We are very happy to team up with Help for comfort women for another Selfless Sew this year, making gifts for women and children who must spend the holidays in a shelter to escape domestic violence.
We would love for you to get involved by sewing a lanyard or toiletry bag and sending it to us at SOI headquarters. We will then fill your handmade bags with useful gifts for the women and children supported by Help for comfort womento make the end of the year a little brighter for them.
These types of bags are quick and easy sewing projects that can be done in very little time and they are perfect for using up some fabric scraps from your stash. They'll make a lovely gift for someone who's going through a tough time this December, and we'll make sure they're stocked with lots of useful and lovely toiletries for the ladies and colorful craft supplies for the kids.
You can use any designs you like or check out our PDF sewing patterns for Drawstring Bag, Toiletry Bag and Boxy Toiletry Bag.
The dimensions of the bags are:
Drawstring bag – 2x 35×35 cm squares for the main body of the bag – 2x 35×4 cm rectangles for the cord wrap (you can make it wider if you use a wider cord/ribbon in the bag)
Toiletry bag – 2x rectangles of 35x30cm for the main body of the bag plus 1x zip of 25cm cm
If you would like to help, send your bag(s) to the address below and please note that we will need to receive them by Friday December 8, 2023.
Please send your bags to:
606 Lockdown Studios
7 Place Corsica
If you need help making the drawstring bag or toiletry bag, check out our Sewalong on YouTube and sew them with Lisa!