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Breast Cancer Awareness Fabrics & Fundraising Group Accessory Ideas
Looking for Pink Cancer Awareness Fabrics? How about Easy to Make Event Accessories?
Looking for a way to support a breast cancer patient or survivor while at a Breast Cancer Awareness Event like Relay for Life or Walk? How about recruiting your group to wear matching head scarves or accessories to show your unified support of a friend or family member?
On this page you will find craft and sewing ideas, along with fabrics and other tools to complete these projects.
Purchases made from this page donate a portion to Breast Cancer research. Exceptions will be clearly noted and are only shown to complete the support or event projects.
You needn't wait for an Event to support those with Breast Cancer!
Show your support any day!
It may make someone who is already down feel a little brighter.
An Any time Idea to Support Friends and Family during their fight of Breast Cancer
There is almost nothing that makes a women more vulnerable about her body than an illness that takes away a part, or threatens a part, of her body. The loss of one or more breasts is a loss no woman can every really understand unless it affects her.
Although only a potential, and temporary, side effect to chemo, a women's hair loss is emotionally painful.
If you are going on an outing with a family member or friend who is a breast cancer patient, show your support by making and wearing a head wrap. Make an exact duplicate for your friend, too. Even though you may not suffer from the side effects of cancer treatment, she may appreciate the feeling of support and unity.
If you are not sure of her reception of this idea, just ask. Your question just might start a important conversation, too. Or maybe she would like to join in on this project, with friends and family along, too.
How about crafting Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Roses?
Perfect for Fund Raising.
If you'd like to make wearable Roses for Events, skip the branch and hot glue a circle of reinforced fabric to attach a pin back fitting.
~or~ Use contrasting fabric for an over-size backing and use Pink Safety Pins! - Sales of this product benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
So pretty, make these pink safety pins part of your craft project.
Buy Pink Scissors to support Breast Cancer Research - Fiskars donates a portion of every purchase with a minimum commitment of $30,000.
How to Tie Head Scarves - Instructions for the Bandana Scarf, Long Scarf and Rosette Scarf
Presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Hosted and demonstrated by Breast Cancer survivor, and former Dana-Farber patient, Kelley Tuthill of Channel 5 from Boston, Massachusetts.
How to Make No-Sew Head Scarves - Easy and fast project using jersey or knit fabrics and a rotary cutter
Presented by Catherine Behrendt of WZZM's Take 5 & Company in Grand Rapids Michigan. Created and demonstrated by Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood of CraftSanity.com.
Jennifer is one busy lady... In addition to her blogging website and appearances on TV, she writes the crafts column for the Grand Rapids Press. Read one of her columns that combines charity and needle crafting by one very talented, and giving, older gentleman. Click HERE... to read the article.
No-Sew Pattern and Instructions for the Head Scarf video above
- CraftSanity blog: No-sew Head Scarf Tutorial
As women we're always so concerned about our hair. Even though I habitually wad mine up in a messy bun behind my head, I like having long hair and would miss it if it was gone...
Jersy Knit fabrics perfect for No-Sew Scarves - These DO NOT contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness funding, so...
Please consider donating a percentage of your purchase to the Breast Cancer organizations below.
I will continue to try to find eBay Giving Work items listed to show here that do contribute to the cause.
How To make a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Quilt Block - See below for making a Tote Bag with this Quilt Block
Make a Tote Bag from the Quilt Block above - Great to carry your water bottle, and other essentials, during a Breast Cancer Walk
2 Completed Pink Ribbon Quilt Blocks (directions from video above)
40" Belt Webbing (pink or white) for handles (increase to 50" for shoulder bag totes.)
Fusible Quilt Batting
Contrasting Pink Cancer Awareness fabric (I like "Fight like a Girl") for inside liner
Double Folded Bias Tape
- Cut 2 pieces contrasting fabric the to the finished size of Quilt blocks.
- Iron on fusible batting to back side of liner fabric
- With right sides together sew side seams of liner/batting pieces. Press seams open.
- Repeat with Quilt blocks. Press seams open.
- Cut belt webbing to 20 or 25 inches for desired length (20" for carry tote or 25" for shoulder tote)
- Pin end of belt webbing to top salvage of one liner fabric section 1/3 from left side seam.
- Repeat with right side, also 1/3 away from right seam.
- Repeat pinning remaining webbing handle to other section of liner.
- Right sides and seams together, stitch along top edge making sure to stitch through quilt blocks, handle straps, and fabric liner.
- Press seam along top.
- Turn right side out and press along top edge.
- Top stitch 1/4 inch away from completed seam. Then again 1/4" down from that seam.
- Let cool, then turn right sides in.
- Stitch favorite quilting pattern or use tack stitches at 3 inch grid pattern intervals. Turn right sides in.
- Stitch along bottom seam 1/4" inch making sure all layers are sewn.
- Fold in end of Bias tape. Leaving tape on cardboard unroll as needed to stitch one side to cover raw edges stopping 1/2 inch from end.
- Cut tape 1/4" longer than end of raw edges. Fold in and continue sewing to end.
- Fold bias tape over to other side and "stitch in the ditch" to complete.
- Turn to right side out.
- ~ Fini ~
Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by Donating here
Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure by Donating here
"Since 1982, Komen for the Cure has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer -,b transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
* More early detection - nearly 75 percent of women over 40 years old now receive regular mammograms, the single most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early (in 1982, less than 30 percent received a clinical exam).
* More hope - the five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early before it spreads beyond the breast, is now 98 percent (compared to 74 percent in 1982)."
A really Ambitious and Fabulous Breast Cancer Support Project - How cool is this?
What do you get when 20 celebrities donate Pink Fabric and is sewed by 7 quilters?
a car, of course. :)
The auction link is no longer active, but what a fun and creative fundraising idea.
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