Sew4Good is my archive of charity sewing projects. I started Sew4Good at the beginning of 2020 before I knew how badly we would all need it! Sewing for charity always makes me feel better about everything so with Sew4Good I have made up a few projects that you can join and also highlighted some existing charities that you can sew for.
To celebrate the end of a very long year and to bring some handmade light to the world, I’ve created the Sew4Good December Challenge. For this challenge, I created a calendar that you can work from with a different project each day.
This calendar challenges you to sew a handmade item to donate each day in December. These projects are all quick so they can be done in about 20 minutes each day. At the end of the month you’ll have 29 items to donate!
There are 4 categories for four causes I love. Each blog post has a free tutorial and instructions for donating the items. Some items can be sent directly an address and others are meant to be donated locally.
Even if you fall short and don’t complete all 29, you’ll still have something to donate! Sewing for charity brings all the warm feels the Christmas season should bring, and I would love for you to join me!
This challenge begins December 1, but all the info is here now so you can collect your materials and get ready to SEW 4 GOOD! Join the Facebook Group for live tutorials and to share your items!
Sewing for Charity Printable Calendar
Download the calendar by signing up for the newsletter below!
This calendar will print on letter or A4 paper. Just print at 100% or DO NOT SCALE.
The 4 Charity Sewing Projects
- Little Dresses for Africa
- Tote bags for Foster Care
- Breast Cancer Heart Pillows
- Quilt Blocks for Veterans
Little Dresses for Africa
Little Dresses for Africa is an organization that donates clothing to children in Africa that don’t have anything to wear. You can visit their website to learn more. And visit this page on my site to get my t-shirt dress tutorial, which is a super fast item to sew!
Tote Bags for Foster Care
This project is a quick and fun one – make tote bags for foster care programs to send with kids who are going into foster care. These bags are simple totes that have the necessities for the first night in foster care. Because so many children in foster care are taken from their homes abruptly, they are in need of a change of clothes, a toothbrush and maybe a meal. A fabric tote bag is so much nicer than a plastic bag.
Breast Cancer Heart Pillows
Heart shaped pillows help breast cancer patients with their painful recovery after a mastectomy. These pillows are quick to make and so many survivors have told me how much having a heart pillow meant to them during their treatment!
Quilt Blocks for Veterans
I wrote all about Quilts of Valor in this post during the summer. For the December Challenge, we are going to complete a total of 8 quilt blocks that can be made into a quilt for Quilts of Valor. This will give you a really great jumpstart to a full quilt that you can then donate to Quilts of Valor.
I love this project so much because quilts convey love and are physically heavy and comforting, which can be a beautiful way to help a vet through PTSD.