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Sewing kits for Refugees.

We have a good collection of sewing boxes and supplies for making up sewing kits for newcomers to Canada, but would be happy to receive more, along with a small donation (we suggest a toonie) so that we can purchase any items for which we have a shortfall.  These will be made up into sewing kits and donating them to the Rockcliffe-Rideau Community Resource Centre, which gives a great deal of assistance to the families who have settled in the neighbourhood of Donald Street.





What goes into a basic sewing kit?

  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Thread (one dark, one light, but also coloured, per kit)
  • Hand needles
  • Needle threader
  • Thimble
  • Straight pins and safety pins
  • Pincushion (maybe you’d like to make one?)
  • Buttons
  • Seam ripper
  • Miscellaneous items also welcome, especially if they have to do with repairs or mending, such as:
    • snaps
    • hooks and eyes
    • hem tape
    • Velcro
    • knee/elbow patches.

Just a note, for sharp items such as needles, pins, etc., please place them in a container, wrap them or tape them up so that they won’t prick people handling them.

For more information email [email protected]

Common Thread Quilt Guild