothes in use for longer, by helping us all feel more confident with a needle and thread!  

Our brand new and exciting project – Habits for Life – is being launched in the city of Leeds, with workshops and advice to show how easy it is to darn, hem, and button your way to repairing clothes and loving them for longer. 

 

* Please note that you need to be a Leeds resident and over the age of 18 to attend our workshops. (read our FAQs to find out more)
** We’ll be asking you to pay a fully refundable £5 deposit, which will be fully refunded upon attendance.

Our Habits for Life workshops

Has a button fallen off your top? Got a hole in your favourite jumper? You’re not alone. Although many people are confident sewing on a new button, some are not so much when it comes to taking up a hem or mending a hole in our clothes.

Habits for Life will teach vital repair, sewing and customisation skills – the kind of thing your granny did during the war! 

The best bit? All our workshops are free to attend!

Check our timetable of workshops and join us to show your clothes some TLC.

To book a place, choose a date above, and register! 

For information on how businesses can support Habits for Life or how to become a Super Crafter, contact loveyourclothes@wrap.org.uk.

 

FAQs:

  1. Why are the free workshops for Leeds residents only?
    Habits for Life is currently only running as a pilot project in Leeds. We’ll review the results of the Habits for Life pilot in Leeds and decide whether to expand the project into of our workshops further cities. We’ll keep you in the loop!
  2. Why do I need to pay a £5 refundable deposit?
    We’ll be asking you to pay a fully refundable £5 deposit. This is because spaces are limited, and we want to ensure that people who register commit to attend. It will be fully refunded upon attendance.

Excited for the workshops? In the meantime why not watch some of our videos or read our quick tips on how to extend the life of your clothing!

You can support the project using #HabitsForLifeLeeds on social media, and in the meantime, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as we gear up to a summer full of sewing and sustainability!

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