Sew Powerful Purse Sew-In
Led by Maggie Mick
Bring your machine and join the crowd sewing for SewPowerful Purse:
Baby Lock and Montavilla Sewing have teamed up with the Sew Powerful Purse Program, which provides girls in Zambia with feminine hygiene supplies, so they can stay in school all month long. More girls are able to pass the 7th grade exam when they miss less school, making it possible to continue their education and move onto secondary school. It also supports seamstresses in Lusaka, Zambia with training and good-paying jobs. The Zambian team makes purposeful products (school uniforms, reusable feminine hygiene products, soap and farm fresh food) all designed to keep kids in school.
Their purse project creates the perfect package for reusable feminine hygiene supplies that are distributed to girls in health class. They even take a "Sew Powerful Pledge" to stay in school all month if they receive a Sew Powerful purse.
We will provide the pattern, some materials (If you have fabric in your stash, bring it along! See Supply List for more information.) Please also bring a lunch if you like, but there are restaurants nearby. Purse makers are ask to donate $5 is to cover the cost of hygiene supplies that will fill the purse.
You may download the PDF of the pattern at https://sewpowerful.org/ > Purse Project > Get pattern. There is even a video that shows you how to put it together! But we will do that altogether at our event as well. The pattern for the Beginning Pattern suggests 1 1/2 yd fabric but you can easily do with 1/2 yd.
Here's a great post on the Stitch Bits blog about using your embroidery machine with a Sew Powerful Purse Project - http://abitofstitch.blogspot.com/2019/09/sew-powerful-purse-project.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StitchBits+%28Stitch+Bits%29
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