Following the simple steps, any size new or gently used pillow case can be quickly turned into a prized possession for a grateful little girl in Africa. Pillow case patterns are only a suggestion, so feel free to use your own material if you’d rather! Any simple pattern is fine to use. Feel free to add pockets, or lace. Buttons as decorations are great, but please avoid zippers as they are difficult to repair in the villages.
These dresses will be the only item of clothing for many of the children. Please make sure they are machine sewn. They do not have to be fancy but they MUST be sturdy. Finish all edges and do not use ribbon for ties, as they are not strong enough to hold up in 3rd world climates. Elastic is a much better choice.
Thousands of little dresses are received from all over the world sewn by amazing volunteers, which is great! We aren’t going to run out of children in need. To help us get them to the children quickly, please group your beautiful dresses by small, medium and large size. They do not need to be individually sized but just in groups for easy re-packing. They are measured from the shoulder. Please, no straight pins! Being pricked by a straight pin in Africa during distributions can be life-threatening, so avoid using pins to size the dresses.
The finished product is a beautiful delight to the kids!
JJ helps a little friends into his new “britches” for boys
Any simple boys shorts pattern is great. Elastic or drawstring both work well. Sizes up to size 12 are needed.
Boys shorts are needed desperately. All sizes, any style and even gently used shorts are welcome. Drawstring style or sports style is always great! Thank you so much!