Gracie's Gowns Sewing Day
Spotswood Baptist Church - Fredericksburg, VA
Come one and come all for a day of gown fun! We will have fabric to be cut, gowns to be sewn, snapped and once that is all done, pictured and packaging!
There is something for everyone to do ~ even the kiddos can come and make cards or pictures to be included with the gowns! Most sewing is a beginning level, experience with making clothing is always a plus, but I will be there as well to help guide.
Materials can also be dropped off at the event for those who want to help with Gracie's Gowns, but already have plans for the day and can't help with the hands-on excitement.
A general list of everyday supplies is included below, but also a list of requested gown fabrics that are needed will be made the week before.
If you have your own machine to bring and help sew that is perfect! Extension cords and power strips are also recommended if you have one you can spare for the event.
The supplies we need to make the hospital gowns are: * Cotton and Flannel Fabrics in prints suitable for babies, children and teens (1/2 yrd to 3 yrds in length) * Solid or Coordinating Cotton and Flannel Fabrics in 1/2 yrd pieces ~ these are used as linings for preemie and newborn gowns * Size 20 Plastic Resin Snaps ~ colored or white (We are listed as a charity snap recipient through kamsnaps.com) * White All-Purpose Sewing Machine Thread (Guterman is what I typically use) and Colored All-Purpose Sewing Machine Thread * Water Soluble Stabilizer (Typically I use Solvy Brand, but any will work) * Lightweight Sew-In Interfacing (Typically I use Pellon JAS Sew In Interfacing P45 is was the bolt says) * Machine Embroidery Thread (Guterman or Sulky Brands) in all colors ~ Used for designs on Gowns and Personalizing
Other helpful items: * Packing tape * Mailing Envelopes with Bubble Wrap ~ these are for gowns being shipped Internationally * Stickers or other small items that can be mailed with the gowns * Prepaid gift cards for postage expenses, shipping supplies, in general supplies * Joanns, Walmart, Hobby Lobby and Hancock Fabric gift cards to purchase supplies
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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