New Cover-stitch machine for SFL Uganda

There was lots of excitement for our sewers at the School For Life Uganda, when Annabelle brought them a new Janome Cover-Stitch machine from SewAID Australia. This machine was kindly donated to SewAID by Janome and again thanks Janome for this generous donation.
The cover-stitch machine will add a new professional finish to sleeves and hems especially on stretch fabrics, and will further enhance the professionalism of the clothing they manufacture at our SewAID workshop at the Katuuso SFL school.

SewAID teachers Glenda Bones and Sharon Tunks have just arrived at the SFL in Katuuso Uganda to make preparations for a full SewAID team that will be going there in June. Sharon and Glenda will be able to teach them how to use the new Cover stitch machine.

Roll over of our SewAID workers:
So as to be able to involve more local women with the chance to learn to sew and to earn some money, we are currently working on finding jobs in the local factories for some of the sewers in our workshop- and in this regard we are finding our sewers are so qualified and experienced, the factories are snapping them up. Then in June we will be teaching a new team of about 25 local women to sew and to be part of the team that produces the SFL’s beautiful Kumi label garments and craft items.

It is quite amazing how we can take local women, many of them who have never used a sewing machine or even held a pair of scissors, and teach them to be competent sewers in our workshop.
Attention volunteer sewing teachers, registered on our Sewaid data base,
We have some vacancies for the June team, and so if you would like details please give me a call
Tony Castley

Photos below:
Sharon arriving at Katuuso and holding one of the sewers new baby !, Welcome signs for Glenda and Sharon, and the Sewers admiring the new Janome Cover stitch machine.

Sharon in Katuuso
Katuuso welcome 2
new cover-stitch machine