In the short time that we have been open, our fabulous community hall and cafe has become a social hub and activity centre for many people. In these difficult times, we feel that this social unity is more important than ever.

Don’t worry if you are not a sewer – this project is suitable for all ages and abilities, and there are no-sew options for the badges as well.

So, while our doors are closed, we are launching a new project to help keep minds and hands occupied, provide a little fun and creative challenge, and bring together our community in a shared activity. Even if we are separated by walls, doors, and two metres of space right now. We are calling this project: SEWN TOGETHER!

Bringing our Crafty Mondays out into the community, we started by providing the template for a quilt block to make at home, then to be sewn together into a giant community quilt.

We were inundated with hundreds of squares for this and they are now being pieced together by local textile artist, Jane Charles. We’ll unveil the finished quilt in our Sewn Together Celebration later in the year.

Our latest project is the Sewn Together Lockdown Badges!

We’ve all done something new, different or unexpected during the last few months, so we want to celebrate our achievements and activities during lockdown – big or small, serious or silly – by making fabulous ‘Lockdown Badges’. Think merit badges, but even better as they will be home-made and completely personal. And when you hand in your badge, we’d like you to tell us your name and (in one sentence or more) what your badge – or badges – mean to you.

You can use our designs or come up with one of your own – anything goes for this challenge (but please keep them family friendly!). The Sewn Together Facebook group will have extra templates and designs for you, as well as tips and tricks on making your own badges super-special. Open to everyone, make sure you join up for all this extra content:


We will also be providing free packs containing fabric, instructions and even a needle and thread, for those needing sewing supplies. Packs for the badges will be available mid-June, so check back for an update on how to get hold of one for yourself.

For those who have materials at home, you can download the template for the badges and the instruction leaflet.

Once the restrictions are lifted, we will gather everyone together – in person – to pin the badges (with your notes) onto a humungous banner. We’re hoping to have enough to make it a world-record setting display… (fingers crossed we’ll have news on that in a bit!)

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The Old School
Old Wolverton Rd
Milton Keynes 
MK12 5NP
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01908 321898

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Cafe opening hours: 
Monday–Thursday: Closed 
Fri/Sat/Sun: Closed