Charities to sew for
Want to use your sewing skills for good? Take a look at these great causes to get involved with!
If you have have a passion for sewing and want to use your handy skills to help others, here is your guide to charities to sew for!
Siblings Together are a fantastic charity who bring together children who have been separated by the care system. With lifelong effects of early sibling separation, Siblings Together create experiences and mentoring to bring siblings together. How can eager sewists help? Join the Siblings Together Quilt group and help provide this great charity with homemade quilts for those children participating in the summer camps run by Siblings Together.
Did you know, you could bring a little magic to children in hospital by sewing pyjamas and surgical gowns? Pyjama Fairies is the only UK charity to make these specially designed garments and you too can become a sewing fairy! Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, you will be able to make a set of pyjamas that will make a child in hospital smile. Find out how you can take part at www.pyjamafairies.org.
The Pachamama Project
The Pachamama Project helps tackle period poverty for refugees. You can help The Pachamama Project in their vital work to build a network of volunteers creating Pacha pads (reusable sanitary pads) for use by refugees in Greece and Lebanon. Simple to make, these pads are desperately needed in refugee camps where resources aren't available.
Making for Charity
Making for Charity are a fabulous charity that provides ideas, resources and project advice for people who wish to support charities through the making of craft items. You can find a whole host of free tutorial sewing patterns for various projects that are needed for a range of charities such as Macmillan Cancer support. Find out how you can get involved here www.makingforcharity.co.uk
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sew felt donkeys for The Donkey Sanctuary and help to raise money for donkeys all around the world. Once you have sewn your felt donkeys, fill them with beautiful scents such as lavender or cinnamon and send them to the talented team at The Donkey Sanctuary! Find out more here www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
Battersea Dogs Home
Battersea Dogs home are always on the lookout for kind sewists to donate toys, blankets and even coats for the lovely sweet dogs and cats they care for. So pull out your sewing machine and get creating some fantastic projects for our four legged friends and help out one of the UKs best dog and cat rescues.