This is a crafts post.
Sewing has been a hobby most of my life. My mother taught me basic sewing when I was under 10 years old. I never took Home Ec. in school, though. I sew clothes and costumes for myself.
For the past several years I’ve also done “charity sewing”… making items to give to charities.
For many years I made cotton fabric bears which I gave to Teddy Care, a WA group who gave them, primarily, to the children of deploying military. A few years ago the couple who did it all retired and closed down the group.
Then I made pillow cases for Mary Bridge Children’s hospital in Tacoma which were collected at the annual Sew Expo at the Puyallup Fair grounds. But a year ago the hospital decided they didn’t want to use them anymore.
So I’ve had no projects for a while. I gave away a lot of my kiddie fabric to Pacific Fabrics for their charity quilting project. I do not quilt!
Recently I happened upon the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s need for surgical caps. I’ve just made my first three out of the Star Wars fabrics I still had from the pillowcase project. I made one of the character squares (shown here on Yoda) and two of the R2D2 fabric. They are dead easy to make! The link to the Facebook page has the pattern and instructions.
If you’re interested, I’ve emailed back and forth to a contact there and have the address to which to send them.