Sewing Workshop - Introduction to making your own washable Sanitary Pads

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Location: York. Duration: 4 Hours. What's Included? All materials and domestic machines are provided. Take home an info pack with free patterns to use at home.

A friendly, informal course where you will learn how to get started making your own sanitary pads. There are multiple different methods of making sanitary pads that I can show you and you can chose from any of my 11 patterns that you'll also get to keep forever in a free PDF file or printout.

An empowering way to spend a few hours learning a skill that you can take home and pass to others, and most of all a fun way to take some much needed time to yourself. The courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to spend some time sewing whether you make items for yourself or to pass to others.

There's the opportunity to practice some of your essential sewing skills such as threading a domestic sewing machine, winding a spool, using a variety of stitches, and sewing zips and curves. A great course to chose if you want to utilize your skills as you also take away some free patterns to keep forever, and develop these further at home. Some experience of using a machine is recommended.

Why reusable sanitary pads?

With over 200,000 tonnes of waste generated from sanitary products each year, and a single disposable pad taking 500 - 800 years to degrade, you can save on landfill waste, reduce single use plastics, save money a make products that are suited to your individual needs.

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Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All equipment and fabrics are included and I have a wide range to chose from including Zorb and PUL. You'll also have your own domestic lockstitch sewing machine to work on throughout the duration of the course.

Teas, coffees, water and cake provided! Bring a packed lunch.

You can bring your own sewing machine if you wish (in good working order and with the manual)


Sinead at Sew Empowered


North Yorkshire
YO31 1AZ

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Teenagers


4 hours (10:00am to 2:00pm)

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