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Sew Great Detroit

Sew Great Detroit

AFG’s Sew Great Detroit is a social enterprise program that provides sewing and employment training. Women in the program learn valuable skills, like machine sewing and hand finishing techniques, understanding characteristics of fabric, fabric cutting methods, and beginning design concepts. The women earn an hourly wage for their work, which is supported through contracted sewing projects. Members of Sew Great Detroit Knit meet weekly to create beautiful, handmade knitted items, such as scarves and hats.

Thanks to the support of local stores through contracted projects, the members of Sew Great Detroit Knit also receive an hourly wage for their work, just like the Sew Great Detroit seamstresses. Sew Great Detroit and Sew Great Detroit Knit are currently accepting new contracted sewing projects. Examples of completed projects are displayed here. If you would like to contract Sew Great Detroit to complete a project, please contact Taylor Gawlik at 313-361-4000 ext. 273 or

Sew Great Detroit has helped me channel my energy into sewing and I have learned to slow down and pay attention. It has given me a chance to gain employment skills and inspired me to make clothing for my daughter.

- Nina

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