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Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon for Operation Christmas Child
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Operation Christmas Child is a worldwide organization (run by Samaritan’s Purse) delivering shoebox gifts to children in need all over the world.
From May 1 to June 2, AllFreeSewing.com is making it our mission to collect 1,000 homemade pillow cases to donate to Operation Christmas Child. Welcome to our Sew-A-Thon!
Why 1,000 pillowcases? Our local OCC here in Illinois is hosting a Sew-A-Thon for homemade pillowcases this summer, and we'd love to be able to match their goal of sewing 1,000 pillowcases for kids worldwide.
A pillowcase in an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift can be so much more than just a pillowcase. It can be a bag, blanket, or security item to a child in need.
How can you help? Make a pillowcase and mail it in to us and help us reach our goal! If you donate, you'll get an extra entry to win the Operation Christmas Child Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon Grand Prize Giveaway donated by Plaid!
More about Operation Christmas Child:
Betsy Burnett, Operation Christmas Child’s Area Coordinator for Three Rivers, IL, said “The goal is to not only bless a child in need with school supplies, personal care items, small toys and more, but to show God’s love in a tangible way to those hurting.”
“As a crafter, there are so many things you can make to put into a shoebox. Washcloths, jump ropes, toys, clothing, and more! When you create or make something, I believe you are sharing a part of your heart. What better place to share that part of your heart than with a child in need?” – Betsy Burnett
Read our full interview with Betsy Burnett!
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Operation Christmas Child Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon Grand Prize Giveaway
This giveaway is no longer active.
To celebrate our Sew-A-Thon, we're giving away a Plaid Christmas Sewing Kit Bundle valued $108.95! No donation is required to enter.
You can earn an extra entry by donating a pillowcase to our Sew-A-Thon! More details below.
Looking for even more fabulous sewing giveaways? Then be sure to check out our Reviews and Giveaways page, filled with sewing freebies like books, patterns, fabric, and more! AllFreeSewing Reviews and Giveaways
Easy DIY Pillowcase Tutorial
Learn how to make a pillowcase with this step-by-step tutorial straight from our craft studio! This beginner sewing tutorial is perfect if you're just learning how to sew, because pillowcases are simple and easy sewing projects that you can make in no time. These DIY pillowcases are great for a quick upgrade to your bedroom, as a starter project that your teen or tween can make, or of course, for our charity drive!
Super Easy DIY Pillow Case
More of a visual learner? Then you're in luck because we've got a handy sewing video that shows you each step of the sewing process. From how to sew your fabric together to simple French seams, this sewing video tutorial is exactly what beginner sewists need. You don't have to worry about any guesswork with our video on how to make an easy pillowcase.
How to Donate
To donate to our Sew-A-Thon, please mail your homemade pillowcases to:
c/o Prime Publishing LLC
3400 North Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
For an extra giveaway entry, please include a slip of paper inside your package with your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. You will recieve an extra entry per pillowcase donated.
To create your donation, we recommend using the free easy pillowcase tutorial provided on this page! (You aren't required to use this pattern, though.) Multiple pillowcase donations are welcome. Please send homemade, clean, unscented pillowcases in good condition - these are going to be given to little kids who need them!
What's your favorite type of quick and easy sewing project? Let us know below in the comments!
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