Sew “Twirls for Girls” – A Great Way to Give Back (Day #12)

December 17th, 2010

There’s just something special about this time of year.

A spirit of giving.

And so though it is a very busy time of year, it can also be a great time of reflection and gratitude. Christmas is just around the corner and we want to share with you about a campaign we began 4 years ago. It’s called, “Twirls for Girls.”

We have 3 different doll skirt patterns to choose from and they are yours for free. Click YouCanMakeThis.com for the link to the patterns. Each differs in difficulty and style – the patchwork twirl, the reversible skirt and the pettiskirt. If you are short on time or even a beginning sewer, you will definitely want to watch Kim’s “how-to” video down below. You’ll quickly see that if you have some scraps of fabric lying around, you really can finish the reversible skirt in just a few minutes!

We love what Eva shared with us last year after hearing about this project:

“As a little girl who was not going to have a Christmas with present’s, I remember what loving peron(s) who lovingly gave their time to sew a doll dress and nighty for a doll I had never seen. I now had a Christmas to remember. I would love to give back. With money tight, one can always find a ‘piece of fabric’ to sew something for a little someone to make their Christmas. This I intend to do this Christmas. Thanks for the information. Now I MUST get sewing! Thanks for the ‘nudge and a place to start. Sewing grandma who never forgot!”

Kris’ daughter made several all by herself last year. For a first-time sewer, she was so proud to be able to turn them into our local Toys for Tots drop-off box! Even just days before Christmas, she couldn’t have had a wider grin on her face!

And that’s what it’s all about. :)

Merry Christmas!

-Kris and Kim

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