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
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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.
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.
Life's Little Treasures provides support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of children born premature or sick.
Comfort Quilts against Cancer is a not-for-profit organisation whose members embroider and patchwork colourful quilts for cancer patients in all areas of Australia.
AWL works with local councils, state government, rescue groups and the community to improve the outcomes of stray and surrendered pets.
Bring warmth to the elderly, grandmas and grandpas around the country with Grandies.
Help Headway ADP brighten up cooking activities for their clients with a traumatic brain injury.
Make these vibrant adult bibs for the clients in respite and day care at Tea-Cup Cottage.
Sew these fabric shopping bags and help Boomerang Bags reduce the number of plastic bags used worldwide.
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.
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.
Brother and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are asking everyone to sew a pink apron for individuals registering for Pink Ribbon Breakfast events.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.