Sew Giving is a program offered by Sew You Studio. The purpose of this program is to sew useful items for others in need. There is no fee for participating in a Sew Giving event but priority for participation is given to students of Sew You Studio; it is a great way for our students to get more sewing practice time while sharing of their time and talents. The items we sew will be given to a specially selected organization in need of handmade items.
Sew Giving is typically offered once a month and is usually limited to 6 participants on a first-come-first-signed-up basis. All students, past and present, are invited to participate. We will send out email notifications for upcoming events.
Our current Sew Giving projects have been focused on partnering with local schools (jr. high and high school) for service projects. I teach the students the basics or working with a sewing machine and they make pillowcase, baby bibs, and burp clothes that are donated to local non-profit organizations.
In the past, Sew you Studio has provided support for The Colors of Healing bereavement program of Children's Hospital Colorado. It is a bereavement program for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. I have a personal connection with this group as my oldest daughter died unexpectedly in 2005, she was 6 years old. I have found The Colors of Healing to be a good support program for myself and my family and want to share my sewing knowledge to help families. I have offered memorial quilt- making workshops for families to learn how to make quilt blocks using the special clothes that belonged to their children who have died. It is a gift of healing for all of us.
The fabric and thread used are donated by Sew You Studio but outside donations are always welcome and highly encouraged.
Let's sew and give to others!