Saturday, October 27, 2012

Holiday Pillow Case Drive with Giraffe Grins

Dee at The CSI Project has a great charity that she has funded called Giraffe Grins.  She {and her affiliates around the country} make and send pillowcases to Children's Hospitals.  Right now, they are doing a Holiday drive and I'd love for us to be a part of it!


We have an amazing hospital here in Cincinnati that I will be donating the pillow cases to.  Layne and Gray have both had surgery there, plus ER visits :-/.  But my one of my best friend's baby was in the NICU for a week there this past spring and I'd love to be able to give back to the hospital and the children who are staying there!

Here's how you can help!

How can I help?
I've committed to 25 pillowcases for my group!  Here's the thing.  I'm the only one in the group right now :)  I'd love to have people join and help me in sewing up some adorable pillowcases.  I will be sewing on Holiday Grins National Sewing Day on November 3rd, but you can get them to me anytime!  I can meet anyone local to get what you make or you can email me and I can give you my address to ship them to me.  Deadline is November 10th.

What if I can't sew?
Go to your local fabric store and pick out some adorable Children's fabrics.  Bonus for cute Christmas ones!  Send me the fabric and I can sew them up! 1 yard = 1 pillowcase

I have a blog in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati and want to help too!
If you are a local blogger and want to co-lead this group, email me and let me know!

How do I make one?
Here are a few tutorials to help you along the way!  I'll be posting one later too with detailed pictures!

Simple Pillowcase by Raising Homemakers


Pillowcases with French Seam by Film in the Fridge

Who's in!?!?!


3 comments:

  1. Me!! My sewing machine is STILL broken. So... I'll try to go to my mom's to sew some. If not, I'll at least buy the fabric and send it your way :) Great idea!!

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  2. Here are a few tutorials :)

    http://www.filminthefridge.com/2010/01/27/pretty-quick-pillowcase-tutorial/
    http://www.danamadeit.com/2010/09/9-pillowcases-and-1-easy-tutorial.html
    http://raisinghomemakers.com/2011/sewing-tutorial-how-to-make-a-pillow-case/

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