Skip to content

Sew for Charity

Arlington, WA

Please Join Us in Arlington, WA

The Sew Sisters of NW WA is a group of fun-loving, dedicated, and caring women. Because they know the power that education can bring to a child's life, they are committed to sewing purses and making notecards for the girls in Zambia to help encourage the girls to stay in school. The members enjoy each other's company and often gather to have lunch, swap fabrics and ideas, and see each other’s completed purses and notecards. Because five of the members are sisters or old friends of other members, the name ‘Sew Sisters of NW WA’ seemed like a natural. New members are welcome to join this friendly sewing sisterhood!

Located in a forested area of the Evergreen State, you might enjoy the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, camping, hiking, or attending various county fairs and community festivals. The Sew Expo in Puyallup is the premier event in the area and is often where members of the community first learn about Sew Powerful. Other popular sewing events include the Snohomish County Clothing and Textile Advisors annual garage sale of fabrics, notions and everything ‘sewing’. Special thanks to Quality Sewing and Vac for serving as a collection point for Sew Powerful purses.

How You Can Make a Difference

The purses you make will be gifted to schoolgirls in the African country of Zambia. The purses will be filled with reusable feminine hygiene supplies, soap, and underwear so the girl can attend school all month. Sew Powerful hires adults in Zambia living in extreme poverty. They are trained and paid a living wage to make the contents of the purses. The result is a triple benefit:

  • Schoolgirls have a chance to excel in their studies and complete their education.
  • Adults earn wages to feed, clothe, and house their families, giving them dignity and hope.
  • Volunteers use their talents to make purses bringing them immeasurable joy knowing their efforts have changed lives.

Learn More About Sew Powerful

Sew Powerful exhibits in many Quilting and Sewing expos throughout the United States and internationally. We would love to meet you in person at one of these events!

Until then, follow the links below to get started right away.

  • Get the FREE Sew Powerful Purse Patterns HERE
  • Join our Sew Powerful Purse Project Facebook group HERE
  • Stay up to date on on-line and in person events HERE.

See the Sew Sisters of NW WA Chapter in Action

Express your interest in this Sew Powerful Chapter HERE

OR, use our Chapter Locator map to find other locations

Won’t You Join Us Today?