Hilltown Families


Differing from regular mending in that it’s meant to be seen, visible mending offers a creative take on clothing repair. Possible to do with just a few basic sewing skills, visible mending offers a great fix for the inevitable rips, tears, and threadbare patches that well-loved clothing inevitably experiences – plus it’s an easy way to upcycle!

Sewing Marathon Creates 485 New Bags for the Bagshare Project! Leni Fried of Cummington, MA writes: Hello Bag Sharers, The Bag Share Sewing Marathons were a roaring success! I sewed for 24 hours straight. By 3 in the morning I felt like I was inside a giant sewing machine and there was nothing outside of it. By 7:30 a.m. I emerged from the church to see a brilliant rainbow over the fields… Read More

Sewing Marathon: Sew Bags for the Ten Bagshare Locations in the Valley, Hilltowns and Berkshire County Leni Fried of Cummington, MA writes: The Hilltown 24-hour sewing marathon will be at The Village Church and Hilltown Sewing Center on Main Street in Cummington, MA on April 16th—17th from 7:30am to 7:30am the following day. There will be six 4-hour shifts with at least one experienced bag sewer to head up each shift. Please… Read More

Clothing Repair Clinic in Cummington Sunday, February 7th from 1-6pm According to the EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year, representing about 4% of the municipal solid waste – and this figure is rapidly growing! The Bagshare Project is hosting their very first Clothing Repair Clinic to help offset this percentage of waste, and help local families reclaim and… Read More

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