August Charity Sewalong

Brother’s Campaign to Support the National Breast Cancer Foundation

Apron.pngThis month’s Sewalong is for Brother Australia and their campaign to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They are asking everyone to sew a pink apron, which will be donated to individuals registering for the Pink Ribbon Breakfast events. This will also raise awareness for the campaign, inspiring more people to get involved!

Thanks to Lindee Goodall, you can also embroider one of her beautiful cupcake embroidery designs onto the apron for a bit of extra detail and creative flair!

Plus, by donating your pink apron to the campaign (see competition details below) you will go into the draw to win a Brother Professional Color Laser Multi-Function Centre Printer, valued at $1799!

Sewalong Brief

  1. Create an apron for every day wear in the kitchen or garden.
  2. Use pink fabric as the main colour, or as an accent colour.
  3. Line your apron or choose a heavyweight cotton as the fabric

How to Enter the Brother Competition

Please make sure you read the Brother information pack for full terms and conditions.

  1. Sew your apron from scratch. This does not include decorating a pre-bought apron.
  2. You might want to take a photo of your apron to share on the Echidna Facebook community page.
  3. Attach this form to your completed apron with a safety pin.
  4. All aprons need to be submitted and sent in by the 21st of September, 2017.
  5. Drop off your apron to any of the four Echidna store locations.
    Or send them directly to Brother at:  Brother International (Aust) Level 3 Building A, 11 Talavera Road Macquarie Park NSW 2113

Sew Your Apron

You can use any pattern that you already own but if you’re looking for a really cute, easy-to-construct pattern, there are a number available online from Craftsy. Here are a couple we recommend:

Ruffled Apron by See Kate Sew

This pattern is free to download when you join Craftsy.


One Yard Magic Apron by Sew Can She

This pattern is free to download when you join Craftsy.


Apron Pattern by Melanie

This pattern is free to download when you join Crafty


Decorate Your Apron With Embroidery!

Cupcake-01Lindee Goodall is once again supporting our Sewalong by donating this gorgeous applique cupcake embroidery design, which is free to download.

Crazy for Cupcakes by Lindee Goodall

If you love this design as much as we do, you can purchase the Crazy for Cupcakes Embroidery Design Pack featuring 20 designs, including 10 applique and 10 redwork for only $39.95. These designs fit a 100mm x 100mm (4″ x 4″) embroidery hoop or larger.


Lindee has also created a how-to video using the Crazy for Cupcakes Embroidery Designs and Embrilliance Essentials, allowing you to discover simple and useful tips for customising designs for your projects.

Things to Remember

These 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 then don’t despair, this is a great chance for you 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.

How Long Do I Have to Create the Project?

Since we are featuring a new charity each month, the August Sewalong will run from 1st – 31st August, 2017. You can view the full list of Charity Projects online.


We will also be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn on Monday, 5th September, 2017. However, we will also give away a number of prizes at random throughout the year, and your Sewalong project is able to be submitted for a chance, no matter which month it’s sent in.

To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project, then post it to our Echidna Facebook Community or email it to

Sewalong Badges

If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.


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