From your old towels and linens, you can create a lovely, sturdy, and-- most importantly-- warm comforter for a family in need!
Please join us in the Greenhouse to make upcycled comforters and pillowcases for refugees supported by Church World Service Greensboro (http://cwsgreensboro.org/)! Church World Service Greensboro has been offering support to newly resettled refugees in the Triad for over 30 years. Part of their mission is to provide basic needs support in the form of household goods, and with colder weather upon us, this is the perfect time to create attractive and warm bedding from older donated linens. This event is the perfect opportunity to put your sewing skills to good use by creating something beautiful for someone in need, and you'll learn how to create a DIY upcycled comforter from used linens with hands-on instruction! We will provide recycled fabrics + Spoonflower prints for piecing, binding, thread, and a basic tutorial for making comforters and pillowcases, as well as hands-on help.
While we will be making our comforters primarily from recycled materials that have been donated to Church World Service, please feel free to bring any donations of used (pre-washed) sheets, blankets, mattress covers, and any other large pieces of fabric that you might have. All donations to CWS Greensboro are greatly appreciated!
This project is appropriate for anyone with basic sewing skills and working knowledge of a sewing machine. We have a few sewing machines that you may request to use, so please let us know if you need one. If you have your own machine and are able to bring it, please do! It is also helpful to have your own set of basic sewing notions including pins and scissors.
Feel free to contact [masked] with any questions, and we hope to see you here to sew for a great cause!