Don't let you donating break the bank. Sew unique items that can be added to gift baskets or used as door prizes. Use these ideas for "baskets" or create your own, built from one of the many free sewing projects found here.
Tote bags are always popular. Sewing your own bag allows you to do machine embroidery that reflects the event it will be given away at and make something that may not be available anywhere else. For example; I live in a very small upstate New York Community that has nothing personalized. A tote bag with the state outline, a star where our town is located and the town name was a novel bag at a recent event.
3. Pie Makers Basket
4. Family Movie Night Basket
5. Baby Basket
A baby basket is fun to shop for and there is plenty to choose from to fill the basket. Sewing things for the basket can use up your fabric scraps and make a truly unique gift basket. Things like a baby grab ball, hand towel bibs and homemade toys are all available in free patterns for baby gifts.
6. A Sewing Basket
Sew an Armchair Sewing Organizer and perhaps a Sew a Sewing Machine Accessory Organizerroll it nicely and add it with simple sewing notions such as straight pins, hand sewing needles, small scissors, black, white and beigh thread to create a simple but handy basket for mending while you watch tv.
7. Craft or Tool Basket
8. Live Green Door Prize Basket
Want to emphasis keeping the world green? Create a basket that will help the recipient live green. Sew reusable grocery bags, a grocery bag caddy, draft stopper snakes and insulated lunch sacks. Add canning jars with fabric covers to be used as banks. Almost any re-usable item verses a disposable item would be a welcome addition to a "Live Green" basket.