Where creativity meets community
Sewing for Charity Australia: Who We Are
Sewing for Charity Australia is a registered charity whose mission is to make and provide handmade items to those suffering from distress, health crisis or disadvantage and the communities that support them.
Sewing for Charity Australia work in partnership with established charities as well as grassroots community groups who engage in direct giving. We also donate directly to hospitals, nursing homes, schools and almost anywhere that needs some handmade love!
We are passionate about reducing textile waste and wherever possible engage in sustainable practice by upcycling used textiles and clothing to make handmade items for donation. We also accept private donations of fabrics, wool and notions from businesses and individuals thus avoiding creation of landfill.
Our central focus is and will always be community. Through sewing groups, in home visits, forum interaction and social media we reach out to isolated people nationwide to assist with removing social and physical barriers to community engagement.
With your help, we can continue to support community members nationwide to connect, learn useful skills and create with purpose.
Why We Are Different
What is Project Kin?
When we empower families to play and learn we create and promote healthy bonds at home which is the foundation of healthy and happy communities.We welcome all PK volunteers and supporters to our SFCA family and look forward to working with you!
What is in a Play & Learn pack?
Each pack contains high quality resources including a unique handmade doll, doll accessories, the Imagine if you had a Friend picture book, a bookmark, the Playtime at Home Parent Resource book and a calico backpack.
How can I help support the project?
The Sewing Lair Founding Family
The Sewing Lair opened in Beenleigh on 15th June 2020 and has quickly become a much loved creative and inclusive community space.
Everyone who visits The Sewing Lair is a part of our creative family, and we invite you to join an important part of our village – The Sewing Lair Founding Family
Donate or Request Help Today
To donate supplies or request help click here:
Highly Qualified Team
Founder, Boss Lady (CEO)
What do we create?
Everything and anything handmade!
In addition to our projects, we take requests for items from organisations and individuals.
Past requests have included:
- G Tube covers
- Ostomy bag covers
- Hospital gowns and pj’s for children undergoing operations
- Memory cushions and teddy bears for bereaved parents from their children’s clothing
- Wheelchair covers
- Special needs bibs for adults
- Wheelie walker bags
- Tablecloths for aged care home
We also occasionally take on paid jobs for businesses to assist us in fundraising. All money raised goes towards courier and storage costs. If you would like to know more please contact us.