Join us at our sewing workshops

Workshops

At Freedom4Girls, we are passionate about promoting the importance of sustainability and choice.

Using the Days for Girls, reusable washable pad kit design, we have volunteers who support in creating these pads that are donated to our most vulnerable and in need beneficiaries; primarily those who are involved in our Kenyan and Ugandan projects. 

Through the donation of just one pack of reusable pads, a young woman or girl is provided with three years’ worth of menstrual protection to support her ability to stay in school and manage her periods with comfort and confidence.

We run the sewing workshops on a monthly basis, from 1-4pm on the 1st Saturday of each month at:

Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Ln, Leeds LS7 3LW

We welcome all volunteers of all sewing abilities to get involved with the workshops. They are always a fun, relaxing and productive way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Whilst experienced sewers are invaluable, we always have plenty of marking, cutting and kit-assembling tasks for non-sewers!

If you would like to join us at a workshop, please check the website the week before each session as there may be a need to reserve a place depending on expected numbers.

If you are interested in hosting your own workshop (with our support, of course), please contact us!

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Unsurprisingly, we’ve made the decision to cancel our sewing workshops until further notice. However, if any of our volunteers would like to continue sewing at home, we’ll happily provide fabric, templates etc for you to do so. Please send us a message or drop us an email for more info (info@freedom4girls.co.uk). Our upcoming trips to Kenya and Uganda will almost certainly need to be postponed, so we’re taking this as an opportunity to build up a good supply of period packs for later in the year!

We are also aware that the current levels of panic-buying have left many shelves empty of period products. If you’re in need, please let us know and we will help you. We will be restricting supplies to 1 or 2 packs per person, and if you can normally afford to buy products, we ask that you give us a small donation so that we can replenish our supplies once things calm down a bit. Over the next week we hope to establish pick-up points so that we aren’t inundated with requests, so watch this space!

In these uncertain times we are as determined as ever to ensure that everyone has access to safe period products and will continue to provide those in need throughout the Leeds area to the best of our ability.

Stay strong and safe,

The F4G team x