Sewing Club in the Holiday Spirit

Dresses sewn for the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.

Christmas stockings sewn for Helping Others Together.

Edna DeFord

Christmas abounds at the Creative Arts Center, as the PebbleCreek Sewing Club shares their sewing talents to make children happy. Each year, the Sewing Club finds projects to benefit children, and they set aside one of their sewing days to make dresses to go in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes. These adorable dresses may be the first new dress a child has owned in her life. Much love is shown as Pamela Scandore makes up dress kits that have the pattern cut out and the appropriate elastic and binding included for each size dress. The sewing ladies sew during the year, as well as one special day in the fall, to turn out more than 200 beautiful dresses.

The second holiday project is a bright red and white felt Christmas stocking sewn for the Helping Others Together Community Foundation. This group, sometimes known as the Sugar Plum Fairies, provides holiday cheer to children dealing with chronic illness, disabilities, or low-income situations. A joyful chatter was heard, along with the sewing machine motors, as 107 cheerful stockings were added to the box. Our PebbleCreek sewers enjoy making items for themselves and others each Wednesday in the Creative Arts Center fiber arts (Diamondback) room. Come join us from 9 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. each week.