Pillowcases for our Troops 8/23/2018 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday, Aug 23, 2018
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Help our soldiers and troops sleep better.
“We’ll sleep better when they sleep better.”
Send much needed support to the brave men and women serving in our military. Provide a piece of home and a heartfelt treasure with a handmade pillowcase.
We’re making pillowcases for our troops and we need your help.
Drop off fabrics and supplies prior to event August 23rd 1pm
What we need:
1.) New pre-washed fabric(if at all possible wash before dropping off). Cotton or flannel fabric 42/44″ wide. A variety of prints and designs work best. Camo and patriotic prints are great but they also like flowers, cartoons, and sports themed because it reminds them of home. Solid colors are excellent to have for matching borders. Keep in mind, they will be sleeping on them. No rough, used, or pungent fabrics.
2.)Cards, notes, store bought or handmade. If your not sure what to write, goggle encouraging words to soldiers serving. A little handwritten note means so much.
3.)Sewing notions like serger cone thread and regular sewing thread. No old thread please.
4.) We need YOU!!! on August 23rd 1-5pm to sew, cut fabric, press, write notes etc… Even if just for an hour or for the entire 4 hours.
5.)New Handmade pillowcases– If you don’t have time to stop by and sew a little while or maybe August 23rd doesn’t fit your schedule, Drop off already handmade NEW pillowcases. Email for directions and exact size pillowcase needed.
We will have a few sewing machines set up but please bring yours if you like.
Memphis Sewing Machine is graciously hosting our event. If you have any questions other than location please contact Melissa Jameson, firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information.
If making pillowcase in advance and dropping off before Aug. 23rd , Email for directions how to make and exact size needed for pillowcases or use the “Heads at Ease” guidelines for size of pillowcase and size of coordinating border. We can fit more in shipping box if the borders aren’t too large.
*This is not a sewing class or teaching workshop and there is no charge for the event.
*We love children but due to limited space and time, no children during our event time.
Event LocationMemphis Sewing Machine & Vacuum
Cordova, Tn, 38016