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Sewing for Charities - Projects to Sew
Besides requesting donations of time and money, many charities have projects to sew that require the willing hands of volunteers. The contributions of these individuals can free up other desperately needed funds which allows monetary donations to go further, thus reaching more persons in need.
Finding projects to sew for charities isn't difficult, but finding enough people to complete the projects often is the biggest challenge. This page features ongoing sewing projects for charities that may need your help. Regardless of the sewing skills you currently possess, I can attest the more sewing projects you complete, the better your sewing skills will become. (And it's wonderful for your karma too!) :)
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
Projects to Sew - Charity Gift Bags
(Photo credit of Bernina FACE CASE via sewsarah.com)
Projects to Sew - Mastectomy Pillows
After surgery, patients who have undergone a mastectomy will appreciate this mastectomy pillow. This heart-shaped mastectomy pillow is designed to tuck under the arm to prevent rubbing.
Washable soft cotton or fleece is a good choice of fabric for this mastectomy pillow; it should be lightly stuffed with polyfil. (It's been suggested to stuff the pillow not more than 2 1/2 inches thick).
Enlarge this mastectomy pillow PDF pattern so each square = 1 inch (approx 150% on my computer screen). Add 5/8 inches all around for seam allowance.
(Pattern courtesy Knit Michigan.org)
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
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Toys for Tots donations.....
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Have you particpated in or do you particpate in charity work?
"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave" - Calvin Coolidge
Projects to Sew - Homeless Coat
This cleverly designed coat for homeless persons was featured on the website CarolKimball.net. It fits most sizes and has inside back pockets to hold valuables and newspaper insulation. It is also constructed with a bottom back flap that flips over in front to create a sort of bag to keep feet warm.
Read more about this homeless coat sewing project and get the free PDF pattern and instructions here.
(Photo via Carol Kimball.net)
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller
Projects to Sew - Pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer - "A Case For Smiles"
Projects to sew like these pillowcases are simple enough for those with all levels of sewing experience. Pattern and instructions are provided here at ConKerr Cancer. This small gesture on your part can make a big difference to a young child or teen battling cancer.
(Photo credit ConKerr Cancer)
You'll Also Need Basic Sewing Supplies
A great pair of sewing shears is priceless in any sewing project.
Projects to Sew - Dress A Girl Around The World - "Thank you for making the only dress that I may ever own."
Find out how you can get involved here. There are projects to sew like the very simple pillowcase dress. These dresses are sewn for girls living all over the world (including the United States.)