Sewing For Charity

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Use your sewing and embroidery skills to donate to a great cause!

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 get involved with each month. These projects are quick, easy and fun and you can donate your creation to our nominated charity at the end.
 
All of our monthly sewalongs can be completed and donated at any time during the year so take your pick and start sewing today!

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

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.


2019 Sewalongs

Bandannas for Childhood Cancer Support

Ronald McDonald House

Project: Quilts

Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. Create a Snuggle Quilt this month to get involved in a great cause.

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Bandannas for Childhood Cancer Support

Backpacks 4 VIC kids

Project: Santa Sacks

Backpacks 4 VIC kids is an Australian charity that provides essential items to Victorian children entering foster care and emergency accommodation, to assist in easing the feelings of loss and relocation.

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Bandannas for Childhood Cancer Support

Bosom Buddies

Project: Drainage Bags

Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women by the age of 85 and is the most common cancer in Australian women. Bosom Buddies ACT Inc is a charitable organisation of volunteers who provide care and support to breast cancer patients and their families in the ACT and the surrounding region.

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Bandannas for Childhood Cancer Support

Life’s Little Treasures

Project: Teddy Bears

Life’s Little Treasures is Australia’s foremost charity who provide support, friendship and information to families of premature or sick babies. Their care is available at hospitals in neonatal and special care units and close by in the community when families come home.

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Bandannas for Childhood Cancer Support

Childhood Cancer Support

Project: Bandanas

Childhood Cancer Support is a children’s cancer charity with practical, hands-on support for the Queensland paediatric oncology community, helping children with cancer, and their families from regional, rural and remote locations.

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Laundry Bags for Orange Sky Australia

Orange Sky Australia

Project: Laundry Bag

Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for those experiencing homelessness. They provide a platform for every day Australians, where they can connect through a regular laundry and shower service.

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Fly Away Birds for Mary Potter Hospice

The Mary Potter Foundation Inc

Project: Fly Away Bird Birds & Quilts

The Mary Potter Foundation carry a mission and strong belief that caring for people at the end of their lives is an honour and privilege. They share an environment of compassion and love, and aim to provide the best care that one could experience.

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Cosmetic Bag for GTO Young Women’s Support Service Inc

GTO Young Women’s Support Service Inc

Project: Cosmetic Bags

Girls Time Out Young Women’s Support Service Inc provides a range of programs and support to women that are homeless, living in rough conditions, pregnant or need help with day to day living.

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Pouches for Wildlife

Wildcare Australia

Project: Pouches

Wildcare Australia Inc is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to rescue and care for sick, injured, orphaned and displaced native wildlife with the intention of returning them to the wild.

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Bags for Impact

Impact

Project: Variety of Bags

Impact is a 100% volunteer charity making a difference to women and children fleeing due to extreme violence. They come together twice a year to provide 'Bags of love' to women in Melbourne.

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Toys for Little Star Kids

Little Stars Kids

Project: Plush Toys

Little Stars Kids mission is to bring healing, happiness, fun, laughter and hope to the lives of children throughout Queensland who have experienced abuse and neglect.

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Library bags for Dymocks Children

Dymocks Children's Charity

Project: Library Bags

Dymocks Children’s Charities supports early literacy in Australia by providing new books to children in low social economic and disadvantaged areas

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2018 Sewalongs

Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

Project: Quilts

Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. Create a Snuggle Quilt this month to get involved in a great cause.

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Aussie Helpers Supporting Aussie Farmers

Aussie Helpers Supporting Aussie Farmers

Aussie Helpers stays in touch with 100’s of farming families to ensure their well being and survival through good and bad times.

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Little Windmills
The Country Kids Charity

Little Windmills The Country Kids Charity

Little Windmills supports seriously sick and injured Australian country kids by financially assisting with medical costs, travel and accommodation.

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Life's Little Treasures

Aprons for Life's Little Treasures

Life's Little Treasures provides support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of children born premature or sick.

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Comfort Quilts against cancer

Comfort Quilts against cancer

Comfort Quilts against Cancer is a not-for-profit organisation whose members embroider & patchwork colourful quilts for cancer patients in all areas of Australia.

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Animal Welfare League

The Animal Welfare League

AWL works with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes of stray and surrendered pets.

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Magic Moments-Grandies

Magic Moments-Grandies

Bring warmth to the elderly, grandmas and grandpas around the country with Grandies.

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Headway ADP

Headway ADP

Help Headway ADP brighten up cooking activities for their clients with a traumatic brain injury.

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Tea-Cup Cottage

Tea-Cup Cottage

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

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2017 Sewalongs

Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags

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

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Walker and wheelchair caddies

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.

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Hospital theatre gown kit for children and teens

Hospital theatre gown kit for children and teens

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

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Pink Aprons - Brother & National Breast Cancer Foundation

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.

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Animal coats

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.

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Clothing for kids

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.

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Aviation themed quilts, mug rugs and table runners

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.

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

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.

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Cuddle bunnies

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.

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