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Added Dec 8, 2013

by RedDynamica

Cape Town, South...






End of November was another of my community sewing classes I taught. The students: woman of all ages, wanted to learn sew some clothing. It would be impossible for me to have patterns ready for all sizes, so I decided it would be best to sew for kids, and then we donate the products! Since the students would struggle to part with their own fabric, I decided to supply everything. We were only 10 in the class, but it would be no use to donate only 10 shorts, so I bought 15m fabric fitting for girls and 15m for boys. and I cut out 3 different sizes, age 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8. and each student made 4 shorts girls + 4 shorts boys. so we made just under 80 shorts! It will be donated to the RedCross Childrens Hospital.




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    Dec 9, 2013, 03.13 AMby nrobson

    its wonderful you ladys doing this =D

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    Dec 9, 2013, 12.16 AMby Yuki M

    Great idea and great activity! You make so many people happy!

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    Dec 8, 2013, 01.28 PMby sarahsdaughter

    Very thoughtful and the shorts are fab!!! Wish I was there to help. Keep up the good work and Happy Sewing :)))))))

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    Dec 8, 2013, 10.59 AMby liliv-1

    I agree with the ladies that you are a very kind and thoughtful person! I like all these fabulous shorts that gave so much joy to the sewers and will give even more to the children!
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    Dec 8, 2013, 09.53 AMby schnui

    As Mary wrote, what a kind and thoughtful person you are and so many people will benefit from your kindness. All those that learnt to sew now have a new skill which they can continue and all the children who receive the shorts will be so happy. Well done.

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    Dec 8, 2013, 09.25 AMby RedDynamica

    Thanx Mary! All the students were so proud of themselves for accomplishing this! and Repetition is the best way to learn! Most of them have children or grandchildren and they are now sewing shorts! it is such a quick project, and we had 4 hours, but when its the 1st time you work with elastic, everything is new, but the 4 shorts they all took home to make, were made in about 1 hour!

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    Dec 8, 2013, 09.19 AMby Mary Athey

    What a lovely kind thoughtful person you are. This is a truely wonderful thing to do. You are teaching and giving to a good cause. Well done and bravo for your fab shorts x

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