What a great idea! Create a set of traveling sewing machines and take them to the different branches of your library system, sharing love of sewing and access to the tools to get the job done! Not only that but teaching in a library, well, you have access to all kinds of information. They’re learning about sewing, fabrics, you name it–limitless possibilities. When we received this application we were excited. We sent some machines. And the program was popular…it grew and grew. And we received a request for more machines.
So we called Singer. And they loved the idea too. We were thrilled when they shipped 15 brand-spanking-new machines down to Florida to help this program blossom. And so it goes. These pics just came in. They’re making skirts now–learning how to access free patterns online and using these snazzy machines to put them together.
We are so grateful to Singer for their help and belief in the work of The Sewing Machine Project.
I am the director for a small rural library in Florida. I am interested in donated sewing machines as well. Can you point me in the right direction?
Thank you. I loved the one experience I had teaching sewing. My wife and I taught a 4H class how to sew chicken diapers. Your idea for sewing class at a library really appeals to me ’cause then I really would need even more machines. Sewing machines make me happy.
I have 3 machines that need a tune-up that I’d like to give someone in need. I don’t know anyone locally who can do that and have limited funds. Also looking for a project for my clients who are homeless and quarantined at a hotel through my employer, Catholic Charities. We need activities to pass the time while they are waiting to be housed. Feel like this would be perfect since they’re confined together and many want to give back to the community. I am a crafter myself and always looking for ideas to help our clients learn new skills.