Community Engagement Programs

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Women’s Sewing Circle

Location: House of Welcome in Granville.

An 8-week sewing program on domestic machines. Beginners and experienced students welcome! Learn how to make a simple garment using a pattern from The Social Outfit. You will learn professional cutting techniques and the correct order of assembly for a beautifully finished garment. You will also get to practice your English skills and meet like-minded people in this class. Delivered in partnership with the Afghan Australian Community Settlement Support Grants Program and House of Welcome.

Please contact if you'd like to hear about future programs like this.

Community Print Art Project

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The Social Outfit’s Community Print Programs are much-loved textile art workshops delivered in collaboration with people from our refugee and new migrant community, reflecting a hopeful and inclusive Australian Spirit.

The Community print project facilitator from The Social Outfit work with the participants over a number of weeks, introducing a range of artistic techniques. Participants create individual artworks which the professional artist will then use elements from to design a collaborative repeat textile print, to be sewn into distinctive Australian fashion. Proceeds from garment sales will support our charity to continue creating training and employment pathways for refugee women.

Participants artworks and reflections on the theme will be exhibited in the windows of The Social Outfit at the conclusion of the project. Students, families and members of the wider community will be invited to a celebration and showcase event at the conclusion of the workshops.

To enquire about having a community print arts program at your school or community group, please contact

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Financial Literacy Program

Every few months we hold financial literacy classes for refugee women who are starting their journey to work and earning income. To enquire about classes please contact

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Casual Sewing & Craft Classes

The Social Outfit regularly offers casual sewing and textile hand craft classes for our refugee and new migrant communities to build social connections, strengthen English language skills and boost community wellbeing through creative practice. What we offer and when is based on community interest and needs.

If you are a refugee or new migrant woman interested in getting involved in casual craft classes, please contact at