Magic Moments – Grandies
Grandies was born to put a smile on the faces of a group of people often forgotten by society. This program reaches across Australia, focusing on the elderly, the grandmas and grandpas who may either be at home alone or in hostels or nursing homes with no family nearby to support them. Their teams of volunteers take time out of their busy schedules to give time back to these Grand Oldies (Grandies) to make them feel cared for, honoured and valued as important members of our community.
We would like to support Grandies by creating knit beanies and mittens, which will provide comfort and warmth this winter to a number of elderly men and women Australia-wide.
If you would like to get involved simply download the free sewing patterns below.
- Download the free Mitten sewing pattern (PDF, 565KB)
- Download the free Beanie sewing pattern (PDF, 560KB)
Add some embroidery
If you have an embroidery machine, why not embroider these mittens or beanies with the Magic Moments logo to help support the Grandies Charity.
- Download the Magic Moments embroidery logo (zip, 141KB)
- Download the Grandies embroidery logo (zip, 184kb)
Or feel free to decorate these with an embroidery design of your choice.
SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS
Send your completed projects to Magic Moments—Grandies. Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.
Postal address: 228 Forest Acres Drive, Lake Macdonald Qld 4563
Drop your projects into your local Echidna store.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CREATE THE PROJECT?
The Magic Moments—Grandies sewalong will run from 1–30 June 2018. However, this charity is always in need of gloves, mittens or blankets, so feel free to donate at any time.
View the full list of Charity Sewalong projects.
We’ll be giving away a number of prizes throughout in the year. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project this month and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing and embroidery 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.
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.