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We know many of you are isolated at home during these uncertain times and we hope that your are spending your time doing things that your enjoy like sewing! We hope that you maybe take some time to think of projects that might benefit others. 
Below is a list of ideas and links for projects that will help in both the short term and the long term.

Kimberbear is a free download pattern from Kimberbell. It has both sewing and ITH formats. Sweetly sized for little hands, the bear can be packed in comfort kits prepared for children in foster care or entering emergency shelters as well as hospitals and other charities for children. Bears can be made out of all types of fabrics that you may have in your stash. 

KITS are available for just $5 at the shop. Call and reserve one or several today!

Download Pattern Here

Pillowcases are a quick and easy sew and a great scrap buster! Pillowcases are always in need at shelters and hospitals.

Don't have enough fabric, give us a call and we will happily put together some fun and festive kits for you!

Download Pattern Here

In the sewing community, we always have a way of coming together to help when it matters most. As sewists, one thing we can do to help is to sew and donate homemade masks. The CDC states that in times of crisis when traditional masks are not readily available, healthcare providers can use homemade masks. Homemade masks are not considered PPE (personal protective equipment) as their capability to protect against viruses is unknown, but they can be used as an additional needed defense against this infectious disease. The CDC recommends using homemade masks in combination with a face shield or over a traditional N95 mask to help increase the length of time they can be used. Here are some great examples of mask patterns that you can use. Materials recommended include cotton t-shirts, dish towels, pillowcases, or any other thick, breathable cotton material.

Flu Mask Pattern

Fabric Face Mask with Ties

Deaconess - How To Make A Face Mask

Another one of our favorite ITH designers has a FREE mask design as well!

Download Pattern Here

Hospital Scrub Cap sewing pattern FREE from Joy Kate Designs.

Download Pattern Here

Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop offers a FREE Isolation gown pattern.

Download Pattern Here

Lazy Girl Designs offers many links and ideas for hospital gowns, caps, and face masks.

Download Patterns Here

TPP Annual NICU Bedding Drive!

It's that time of year! Time to sew bedding for the NICU at the University of Iowa Hospitals. The mission of The Preemie Project NICU Bedding Program is to create a comfortable, non-sterile environment for families in Iowa NICUs with donations of soft colorful sheets for the infant’s beds. Initially, infants in the NICU are very critically ill.  As a result, nursing staff performs most of the caregiving activities. Being able to choose the sheets for their infant’s bed is often the first and only caregiving act parents are able to perform.

Flat sheets, fitted sheets, and mattress pads are in critical need right now. 

NICU Bedding Instructions

Join Sew Powerful for a 30 Day iSEWlation Challenge to help them reach their Spring Priority goal of 10,000 purses. The activities will happen on their Facebook page and blog.

Download the free purse patterns to get started here:

FINALLY, take some time for yourself to learn a little more about your Babylock machines! Baby Lock wants to help support and encourage you with the thing we all love most: sewing. That’s why they’re giving everyone 60 days of SEWED Online Sewing Classes for FREE. Watch over 900 video classes anywhere on any device.

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