Dymocks Children’s Charity
Dymocks Children’s Charities supports early literacy in Australia by providing new books to children in low social economic and disadvantaged areas. The charity delivers programs that target students, primary school libraries and pre-school/ community centres. Most projects involve restocking school libraries where there is insufficient school funding for books, or following natural disasters in a particular area. Dymocks Children’s Charities pairs with sponsors to place a catalogue of quality titles to choose from in selected schools in these regions, so that they can get the books that they really want and need.
This month we are asking you to create a Children’s Monster Library Bag to help Dymocks fundraise for their Annual Gala event, where they’re hoping to raise $325,000, which will go towards funding new books for these children.
Create a Monster Library bag using Linen, Denim or Canvas material.
- Download the sewing pattern (pdf) and monster face applique (pdf)
- Download the sewing instructions (pdf)
Or, purchase a linen or canvas tote bag and decorate it using our monster face applique pattern or a design of your own (embroidered or appliqued).
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CREATE THE PROJECT?
This sewalong will run from 1 – 31st January 2019. However you can continue to donate all year round.
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 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.
SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS
These bags can be posted to any of the Echidna stores or you can send them directly to:
Dymocks Children’s Charities
Att: Evelyn Liu
Level 6, 428 George St
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.
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.
- Echidna Sewing facebook community – get inspired and share your creation with our online community.
- Past charity sewalongs – try your hand at some of our past projects.
- Suggest a charity – Tell us about a charity you’d like to see in our monthly sewalong.