A LITTLE BIT ABOUT STITCH THE GAP
Stitch the Gap CIC are a Social Enterprise Company passionate about bridging the sewing machine skills gap so that this valuable, life-long skill is not lost in our generation.
We believe that we can only affect environmental change by equipping people with the skills and knowledge to do this. Using donated fabric within our beginner sewing sessions (to make that first small step of environmental change and impact by learning how to up-cycle, re-purpose and repair clothes and textiles).
We repair & service sewing machines and have a lending library of sewing machines for those who do not have one at home. We have a small scrap store of fabric too.
We are based within Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire but we can take our workshops to where there is a need in the area and bring all materials and machines to each session. We run classes every week within Milngavie, Kirkintilloch and Ayrshire.
Stitch the Gap is a Community Interest Company who are 'not-for-profit' and will re-invest back into our local community to ensure that sewing machine skills are very much in evidence here.
We have been very fortunate to have been awarded funding from the National Lottery, East Dunbartonshire Council Community Fund and the Mental Health and Wellbeing fund but we felt that it all started with that first step and validation from FirstPort when we were successful for the 'Start-it' grant.
We have come a long way since 2019!
Check out our first ever television appearance!