Sewing for charity

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Looking to try a quick, fun and crafty sewing project for a good cause? Why not join us in our monthly charity sewalong?

We'll feature a new charity project for you to try on the Echidna Sewing blog each month. Projects are quick, easy and fun and you can donate your creation to our nominated charity at the end. You'll also be in the running for a monthly prize when you share your a photo of your creation with the Echidna Sewing community on Facebook.

View this month's sewalong project

Suggest a charity

Tell us about a charity you'd like to see in our sewalong. We'd love to hear your ideas so we can contact them and come up with a suitable project.

Sewalong projects

Our sewalong this month is up and running! If you've tried all our past projects and are looking for a charity sewalong challenge, try your hand at our ongoing Ronald McDonald House Snuggle Quilt project.

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Help Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital sew cage covers for their reptiles and birds. 

Tea-Cup Cottage

Make these vibrant adult bibs for the clients in respite and day care at Tea-Cup Cottage. 

Boomerang Bags

Sew these fabric shopping bags and help Boomerang Bags reduce the number of plastic bags used worldwide. 

Walker and wheelchair caddies

Create a beautiful walker caddy for the clients of Ozcare! If you're based in New Zealand, you can also donate your creation to Age Concern.

Christmas themed bags

The Melbourne Basket Brigade need your help creating strong, sturdy Christmas-themed bags to hold toys, groceries and other items for those in need at Christmas.

Hospital theatre gown kit for children and teens

The Sunshine Coast University Hospital are asking for help to create a hospital gown kit for children and teens who will be going into theatre for a range of medical procedures and scans.

Pink Aprons - Brother & National Breast Cancer Foundation

Brother and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are asking everyone to sew a pink apron for individuals registering for Pink Ribbon Breakfast events.

Animal coats

Create a number of coats for animals housed in shelters nationwide this winter. The Animal Welfare League Australia will distribute these to shelters and organisations they work with.

Clothing for kids

Act for Kids provide free therapy and support services to children and families suffering from child abuse and neglect. Create and donate one or more pieces of clothing in this project. 

Aviation themed quilts, mug rugs and table runners

The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides primary health care and 24 hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres. Sew an aviation-themed circle/square quilt, mug rug or table runner for their patients to use and for auction at their fundraising events.

Cat & dog toys, kangaroo pouches, koala mittens and more

The RSPCA works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. Create and donate one of these items or others they need to protect, care for and rehome animals. 

Cuddle bunnies

Cuddle bunnies are needed for newborns and their mums. One is given to the mother and placed on her chest to pick up her scent and the other is placed close to the baby. The hearts are then swapped so monther and baby are left with each other's scented bunny.