2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Community Clothing

Come and follow the Community Clothing ethos, founded by British fashion designer and BBC Sewing Bee Judge, Patrick Grant and The Prince’s Foundation.


Community Clothing encourage investing in quality, British made clothing, and making the tweaks needed to get a longer life out of your garments. Making session at the festival consider the impact of our clothing and discourage throw-away clothes culture.

Need to rescue your most loved clothing items? Want to be more sustainable by fixing your favourite pair of jeans instead of buying a new pair?

Sessions on how to make minor repairs and customisation class will be running all weekend as Prince’s Foundation share skills so you can get mending and make your clothes last.

If you want to make something from fresh, their tote bag making workshop is ideal for sewing novices.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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