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Sewing Gift Bags

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

You can work on these bags at home or at your school. 

You just need some fabric and a sewing machine to get started.

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

These bags can be completed by an child, teen, family, class, Scout Troop, or any other group of kids. Some adult assistance may be needed for young kids or first-time sewers. 

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Sewing gift bags is a fun, hands-on volunteer project for an individual or group of children or adults. The time, love and effort you put into these bags make a big difference to the children we serve - and to their families.  The hand-sewn, personalized bags lets them know someone in their community cares.

DESCRIPTION

Each pair of shoes and clothing gift card My New Red Shoes provides is packaged in a hand-sewn bag or pillowcase personalized by the volunteer who made it.  We will need thousands of bags each year, so we'd love your help! 


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Fabric/Thread- please use 100% cotton or cotton-poly blends in any youthful print or solid.

2. Sewing Machine

3. Iron

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Contact My New Red Shoes (info@mynewredshoes.org) to request our iron-on "Made With Love" labels. 


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Decide how many bags you'd like to sew.

2. Request "Made With Love" iron-on labels by emailing info@mynewredshoes.org

3. Purchase or collect the fabric (cotton or poly-cotton blends in youth friendly colors or patterns work best). 

4. Decide if you'd like to make a simple bag or pillowcase. The simple bag is preferred for first time sewers and more advanced sewers can add a drawstring, tie, or sew a pillowcase. 

5. Sew the bags using a sewing machine. Don't forget to add your name to each bag using our iron-on labels! 

5. Mail or drop off completed bags - My New Red Shoes - 330 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 135 | Redwood City, CA 94065. 

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