Women’s Day

Though The Sewing Machine Project has no gender specific policy, most of the machines we distribute go to women. Since the beginning, groups begun by and working with women find a connection with the work we do. We hear the stories. Stories of great need, of women...

Benefit!!

JOIN THE SEWING MACHINE PROJECT AND THE CHURCH OF YOGA FOR A DONATION BASED CLASS BENEFITTING THE NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS INDIAN COUNCIL When I walked through the double shotgun house that is becoming the Center for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council I...

Somebody gotta sew!

  “Somebody gotta sew sew sew” This time of year my thoughts drift to New Orleans, imagining the Mardi Gras Indians in their final days of preparation for Mardi Gras Day when the world will first see their new suits. Colors and stories unveiled, magic...

Happy New Year

When I look at the list of all that was done in 2018 I am awestruck. We: connected with 38 new groups, delivering over 300 sewing machines; received an amazing donation from Brother, International; shipped machines to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane recovery;...

Focus on Donors: Third Stage Bags

Cecilia Plum is a name that sounds like music to me. When I received a message through the Sewing Machine Project website recently asking me to contact her I had to look back through my files to see where I’d heard the name before. Sure enough, there she was in our...

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