Stash Busting for Charity

Yesterday, it really felt like it should be a lazy day around the house.

So, still in my pjs at noon, I decided to do some sewing for charity.

I’m not sure where I saw Simple Simon & Company’s Skirting the Issue 2017 (I’m sure on Facebook), but thought this would be a good charity to send some items to.

What is Skirting the Issue?

A month long event that we host every July where you are invited to sew along with us to make skirts (and quilts and pillowcases)  to donate to local Foster Care centers for the girls (and boys) to receive just in time for back to school.

How Do I Participate?

Choose an item that you would like to sew (we will be sharing skirt, quilt, and pillowcase tutorials all throughout the month of July) then sew it up and donate it to the charity of your choice.  (You aren’t limited to only foster care closets.  If you know of a charity that is in need of skirts, quilts, or pillowcases please donate them where there is a need!)

What Is The Address If I Choose To Mail In My Item/Items?

We have set up a post office box for this event. And the address is:

PO BOX 753, Lehi, Utah 84043

I have decided to mail my donations to the above address.

Into my stash I went!

I made three pillow cases and two skirts.




I also decided to send in the skirt I made Miss ME-she is in a “I hate skirts” phase **sigh**


I wish I had more material suited for a boy, but the only one I had (the POW/BLAM fabric) I didn’t have the full yard needed to make a pillowcase.

For the skirts I used The Crafty Gemini’s You Tube tutorial for a Girls Simple Skirt.

I know there are Million Pillow Case Challenges throughout the year (here is one).

I have used both the pattern from my School of Sewing Book and Shabby Fabrics You Tube tutorial How to Make a Magic Pillowcase.

I plan on collecting cute fabric I find on clearance or with some crazy coupons so I can donate some pillowcases to Hooking for the Homeless during the holidays (they accept all sorts of things not just crochet or knit).

My son E helped me pin the pillow cases, which I loved!

I love that he is showing interest (he also tries to help me knit!).

Have a good week!

Linked to: Ravelry Year of Projects Group, The Crafting Nook, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Skirting the Issue Link Party, Quilting Room With Mel, Creative Jewish Mom, Sew Can Do





13 thoughts on “Stash Busting for Charity

  1. Marsha says:

    Your sewing is so great. I really like the combos you put together for the cases and skirts. I am sure the items will be cherished.

    I love that E is showing interest in your crafts.


  2. Becki says:

    I’d never heard of this charity. What a great idea! And your projects are wonderful. The fabrics and the finished projects. I’m a tad sad that Miss E isn’t liking skirts at the moment because I still think that “starry night” skirt is so cool! But someone is going to love it! Thank you for sharing about various charities – and how fun that your son is getting in on the action.


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