PUPILS at Canonbie primary school have had a wonderful time getting to grips with machine sewing.
Volunteer Jim Thomson explained and demonstrated the skills needed to operate a variety of machines before the pupils sat down and started on practice pieces.
Before long they were sewing with ease and confidence.
The session was part of the Langholm Initiative project Weaving a Future for Eskdale.
Judith Johnson, project manager, said: “At a time when tonnes of clothing worldwide is going to landfill and adding to the world’s environmental issues, it has never been more important to learn how to mend and recycle our textiles.
“By creating opportunities for people of all ages to learn these skills, we’re doing what we can to promote the recycling ethos in a fun and creative way.
“It’s particularly rewarding because we’re using locally-produced textile waste. It’s a win-win situation.”