Charity Sewalong – July 2019

ORANGE SKY Australia

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for those experiencing homelessness. They provide a platform for every day Australians, where they can connect through a regular laundry and shower service.

Orange Sky not only give those who suffer homelessness an opportunity to wash and dry their clothes, but also to positively connect with the thousands of volunteers. The genuine and non-judgemental conversation made through this incredible service has a big influence on their lives. The community at Orange Sky is made up of people who treat others how they want to be treated.

With 29 services across Australia, Orange Sky are determined to challenge the perception of homelessness. In this month’s charity sewalong, you can become a part of their movement and create laundry bags which will be donated to those that are homeless.

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

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For this month’s Sewalong, we are asking you to create a laundry bag for homeless people to carry their clothes in. 

We have created a reconstructed denim bag made from denim jeans or you can create a fabric laundry bag. Plus, we’ve added an extra touch to these bags by adding appliqued words that are relevant to the message of Orange Sky.

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Charity Sewalong – June 2019

The Mary Potter Foundation Inc

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The Mary Potter Foundation carry a mission and strong belief that caring for people at the end of their lives is an honour and privilege. They share an environment of compassion and love, and aim to provide the best care that one could experience.

As one of the most important and highly regarded providers of in-patient palliative and end of life care, they are committed to raising funds and awareness. We believe in The Mary Potter Foundation cause and want to help in any way we can.

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

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For this month’s Sewalong, we are asking you to stitch  a “Fly Away Bird”. These are hung on the patient’s door in the hospice so the team and volunteers know the family would like some privacy.

The Mary Potter Foundation have kindly provided the pattern of the birds and instructions to complete. To make ours, we used 2 x 10” squares for the bird body and 4 x 5” squares for the bird wings.

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Sew your own Reusable Grocery Bags

As you would know, the Queensland government banned the supply of single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags in July last year. You too can join in and do your part in reducing the plastic pollution on our environment and especially on our marine life by creating your very own reusable grocery bags!

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Included in the project is this bag and bag case so you can easily store this in your handbag, car or pocket. This project is perfect for beginner sewers.

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Charity Sewalong – May 2019

Girls Time Out Young Women’s Support Service Inc

GTO-logo-smallGirls Time Out Young Women’s Support Service Inc provides a range of programs and support to women that are homeless, living in rough conditions, pregnant or need help with day to day living. They are committed to responding and attending to the needs of young women in their community that require this support, to help their growth and human potential.

Their mission is for these women to live in an equitable and culturally welcoming society. To ensure that they are empowered and valued, experience respect and support and have access to human necessities such as education, affordable housing and peer/parenting support.

Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.

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easycosmeticsbag_aiid1843727For this month’s charity, we are asking you to have a go at sewing a cosmetics bag which will be gifted to the young women participating in the programs at GTO Young Women’s Support Service Inc.

We have selected a beginners pattern of a cosmetic bag from bluprint (formerly known as Craftsy) for this project. The project can be downloaded for free if you are a bluprint member and is a great project to introduce beginners to some of the many techniques as they include well-written instructions as well as a YouTube video that is easy to follow and should allow you to achieve a great result!

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