The sewing group is called "Sew Much Fun". We get together twice a month for about two hours at a time and create projects for charity. All the fabric and notions have been donated by local businesses and people in the area cleaning out their fabric stashes.
Everything we make goes to charity in one form or another. We make items to sell at a craft fair each year and are able to give money to charities through the sales. We also make items specifically for charities such as book bags for the library and senior center, duffel bags for children having to leave their homes, and pillow cases for the children's home.
Another lady takes all our scrap fabric and makes dog beds for the local animal shelters. Nothing goes to waste.
This month we are making pillowcases, book bags, and finishing up projects from last month.
Here is a terrific tutorial by The Twiddletails Blog that I followed to show you the pillow cases we are making. What's unique about these pillowcases is that there are no raw edges showing. It's also a great way to learn a French Seam.
Our pillowcases are a little different than the actual tutorial in size but not by much. Depending on your pillows, you might want to play with the size a little. In the tutorial, the pillowcase also has a nice trim feature that you might like to try.
Fabric Measurements:Body of Pillowcase is 26" x 41"
Band of Pillowcase is 26" x 10"
Our next step is to create the French Seam that will hide all our rough edges throughout the remaining pillowcase.
Do you belong to a sewing group? Ever wanted to get one together? What projects have or are you currently making for charity?
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