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Little Dresses for Africa—Thank You for Helping!

Little Dresses for Africa has an amazing story that continues to astound Rachel O’Neil, the founder, and many of us who follow her mission. Beginning as a grass roots effort in 2008 with a goal to take 1000 pillowcase dresses for little girls to a single village in Africa, Little Dresses for Africa has grown … Continue Reading

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Lillian’s Dress, a New Style for Little Dresses for Africa

Many of us have a couple pieces of “extra fabric,” and would be interested in knowing more about charitable initiatives. In 2008 Little Dresses for Africa was formed by Rachel O’Neill. Her non-profit organization offers dresses and britches to children at orphanages, schools, and churches. Donors from around the world send stitched items, monetary donations, … Continue Reading

How to Sew Hats for Charity with Nancy Zieman and Hat Lady Nancy Daly

Free Hat Pattern for Charity Sewing

Nancy Daly is the enthusiastic coordinator of the busy Hat Ladies! Make that Hat Ladies and Gentlemen, as two men have recently joined the group! To date her group of volunteers has made over 37,000 fleece hats for causes and those in need. Nancy Daly started sewing hats 17 years ago for her own children and … Continue Reading

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How to Make Fleece Hats for Kids

Nancy Daly is the enthusiastic coordinator of the busy Hat Ladies! Make that Hat Ladies and Gentlemen, as two men have recently joined the group! To date her group of volunteers has made over 37,000 fleece hats for causes and those in need. Nancy Daly started sewing hats 17 years ago for her own children and … Continue Reading

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Volunteer Sewing Groups Where Fabric is Always Welcome

Wow. Who knew that blogging about cleaning my sewing closet would bring the largest response of viewers ever! The blog was titled, Give Your Aging Fabric Stash a New Home! It seems it got many of you inspired to sew or donate some of your stash to a charitable cause. I thank you for wanting to … Continue Reading

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How Sewists Can Help Those Affected by Oklahoma Tornado

I had the privilege of meeting an incredible woman and her organization as I interviewed her for a Nancy’s Corner segment of Sewing With Nancy. Sue Rock is the Founder/Director of Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc., an internationally acclaimed textile charity committed to supporting the lives of survivors of domestic violence! You can watch my interview with Sue online. Recently Sue Rock emailed me with … Continue Reading

Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Little Dresses and Britches for Africa

Britches for Boys

To better understand the purpose of Britches for Boys in Africa you first need to know about the Little Dresses for Africa. Little Dresses for Africa is a nonprofit organization providing relief to orphaned children in the remote villages of Africa. The girl orphans are the most devalued and abused in the culture, and Rachel O’Neill … Continue Reading

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Little Dresses for Africa Update

I received some wonderful news last week: Nancy’s Notions has shipped 55,296 Little Dresses to Africa! WOW! Congratulations to Nancy’s Notions and to the amazing volunteers who sew dresses and do so much behind the scenes. For almost two years, Nancy’s Notions employees, customers, local community members and friends have been sewing, packaging, and shipping dresses … Continue Reading

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10 Volunteer Sewing & Quilting Groups

Sewing and quilting enthusiasts have been sewing for others in need since the invention of needle and thread. You name it, blankets, quilts, hats, mittens, dresses, layettes, are just a few of the many types of projects that have been made with love by those of us who love to sew! Every year I try … Continue Reading

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