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Kits for Purple Iris Accessible Sewing Sessions

Thanks to our National Lottery Community Funding grant we have been able to purchase starter sewing supplies for people to borrow when they attend our accessible sewing sessions. Each kit contains:

  • fabric scissors
  • pinking shears
  • a pair of small scissors
  • a seam ripper
  • a measuring tape
  • pins
  • sewing machine needles
  • hand sewing needles (normal and self-threading)

To help everyone keep track of the supplies they’ve borrowed we decided to colour coordinate each set and it certainly makes packing away easier!

A big thank you to The Craft Cotton Co for sending us a wonderful donation of denim and cotton fabric. Their free Lunch Bag sewing tutorial combined with their fabric donation made the perfect matching bags for storing the kits in.

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Accessible Sewing Sessions (Dates for Your Diary)

Thanks to everyone who attended the first ever sewing session. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make the last one, you will be more than welcome to come for tea, chat and some sewing.

We have booked up the next three sessions and have tried to vary the times a little so hopefully there will be something that suits everyone.


When: Monday 8th April 1 – 4pm
Where: Sight Support, 48 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JT
Cost: £3/session

When: Thursday 25th April 10am – 1pm
Where: Sight Support, 48 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JT
Cost: £3/session


When: Wednesday 8th May 1 – 4pm
Where: Sight Support, 48 Rowlands Road, Worthing, BN11 3JT
Cost: £3/session

If you live locally but transport is an issue, please do contact us as we may be able to help you access the sessions.

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Purple Iris Website & Accessible Sewing Session Launch

We have already had a busy week here at Purple Iris and it is only Tuesday!

Yesterday was the first ever accessible sewing session held at Sight Support Worthing. We had a great time with plenty of tea, coffee, biscuits, chatting and sewing. Everyone made a great start on their bags which were created from discarded upholstery samples that were destined for landfill. We are looking forward to the next session and finishing these off.

Today there is another Purple Iris first. We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Purple Iris website complete with our online shop which can be found at . We will be expanding our product line once we are sure that we have chased out any gremlins hiding in the code so please bear with us if you find any glitches!

Feel free to take a tour, shop and comment below with anything you would like to see added over the coming months.