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As part of the Refugee Festival Scotland 2021, we have created to share with you all "How To Make a Traditional Abaya".

Watch as Aysha, [Alaa Crochet] a member of Sewing2gether All Nations shows you how to make an abaya dress, a loose-fitting garment that is traditionally worn by many Muslim women across the world. 

This was a YouTube Premiere and went live on 16th June at 7 pm at


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We met recently (on Zoom!) with the Storytelling Officer Chris Afuakwah from the Scottish Refugee Council. Click here to read his article "One big family: Sewing2gether in lockdown".

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The snow didn't stop our Family Sewing Activity Pack deliveries. 

We are Sewing2gether at home via Zoom and WhatsApp video tutorials.

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For a' that, an' a' that, It's coming yet for a' that, That Man to Man, the world o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that.

Robert Burns

We celebrated Robert Burns Day by making kilts for our rag dolls from our Sewing Activity Pack doorstep deliveries. 

We have enjoyed working with Eva from

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Ho ho ho!

Thanks to all our volunteers, helpers, donators and Christmas wrappers! 

Because of your generosity we were able to deliver Christmas gifts to over 100 children and their parents, along with our mini Christmas Stocking sewing packs.

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Thank you to Glasgow Gurdwara for your generosity this year supporting the refugee and asylum seeker community with the many food parcels we delivered alongside our Sewing Activity Packs.

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We are Sewing2gether in our homes, recently we made over 120 facemasks for asylum seekers that don't have homes and are staying in hotel accommodation.

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After a delay due to lockdown we celebrated the Scottish Refugee Festival 2020 with an event in the Mossy Cafe. Group members embroidered their names at home and brought them along on the day to be sewn together into this fabulous banner. #lockdown2020

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Clothed In Love is a new project based with Sewing2gether All Nations at The Mossy Cafe in Paisley. They hope to support families in Renfrewshire who need a helping hand.

Quality preloved clothing donations from newborn to up to 5 years of age are gifted to families along with other essential items. 

If you can support with clothing donations or or want to contact us about a referral, particularly if someone is due a baby soon -they would love to hear from you.

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We are delighted that one of our members and volunteers now has her own YouTube channel, with step by step videos for many of the projects she has taught us.

This includes sewing, beading, crochet, and the fantastic and popular baby pompom blankets.

Subscribe now to Alaa Design! 

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❤️ The hearts we made for COVID-19 patients and their families were dropped off at The Royal Alexandra Hospital by Lesley, one of our volunteers and NHS keyworker. Thank you Lesley and all your wonderful colleagues 👏👏👏👏👏 

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Although we are unable to meet at this time, our members are in regular contact, and sharing our sewing and other craft and cooking projects with each other! 

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Scottish Refugee Council are celebrating diversity and the cultural richness that refugees bring to the South West of Scotland this October.  

This family-friendly regional gathering will be held on Saturday 19th October 2019 from 11am - 3pm at the University of the West of Scotland, High Street, Paisley, PA1 2BE. 

The event will offer an accessible and interactive platform for Refugees living in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire to come together and engage with the New Scots Integration Strategy.

As well as the opportunity to engage with some of the key themes of the strategy the event will be fun-filled with music, information stalls, food refreshments, activities for children and more on offer!  The event is free but booking is required. Spaces are limited. Book now!

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Monday 27th May 2019

Drum roll please....

We are delighted to announce that the Sewing2gether All Nations group has been chosen to be one of just eight projects across Scotland for the next year (2019 - 2020) to be supported by the Scottish Refugee Council "Sharing Lives Sharing Languages" projects as part of New Scots Integration: Rights and Communities!

Our weekly workshops will benefit from the training we will receive from the SRC, and continue us to enable refugees to build social connections with the wider community, improve cultural orientation, increase language practice and build employability pathways.

The funding will enable us to welcome and support more migrant friends and families as they build a new and better future together in Scotland!!