Open sewing Café – Südstadt

Creating something new together

With the project “Open Sewing Café – Designing something new together”, fka offers an open space of encounter for refugees, migrants and Germans. The joint creative process of sewing and designing serves as a connecting element. The participants enter into conversation about this process – the sewing café thus becomes a place of exchange between locals and immigrants.

Twice a week, interested parties have the opportunity to come to our rooms in the Südstadt. Together we want to learn how to sew and implement small projects (cosmetic bags, jute bags). Those who already have a little more experience can also implement their own creative projects, repair clothes or “upcycle” old things.

We welcome everyone who is interested in community sewing, no matter if beginner or advanced.

The sewing café is instructed by trained and amateur tailors, who are available to help with problems and questions.


From now on the Sewing Café takes place every Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm and Friday from 9am to 12pm

Due to the current situation by Corona, only a maximum of 5 people can participate at the moment. A previous registration by e-mail ( is necessary. The order of registration applies. Please send a short e-mail in case of non-participation, so that others have the chance to participate in the sewing café.


Marienstraße 63, 76137 Karlsruhe – course room



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