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Charity Sew Day - Make Pillowcases

Sign up and sit-n-sew as long as you like!

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Help children and families cope with the traumatic stress of illness and injuries by donating your time and talents. 

Make Pillowcases for charity! BONUS: Earn chances to win the SEWING MACHINE GIVEAWAY! We will be giving away a Baby Lock Jubilant for our SEW What's NEW Tech Party (sign up here for Tech Party 2023 on Sept 23rd) There are multiple ways to get chances to win the sewing machine and other valuable prizes, including watching the Tech Party 2023. If you sew pillowcases you will get MORE chances to win! 

Make 1-5 Pillowcases = 1 Ticket
Make 6-10 Pillowcases = 2 Tickets
Make 11-20 Pillowcases = 3 tickets
Make 20 + Pillowcases = 4 tickets

If you would like to make pillowcases at home, we welcome that as well! Here is a great pattern

On Sept 14th, we will gather at The Cotton Blossom to sew together. Please bring your machine and fabric to sew, sew, sew! We will teach an easy pillowcase pattern at the beginning of each session or you may make your own pattern. You may bring your own machine or rent one of ours. If you would like to rent a machine, we have lowered the rental price for the day to only $5! We must know in advance if you want to rent a Baby Lock machine. Please call 601-427-5214 to reserve a machine :)

What you will need:

  • Sewing Supplies (pins, wonder clips, thread, scissors, etc)
  • Pre-Washed Fabric to make pillowcases (3/4 yard for body, 1/4 yard for cuff, 1/4 yard for flange)
  • Sewing Machine or Serger (please bring all parts and power cord)
  • Fabric to make Pillowcases - they request that you do launder the fabric and it be from and pet and smoke free home. If needed please purchase fabric to sew the pillowcases from The Cotton Blossom! We have a ton of FUN children's prints!

Need fabric? - you may bring fabric from home or you may purchase at The Cotton Blossom

Mission Statement for Ryan's Case for Smiles:

Ryan’s Case for Smiles is one the few volunteer organizations solely dedicated to helping kids feel better to heal better. While other great organizations focus on research and finding a cure, we work to improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo treatment. Our volunteers deliver more than 200,000 bright, cheerful pillowcases each year to children and their families in over 360 hospitals throughout our 120 chapters. We are also developing one of the first initiatives to address pediatric medical post-traumatic stress.

What kind of fabric can I use to sew pillowcases?

Fabric needs to be 100% cotton. Please do not use fabric with glitter.
Remember to use fun, colorful novelty prints! We carry lots at The Cotton Blossom! 

Our open sew session will have a quick tutorial on how to sew an easy pillowcase at 9:45

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Even a beginner a sew a pillowcase! Everyone is welcome!!
Instructor: Cathy DIxon
In order to offset costs of shipping, we ask that you purchase supplies from The Cotton Blossom, but not required for this Charity project.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Call Us (601) 427-5214
    • 670 Highway 51, Ste A 
    • Ridgeland, MS 39157
    • Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
    • Saturday 9am - 3pm
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