On the way back from the Sew Essential meet up, Freya, Sarah and I were trying to figure out a way in which we could wear our cute pj’s to work. Sarah mentioned a charity she’d heard of called Wrap Pyjama Fairies. It was the perfect excuse to do some Sewing for Good.
The charity is absolutely fantastic!
Their goal is to bring comfort to children who are undergoing treatments and procedures. Pyjama Fairies provide fun, colourful pj’s to remind children that they are not defined by their illness. The pyjamas are specially designed with a front opening to make dressing easier and to allow ease of access for the medical professionals.
Sewers from around the country have been using up their stashes and creating bright and beautiful garments to make that stay in hospital a little less scary.
Crafty Sew & So will be hosting a fun day of Sewing for Good on Wednesday 20th July. There aren’t as many volunteers making the larger sizes so our focus of the day will be to make as many age ten, eleven and twelve sets of pj’s as we possibly can!
If you’ve been inspired but can’t make it to our event, here are a few charities we’ve come across who do really good work.
Delivering blankets to sick, disabled or disadvantaged children across the Uk. Providing those in need with tangible evidence that someone cares, along with the physical reassurance that comes with being snuggled up in a quilt.
Providing newly handmade dresses, shorts, knitted tops and hand-stitched toys to children living in poverty and areas of need throughout the world.
A charity who refurbish donated sewing machines, mechanical or electrical, to send to the poorest and most remote areas of the world. Empowering people to earn money and feed their families.