Our Stories

  • Zambian Blessings

    Leslie Unruh Auburn, WA USA I have a circle of sewing sisters and they are all very good girlfriends. I haven't always had women friends, as my career as a mechanical engineer led me to a workplace with few female...

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  • The Gift of Giving

    Linda Chanik Renton, WA  Making purses for Sew Powerful this summer has been pure joy (I love the new, easier pattern)!  Twenty so far, but that’s not the story.  When I saw the email asking for stories I deleted it...

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  • Team GB for Sew Powerful

    My name is Sandy Simm from the UK. This will be my fourth year with the Sew Powerful Team and what a team it was and is becoming. I loved the idea of the charity as it was not asking...

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  • Small Offerings That Make a Big Difference

    Nancy Saye San Diego, California My story is not very unique -- but maybe that's good, since you need so many ordinary seamstresses who feel called to Sew Powerful! I actually joined Cinnamon's sewing blog in order to get some...

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  • Sharing My Gifts With Ngombe

    Christine Fellin Somerville, NJ I had been making doll clothes for my granddaughter's American Girl doll and searching the internet for patterns. In August 2016 I ran across Sew Powerful through the Pixie Faire site where I download free doll...

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  • Sewing Seeds of Hope

    Deloris Wilhelmsen Cincinnati, OH. My involvement with the Sew Powerful Purse charity happened by chance. After I retired, I got interested in sewing again. I wanted to learn how to make a purse, for myself. I saw the Sew Powerful...

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  • Praying Over Fabric

    Marilyn Posein Kitscoty, Alberta, Canada I first learned about Sew Powerful through a friend on Facebook a few years ago. It sounded interesting yet I didn’t actually get involved until last year. I have always enjoyed sewing and now as I...

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  • Missionary Work From Home

    Glynis Dodd New South Wales, Australia I live on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia, a very beautiful part of the world. I was fortunate to have a Mother who sewed most of my clothes in my...

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  • Garage Sale Treasures

    Denisse Daw St. Petersberg, FL. If there is one thing that fills my heart, it is a smile from a child who is humble, shy, poor. I once was that kind of child. But many invisible hands cleared my way...

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