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Craft for a Cause: 6 service projects for the home seamstress

Looking for a way to give back? Pull out your sewing machine and dedicate a few hours to these service projects. You can craft them right in your home, and then donate them to a good cause.

Cindy Cloward shares six sewing projects that you can donate to some great organizations.

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Sewing Service Projects

Dolls of Hope

Dolls of Hope provides a homemade stuffed toy for children in crisis or who have great need.


Project Linus

This organization provides a gift of a warm, handmade blanket to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.


Pillowcases for Local Hospitals

Make pillowcases to help the patients be more comfortable and feel like they are at home.
Contact individual hospitals to assess need and any requirements.


Days for Girls

Days for Girls provides washable, reusable feminine hygiene supplies. They are dedicated to increasing access to menstrual care and education.


Mastectomy Pillows

Made for women who are recovering from a mastectomy. Place these pillows under armpit and they remove the pressure from the surgery site.
Check local oncology offices to assess a need.
Find the pattern here.


Jersey Beanies

Make and donate to chemotherapy patients, those suffering from alopecia, or other types of hair loss.
Click here for the tutorial.

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