St. Lawrence Church Hall to host Sew-a-thon


Staff report



Attendees will sew dresses, such as this, out of pillow cases to send to children abroad, many of whom may have never before received new clothes.

Attendees will sew dresses, such as this, out of pillow cases to send to children abroad, many of whom may have never before received new clothes.


Courtesy photo

RHINE — Area residents are invited to participate in a Pillowcase Dress Sew-a-thon, Saturday, March 24, beginning at 9 a.m., at St. Lawrence Church Hall, in Rhine (east of Botkins, on Botkins Road). The event is sponsored by the Social Justice Commission of the Petersburg Parishes.

Area seamstresses are invited to take their sewing machines for a fun day of making simple dresses and shorts to send abroad with Christian missionaries to children who may never have received new clothing before. Those who can’t sew are welcome to cut out fabric and help in other ways. Lunch will be provided to participants.

“The Sew-a-thons have been so successful and the participants have had such a great time that they always want to know right away when we’d organize another session,” said commission representative Rachel Barber.

Dresses from the previous sew-a-thon have already been distributed in Haiti and in Tanzania, among other locations.

Those attending are also welcome to bring remnants and new or very gently used pillowcases (all or mostly cotton), as well as buttons, ribbon, and any notions that might be used to “trim” the clothing. For information, call 937-693-3163.

Attendees will sew dresses, such as this, out of pillow cases to send to children abroad, many of whom may have never before received new clothes.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/03/web1_pillowcasedress.jpgAttendees will sew dresses, such as this, out of pillow cases to send to children abroad, many of whom may have never before received new clothes. Courtesy photo

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