Charity Sewalong: July 2018

adorable-animal-bulldog.jpgThe Animal Welfare League (AWL) is a national non-profit organisation caring for companion animals across Australia.

AWL works with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes of stray and surrendered pets. They are nationally recognised for their unique and innovative programs, initiatives and re-homing strategies.

In this month’s sewalong we are asking you to stitch, embroider or design your most creative dog or cat bandana, which the AWL can give away with new adopted pets or sell in their stores to raise money for much-needed supplies.


Sewalong Brief

Get creative by embroidering, appliqueing or decorating your dog or cat bandannas with sewing trims like the one below.


Sewing Instructions

Download the Pet Bandanna instructions (PDF, 640kb) to learn how to sew your pet bandanna. These bandannas fit over your pet collar so make sure to have that handy!


Bad to the Bone design

This is a great chance for you to add something unique to your bandanna. To make things easy we have supplied you with a free 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) Bad to the Bone embroidery design (ZIP, 0.2MB).


AWL embroidery designs

You can also embroider the Animal Welfare League logo on your bandana and when each dog or cat is adopted they can wear this to raise awareness for The Animal Welfare League Australia. Please note, there are different logos for each individual state and territory.

Please do a test of these embroidery designs before you embroider on your dog coat fabric. These designs are suitable for a 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) embroidery hoop or larger.

Sending in your donations

You can send in your donation to the Animal Welfare League as follows:

  • Drop it off to any of the four Echidna stores
  • Drop it to any of the Animal Welfare League locations listed below.

New South Wales
Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 308
Kemps Creek
NSW 2178

Animal Welfare League
PO Box 3253
Helensvale Town Centre
QLD 4212

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
24 Villiers Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
101 Scotts Road
Risdon Vale TAS 7016

South Australia
Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
1-19 Cormack Road
Wingfield SA 5013

Western Australia
There are a few locations in Western Australia:

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 5302
Albany WA 6332

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 796
Bunbury WA 6231

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 5347
Busselton WA, 6280

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 6007
Castletown WA 6450

Echidna Sewalong
Animal Welfare League
PO Box 10756
Kalgoorlie WA 6430


The Animal Welfare League sewalong will run from 1–31 July 2018.


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.

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.

More information

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