Calling all Sewists, Quilters, and every fabric crafter in between! We’ve got something really big coming up, and we need your help. Starting today, Seams and Scissors is teaming up with the Urban Threads Studio for an exciting charity drive. Plus, if you participate, you’ll be entered to win a fabulous prize.
Urban Threads Studio, or UTS, is a not-for-profit organization located at the Bridgeport Art Center in Chicago, IL. They strive to teach problem solving through textile arts. Each summer, they host a summer camp for kids in the area, and this summer is no different. That’s where you come in, fabric crafters!
Seams and Scissors is hosting a fabric and gently-used denim drive for Urban Threads Studio that starts today, June 1st, and runs through June 25th 2015. We knew as soon as we started talking with UTS that this drive would be a perfect fit for our readers. We know so many of you are just itching to make some space in your craft rooms. Before you start snagging fabric from your stashes, though, we’ve got some important info for you.
Urban Threads Studio Fabric and Gently-Used Denim Charity DriveJoin AllFreeSewing in our latest fabric drive! Donate your gently used denim and fabric to the Urban Threads Studio, NFP for a chance to win a Simplicity Patterns Bias Tape Maker. All fabric will be donated directly to Urban Threads Studio for their kids summer camp classes in Chicago. Help children learn a safe form of expression through this wonderful program and donate today!
Posted by AllFreeSewing on Monday, June 15, 2015
Fabric Drive Requirements:
The kids at the UTS summer camp are going to be learning how to sew shorts, tank dresses, pajama bottoms, & messenger bags, and there are specific fabrics they are looking for in order to gather supplies for these projects.
The Types of Fabric We Are Looking For:
**If you have some raw denim sitting on your shelves that you would like to part with, that’s wonderful, but you can also send us your gently-used denim pants, jackets, or skirts. Please launder your gently-used denim before sending it in.
Photos from past UTS summer camps
Where to Send Your Fabric:
We will be collecting all donated fabric and gently-used denim at our offices in Northbrook, IL and personally delivering them to Urban Threads Studio! Please have your donations delivered to:
Prime Publishing, LLC
Attn: Fabric Drive
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 220
Northbrook, IL 60062
Packages need to be postmarked no later than June 25th, 2015.
One Last Thing…
In order to sweeten the deal, one lucky participant will be selected to receive a Bias Tape Maker, donated by our friends at Simplicity. Send us your fabric and gently used denim, along with a piece of paper that includes your name, address, phone number, and email address, and you will be automatically entered to win. Winner will be contacted at the conclusion of the drive.
Fabric sent in must meet requirements above. Please include your name, address, phone number and email address with your donation for contest entry. Contest open to US/Canada residents age 18+ only.
We are SO excited to be collecting this fabric for Urban Threads Studio’s 2015 summer camp, and we know you’re excited to help out. The fact that you’re getting the chance to clear out your fabric stashes and closets isn’t too shabby either. Don’t hold onto old jeans and definitely don’t keep that flannel you were planning on making a baby blanket out of after your son was born. He’s 14 now. The ship has sailed. 😉