Sewing in Oaxaca
The Church at San Baltazar had their first Women’s Ministry Outreach last year when they put on a sewing class during the Children’s Club. On the first day they had only 6 ladies show up. By the last day there were 20 women and 14 of them finished a project. They had 3 sewing machines to work on.
This last week there were 8 women when the class started on Monday and by Thursday there were over 30 women who wanted to learn to sew. Another sewing machine had been donated, so now there were 4 machines that the ladies shared. Four of the ladies finish their projects and sixteen are still working on theirs.
Most of the ladies in San Baltazar know how to hand stitch and embroider but have never used a dress pattern or sewing machine before. Lilia, who had taken sewing classes before will be continuing the sewing ministry by teaching a morning and an afternoon class every Wednesday at the church. There are 26 women signed up to take these classes.
The women really enjoyed talking and sharing life together. Fabric is very inexpensive to buy in Oaxaca so making their own clothes and their kid’s clothed is a great help to the family.
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