Community Engagement Programs

Term 2, 2023 – Enrolling NOW

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Afghan Women’s Sewing Circle

Term 3: Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm
at 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.

Starts: Friday 20th July
Finishes: Friday 8th September
Address: 197 The Trongate, South Granville

Term 3, Afghan Women's Sewing Class is NOW FULL. Please contact if you'd like to hear about future programs like this.

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example of embroidered stitchwork with orange mustard and green flower

Mindful Embroidery Class

Wednesday 7th & 14th June, 10:00am - 1:00pm
In this class, you will enjoy time for yourself to be creative, practice mindful stitching and design your own embroidery artwork to treasure forever. Taught by Mary Brown, master embroiders from NSW Embroiderers Guild, this is a special class not to miss! You'll get to enjoy mindful stitching, practice your English skills and meet like-minded people.


Community Print Art Project

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This project is delivered with the support of Dooley’s Club Lidcombe.

When: Term 1 & 2, 2023
Where: Granville PS Community Hubs

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.

Our 2023 community print theme is RESILIENCE and we are working with young people and their families from Granville Public School’s Community Hubs to share their creative responses to this theme.

The project facilitator from The Social Outfit will work with the students over a number of weeks, introducing a range of artistic techniques. Students 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.

Student 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

2023 Community Print Showcase date to be announced soon.

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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 our Program Coordinator Laura at