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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Sewing Gift Bags

DURATION

1-2 hours

WHERE

From the comfort of your own home!

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

These bags can be completed by a 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

4. "Made with Love" iron-on labels (email us for labels)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Contact My New Red Shoes (info@mynewredshoes.org) to request our iron-on "Made With Love" labels. See VIEW INSTRUCTIONS for details!


WEBSITE


Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
Sending or dropping off items to a nonprofit? Don't forget to tell them you found them through PGK! Download and print a packing slip here.

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.

6. Be sure to let us know that you found this volunteer opportunity through PGK by including a packaging slip

7. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity.