|Written by jswana|
Long ago I found out the importance of donating to Disaster areas, through being¬† a Dressmaker during High School, which was my Major.¬† There was a big disaster in the Philippines but of course I cannot remember what it was all about.¬† What has remained in my mind is how hard we girls worked with making clothes for the children and how our grades went through the roof.¬† It was really nice because we gave, we had fun, our teacher got a little nicer and it did make a difference...
1.)¬† The Sewing Club:
Sewing¬† clubs can be established as long as there are people who enjoy sewing, have reliable sewing machines and all the things that make for a nice finished product.¬† If there is three or thirty people, it should be about projects and the window of time to complete it.
2.)¬† Many functions in the Sewing Club:
Many sewing clubs are there for the fun, creativity, challenge and charitable giving.¬† If there is going to be an affair hosted by the club, it is not unusual for the participants to make similar outfits to represent themselves.¬† For example, if everyone is to wear the same color, they will but in different styles.¬† If everyone is to have the same style, they will in different colors and so forth. This forms the unity of the club and represents what it is all about. That is part of the fun.¬† The other parts which can be fund-raising and charitable giving is very important.
Like any other club there is a structure in place and¬† of course dues collected.
4.)¬† Charitable Giving:
If there are Disasters, which during these times, there are more than a few, it's a good time to strategize how the club can make a difference in people's lives who have lost everything.¬† You can make new, handmade items for people.
5.)¬† Establishing the project:
Decide what Organization you are going to give to: Red Cross, Salvation Army, Disaster Outreach, etc.
6.)¬† Establishing the Product:
It's good to start by creating children's items.¬† When families have lost everything in a hurricane or any natural disaster, but still have each other for example, they want their children clothed.¬† You can start with girls dresses, boys pants and shirts, baby items.
7.)¬† Allocating items to members:
Each member will be responsible for making a¬† certain amount of one particular item.
8.)¬† Visiting the fabric shop:
Once you know the climate of the area, search for nice on sale material and buy as many yards as your end of the project will dictate.
9.)¬† Choosing the patterns:
Very Easy Vogue, Simplicity, all the easy versions of major pattern makers will do.¬† Dresses with minimum amounts of¬† pieces, one piece baby jump suits, simple boys' pants and shirts are nice to start.¬† This allows you to make more in¬† a shorter period of time.
10.)¬† Having all the workings to finish the project:
Make sure that you read the required items to finish the product listed on the back of the pattern.
11.)¬† Establishing the finish time of the project:
Agree on a certain window of time and stick to it if possible.
12.)¬† Preparing items for shipping:
Get your boxes from USPS or UPS, along with all things necessary to secure the boxes, such as heavy tape. Inquire on shipping prices, find the best and send off your finished products which will make so much difference. Peace.
*There are Charitable Giving Forms online for your convenience if you choose to write this off
*Google up phrase such as Charitable giving from a club and find the results!