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Poppy dress

Our poppy dress on display in Runcorn Shopping City.

Thanks to Angie Leroux, Ruth Mahoney and Janet Sutherberry for all your hard work in making the dress.

Made in partnership with Runcorn and Widnes Veterans


Halton Veterans and Sew Halton showcased the community poppy hanging on Saturday 28th September 2019.

We had a fantastic day

bringing veterans together with the community, the poppy hanging has been a year in the making involving over 75 people, it is 95 % up-cycled and cost a total of £50.00 to make. 

Thank you to (picture to the left) Chris, Heath School, Rach Scrowcroft Moore craft group, Kellie Cunnigham, Ruth Mahoney and Billy Jones from Halton Veterans. Picture to the right Halton Veterans and Derek Twigg MP.

Kids 4 Coats

Gemma from Runcorn Children's Centres joined us today to have a look at the work we carry out for our community.

Sew Halton donated 14 new up-cycled coats to the children's centre which had been destined for landfill.

Gemma will be receiving more coats in the near future ready for the winter.

Disability Confident

Sew Halton are very proud to be part of disability confident.

Paul has joined  Sew Halton for a 4 week work placement.

Sew Halton participants enjoyed meeting Halton's Mayor while at Asdas launch.

Asda provided lunch and refreshments to all participants.

We also met Councillor Alan Lowe at the event.

Sew Halton teddies enjoying a picnic.

We have made 2000 poppies

The community of Halton have made over 2000 poppy's in 3 months.

The picture to the left shows Angie Leroux who is a very active member of Sew Halton's community poppy group.

Angie came up with the fabulous idea to cut the bottoms of soft drink bottle's  paint them with acrylic paint creating up-cycled poppy's

We have saved 1 tonne of fabric and plastic going in to landfill just by making poppy's

The poppy hanging will be a 30ft x 30ft hanging from Runcorn Veterans building, Runcorn Old Town.

The poppy hanging is a joint effort between Runcorn Veterans and Sew Halton.  By creating Poppy's  veterans receive therapeutic rehabilitation.

We would like to thank Steve Rotheram  who donated £20.00 to our poppy hanging, Carrie Grimes and Suzanne Parkes who donated £15.00 via Facebook.

Angie Leroux who donated lots of wool.

Thank you for your kind support.


Visit from Steve Rotheram

Sew Halton volunteer's 

 having a chat with Metro Mayor of The Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram.

We have a great community spirit within Halton, over 150 people have engaged with Sew Halton / Runcorn Veterans Association  providing time, fabric and wool to create our 30 ft x 30 ft poppy wall hanging.

Poppy Session

Sew Halton have reached our target, 1000 poppy's in 6 weeks. All poppy's have been made from up-cycled fabric / wool. 

Only 9000 left to make.

Sublimation Printing

We can heat sublimate textile's such as T-Shirts, hooded top's, soft toy's, baby grow's.  We also heat press fabric to create amazing handmade bespoke cushion's.

Above Di on one of our free courses making bespoke cushions.

Sew Halton's youngest participant  learning the craft of sewing on one of our free sewing days. 

Chloe on her first day

with Sew Halton creating a swimming bag.


Running from  January to September 2019, we will be making poppy's all from up-cycled clothing and wool.

We will be making a wall poppy hanging adorned with 10,000 poppy's, 

The hanging will be given to Runcorn Veterans Association  26th September  2019.

Sew Halton will be giving away for free the above  stunning prom dress, the competition is running on Facebook

Free Prom dress giveaway

Children's Christmas Jumper Collection.

Sew Halton and the Prospect Inn are collecting jumpers which Cll Andrea Wall will donate to children in our borough December 2019.

Christmas Jumper


Christmas crafting

We have been

very busy this


We held an

Elf workshop

for our community.


made 30 Christmas

stocking's for  

children in our 


Jan who volunteer's

for Sew Halton

dressed our window.

Jan spent a total

of 27 hours making


Pattern Cutting

Pattern cutting / drafting class

Course participants learning the skilled art of pattern cutting and pattern drafting.

Sew Halton are proud to support Purple Tuesday.



Participants having fun on our various free courses creating cushions, hot water bottle covers, zipper insertion techniques, pattern cutting, pattern drafting, garment construction. increasing confidence and reducing isolation.

Bespoke items

Some of our bespoke creations which have been made on our classes, all of our clothing incorporates up-cycled fabric. 

Purple Tuesday

At Sew Halton we produce many bespoke textile items.

The picture to the right shows a cosplay outfit which won first place at Widnes Comic Con.

We also produce many leather items such as phone covers.


Sew Halton participants enjoying an end of course buffet. Many of our participants rejoin Sew Halton as volunteers.

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