The seam connects regardless of
origin, religion or language

Mercy sewing a tablecloth in the colours of her home country

I support women from all over the world, all cultures and religions in discovering a new enthusiasm for sewing and develop basic concepts of one of the most beautiful crafts. As a trained seamstress I show them important skills in sewing. Since 2017 and as part of the project ‘Lebenswirklichkeit in Bayern’ (supported by the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior and Integration) I am teaching women with a migration background. Through being creative together, self-confidence, self-initiative, knowledge of the German language, three-dimensional thinking, structured work, etc. are deepened and strengthened.

Gigi from Ethiopia cuts a gym bag for her son
Fathima from Burkina Faso decorates her self-sewn pillowcase with lace
Gigi loves purple! A tunic is made from the cotton from Liberty Fabrics
Saba from Egypt cuts her first Easter bunny
Mercy from Nigeria copies a dress cut in her size
Ayda from Togo seews the waistband of the skirt
Shalini from India has composed a patchwork picture for the children's room
Concentrated work full of dedication and enthusiasm
The big closing ceremony of the project 'Lebenswirklichkeit in Bayern' with Marianne Schmutzer (left), CEO elly Heuss Knapp Family Education Centre, Muc
Our final project: A wall hanging of 14 countries designed by 25 sewing students from all over the world.
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