Category Archives: Charity Sewing

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Are we Sewing Too Many of the Wrong Clothes?

When you sew all day, your mind has a chance to wander and wonder. Things that make me stop and THINK include the morning newspaper, stuff I read online, movies, music, videos….usually 2 or 3 different ideas combine to create … Continue reading

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Angel Gown Update: using Clear Patterns

Update from this previous post about making Angel Gowns: burial dresses for preemie infants: http://7pinedesign.com/charity-sewing-how-to-make-angel-gowns/ Sharing a studio with my daughter (when she’s not away at school!) lets us bounce creative  ideas  and challenges off each other.  The other day I … Continue reading

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Painless Pajama Pants (“no fail” method)

PJ pants should be one of the easiest apparel items to sew: few pattern pieces loose easy fit perfection not required as they not usually seen in public Every winter season, I read online stories of confusion, seam-ripping, and utter frustration … Continue reading

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Simple Preemie Angel Gown: Free Pattern

How to make the easiest,  fastest “angel gowns” for newborns and preemies In my previous post about sewing angel cocoons, I promised to write about sewing angel gowns.  If you sew for charities that provide angel gowns for  the tiniest of … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Puperita “Tiny Flowers”

First things first: a big shout out to Jenya of WhileSheWasSleeping for putting together today’s group post featuring a showcase of PUPERITA!!  Thank you so much for coordinating this effort in honor of the lovely Annalisa.  (A list of all participating … Continue reading

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Charity sewing: for the Angel Babies (Free Pattern)

Recently I posted about a special sewing project, and mentioned that I was cutting up a vintage wedding dress to make a sash. I promised to explain why I was disassembling the wedding gown, so here goes.  A lovely heartfelt project … Continue reading

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Charity Sewing II: the Hope dresses

(Photo of pattern cover removed at request of Violette Fields Threads)   Violette Fields Threads is the publisher of the second charity-sewing “Hope” dress pdf that I am reviewing. This was especially designed for the “Give Hope Project”, with the … Continue reading

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Charity sewing: the Hope dresses

I’m trying out 2 girls’ dress PDFs, both named “Hope” and both designed expressly for donating to charity.  The first is from Bobkin (released this past October 2015) and then next I’ll make the one from Violette Fields Threads (released … Continue reading

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