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.

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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.

Drainage Bag for Bosom Buddies
Bosom Buddies

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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Bears for Life's Little Treasures
Life's Little Treasures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia
Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

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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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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