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Stitch It Forward

June 07, 2010, 12:30 pm  Posted by Lark
 

Combine crafting with helping people, and you get good things all around. Ever think what life would be like if you suddenly lost your sewing machine? This is a reality for many folks, including people who have lost their homes to natural disasters. Started after the 2004 tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia, The Sewing Machine Project provides donated sewing machines – and fabric and notions – to just such people at home and abroad, from New Orleans to Sri Lanka. But there’s still work to be done! Take a peek at their site for more info on donations.

Want even more ideas for stitching for charity? Visit Craft Hope for plenty of info and inspiration (and watch out for the book this fall).

 
 
 
 

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    amber565 says:

    Wow, what a great idea for helping others. I know I'd struggle to cope with losing my machine….

    I like to think I “rescued” my machine from a yard sale :) and definitely would like to start using it to help others. I like the program in Madison, WI with the “on loan” sewing machines. That is a great idea for groups and community centers that can't afford them! What a cool site and initiative! And Craft Hope! How great! I'm definitely going to be sending some rags and dawn to project 8!

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