'Say It Ain't Sew' holds free, easy and fun hand sewing classes in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Ellon and Stirling one night a week for two hours. Fancy joining in? Here's how . . .

The groups are all run by volunteer tutors in pubs, bars and community venues, and encourage adults to get together and participate in a fun and engaging, pre-planned, class.

The classes promote positive mental health, cognitive skills, hand-eye coordination, self-esteem, social skills, problem-solving, and of course the skill of hand sewing.

Each week, on Tuesday evening, participants make something completely different and all materials and tuition is provided.

Founder of 'Say It Ain't Sew', Iona Barker shares her story of building the 'Say It Ain't Sew' empire in this short video created by the Guardian.

For more information on the classes and plans for the year ahead, connect with 'Say It Ain't Sew' on Facebook -