Sewing & DIY

Sewing for Charity – How to Make Turbans for Cancer Patients

April 4, 2013

My gal pals and I have built a fantastic sewing community for ourselves. Since early 2012 we’ve hosted Stitch n’ Bitch parties, where a group of us gather to sew, catch up and learn a few new tricks in using our machines. Because the gals who run in the circle are nothing short of incredible, one of our friends suggested we turn our next SNB into a charity sew-along, and so – we did.


At our last sewing party, we made turbans for cancer patients using this pattern –

The pattern is incredibly easy, and if you pre-cut the fabric for the various sizes it will drastically speed up the production process.

In our night we produced ten turbans! We used fleece and stretch cotton.


We want to make more turbans before donating them to the local hospital. If you’re interested in joining our next sewing party – please let me know in the comments below.

Even if you’ve never sewn nor own a sewing machine, you can still take part in the party!

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  • Reply Leslie April 4, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Awesome post! What a great night it was. It was so rewarding to be making gifts for others. I am definitely looking forward to our next night so we can whip up a bunch more.

    • Reply Vanessa April 5, 2013 at 12:11 am

      Thanks, Les! Me too!

  • Reply Auburn April 5, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    This is so cool, Vanessa! Please let me know when the next sewing session is…I’d love to join!

    • Reply Vanessa April 5, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thanks, Auburn! It’s May 19 – I just added you to the event on Facebook.

  • Reply Brenda bravo April 6, 2013 at 5:32 am

    That’s wonderful God bless you all for doing this. That’s what life is all about doing things for others.

    • Reply Vanessa April 7, 2013 at 5:45 am

      Thank you, Brenda!

  • Reply Jeannette April 8, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    That Billie- what a smile! I love this so much. Before Savvy came along, I was volunteering at the Wig Boutique for ACS at a place called Wellness House. We had a lady who created scarves for patients. Such a small gesture really goes a long way.

    • Reply Vanessa April 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      That’s awesome, Jeannette! Can’t wait for you to be back in Reno to tag team some volunteering experiences :)

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