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« on: August 13, 2014 06:57:50 AM »

I have been sewing reusable feminine hygiene kits to be distributed by Days for Girls in underdeveloped countries where girls do not have access to these essential items. Girls who lack these supplies may miss 3 to 5 days of school per month and fall behind over time. This problem may lead to their quitting school altogether. These simple supplies are essential to their finishing school and improving their future. I have noticed a few Craftsters making theses and posting on boards as part of stash busting or "50 projects in 2014", etc. If you are not familiar with this non-profit, please check their website: daysforgirls.org for more information.

I really enjoy making the flannel liners and I know others who have a serger may prefer sewing the shields. Making the tote bags also eats up stash. Those who knit or crochet could make washcloths. This swap would include those who sew, knit, and crochet. We would exchange crafting elements of the kits in equitable amounts (shields, liners, washcloths, and tote bags) so that we each could build one or more kits while concentrating on the part for which we have the most supplies (i.e., cotton for totes and shields, flannel for liners, or cotton yarn) or enjoy making the most. We could exchange the extras too, hotel-sized soaps, panties, and zip lock bags so that everyone could contribute to complete kits. 

Please let me know your thoughts and if you already craft for Days for Girls.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014 07:52:35 AM »

I have wanted to craft for Days for Girls because I think it is such an important cause.  I don't know if I will be able to actually join this swap but I might fake join it http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=434803.0#axzz3AHfPqyJP  for additional incentive to actually make the items.

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014 04:02:16 PM »

I am not a great bag maker but I can give/send fabric to those who are.
I will research and come back - this project sounds very inspiring and wonderful.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014 10:13:32 PM »

sounds like a great idea! I will look into it too!
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014 08:01:37 AM »

All directions, patterns, and fabric requirements are on the website. The tote bags are simple rectangles with twill tape drawstrings. The liners are made from cotton flannel and require only straight stitching and top stitching--they are easy and fun. The shields have more steps and are a little more complicated, but still easily mastered if you go slow. I am happy to answer any questions.

Donations of supplies is always appreciated. Since this is a swap, I would have to make that work in accordance with the rules. Perhaps one could swap fabric for cotton yarn like a supplies swap--just thinking out loud. Other supply items are the twill for the tote bags and PUL, the waterproof fabric liner needed for the shields.

I think I would make a long crafting time because these do take time to complete.
I need tow work out the swap equivalents, so anyone who has made them, please weigh in here
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014 11:18:13 AM »

Might work well if you treated it like a Givers and Needers Swap with just a small thank you item for the supply giver.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2014 02:33:39 PM »

Keep me posted on this. I love the idea.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2014 10:09:37 AM »

I could make washcloths by the dozen. Probably couldn't do the bag, but I'd give the other a go. Keep me updated on this, please?
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014 05:31:57 PM »

I've wanted to make for this group before, but not been able to find a suitable fleece within my price range (the rest i could do from stash i think, at least a few of kits worth and then just do more whenever i end up with extra fabrics), so I'd love to join in with this...
I'll happily admit that my machine sewing skills are minimal, so another incentive to me is a chance to practice; I'd be happy to do some bags in return for some flannel supply? I knit a little too so i could swap washcloths for supplies?
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2014 02:40:21 PM »

I think we could make swapping supplies a part of the swap. Wizzards_Pupil, those washcloths would be great. I would love toswap patterns with you. Just keep in mind that they must be around 7 to 8 inches square. Most of the patterns I see work up to around 10 inches so I have to reduce the number of stitches. And Noodle-bug, if I don't get this swap off the ground quickly, I would be happy to send you some flannel in a private swap. I have been buying it up whenever it is 50% or more on sale and have a good supply. I could use cotton yarn in exchange or you could knit or make the bags. We will make it work.
I am glad there is interest in this swap. I am halfway through making a stack of 160 flannel liners for a shipment that is going to Uganda this fall.
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