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Alla Mahdei has been sewing all her life. Even the wars in Iraq and Syria could not separate her from her sewing machine.
Resettled to Canada under the refugee sponsorship program, the mother of three has finally found an opportunity to work from home and care for her daughters.
The Mississauga woman is one of 20 refugee women belonging to a new social enterprise that will be showcasing their products — including scarves, bandanas, and pillows marking Canada’s 150 birthday — at the Corvetti Education Centre on College St. on Saturday.
The talented seamstresses will also be available to demonstrate their machine sewing and handstitching skills as well as bead and embroidery work by helping members of the public alter, mend …