Jun 12, 2010 · 10:00 AM
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Our fellow seamster and Sewing With Style Member, Joanne Heard, has a contact who travels to Haiti each week to work on water purification systems, and he is able to bring simple children's clothes directly to children in need (as opposed to the garments entering the black market and sold). Joanne proposed turning this into a sewing meetup and we thought it was a great idea! Join us as we begin this new charitable sewing effort. We will bring a few simple patterns for dresses, tops, and elastic waist shorts, and other items we'll need. We are thinking about setting this up assembly line-style, so you don't need to sew if you don't want to. We'll need markers and cutters and pressers, too! Please bring, if you have them: 1. Any suitable, lightweight cotton fabric to be made into these simple clothes. A half yard or more is best, and let's stick to woven fabrics for this meetup. 2. Some basic tools -- make sure you mark them with your name -- such as a seam ripper, tailor's chalk, scissors, pinking shears, pins, thread nippers, bodkins. 3. Elastic -- 1 or 1.5-inch is best for the waistbands. 4. Your machine if you'd like to sew, although we will only need a few machines running at once. 5. A cutting mat to protect the tables. 6. Any refreshments to share, such as individually bottled water. I'm so excited! Thanks for your leadership, Joanne!