Ok, first project, something fun and simple that everyone can participate in....Pillowcases! My girls, 9 and 11 helped make the ones pictured above, so really, EVERYONE can enjoy this! I had a lot of fun making pillowcases like this for all the kids in our family for Christmas this year too....who knows, maybe a new tradition for Christmas Eve!
We will be donating the pillowcases we make this month to our local DCS as a gift for a child brought into foster care. Other ideas are your local Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, homeless or battered women's shelter, nursing home.....you get the idea, there are lots of places a simple, personal item like a pillowcase can make a difference! If you don't have a specific place you'd like to send the pillowcases you make, you can always find a shop that is participating in the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. You can find a free pattern here and it's also listed in the "Free Patterns" list on the sidebar.
Please feel free to share here via comment where you will be sending your pillowcases, and I've set up a flickr group where you can share photos of your creations here.
I look forward to hearing about and seeing your creations and will share our progress along the way. Let's get sewing and have some fun!