Boomerang Bags ~ Giving Unwanted Fabric New Life!
Join like minded people in diverting fabric destined for landfills and create reusable tote bags, and start conversations about limiting single use plastic.
We are looking for people to source, prep, and sew the fabric into bags.
Check out the link above or stop by the store for more details! We're an enthusiastic new group, and we'd love to hear your ideas.
Project Linus ~ Providing Security Through Blankets.You can sew NICU blankets for Project Linus at the Electric Needle. We appreciate if you can bring 2 pieces of new, unwashed flannel 1.25 yards each. If you would like you can reserve one of our Pfaff classroom machines.
We also accept donations. Various blankets are needed every month ~ sample patterns are available through the link above. For assistance, please stop in to the shop.The Sewing Machine Project ~ Mending Communities, One Sewing Machine at a Time.If you have a working sewing machine that is just taking up space, it can be put to good use through this local organization! We are a drop-off location for the Sewing Machine Project. Feel free to bring your donation machines to our shop to be inspected and passed along to this great organization.
Please ensure that your machine meets the following guidelines:
- Is your machine in excellent working order?
- Does your machine have all of its parts to ensure it works properly?
- Does your machine have a manual?
- Is your machine portable? i.e. is it made to sit on a table easily and is not made to be in a cabinet?
- Does your machine weigh less than 30 pounds?
- Is your machine “cam-less”? That is, is it a model that doesn’t use cams for decorative stitches?
- Is your machine model NOT a Singer Touch and Sew?
- If donating a serger/overlocker, is your machine a 4 thread or more and does it have dual feed?
If your answer to all of these is yes—thank you! They would be happy to accept your machine!
The Hat Ladies ~ Making Hats for Causes and Those in Need Since 1997.
Volunteers are needed for cutting pieces, staffing, and sewing at various events during the day, evenings and weekends. Even if you don't sew, you can help out with this wonderful organization. Please contact us for more information.
The Battle Cap Project
~ Helping those going through ChemoFind out more here!
Little Dresses for Africa
Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit, Christian-based organization which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and distributed through the orphanages in Central Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy. Sample patterns available through their website. Just click the link above!
Mikayla’s Grace, Inc.
Mikayla’s Grace is a 501c3 non-profit to support families with a baby in the NICU and those who experience the death of an infant at Madison Area hospitals by providing NICU care packages and angel memory boxes that offer both practical and emotional support for the parents. Mikayla’s Grace is in need of more volunteers to make the hand-made items for the angel memory boxes. This entails making small baby gowns, booties and hats. Please contact Mikayla's Grace through their website for descriptions and even some patterns.
Ryan's Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer)
Ryan's Case for Smiles is an organization that makes pillowcases out of cheerful fabric for children sick with cancer and other serious illnesses to brighten up their hospital stay. You can get involved by making pillowcases, see their website for pillowcase directions and specifications. You can also donate fabric and funds to help this organization. This is a great project to get involved in, especially for beginning sewists as well groups looking for an easy and worthwhile sewing project!