Give Back with CityCraft


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS! CityCraft is so excited to announce a partnership with Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through research-based programs and advocacy that empowers girls to reach their full potential and to understand, value, and assert their rights. On October 3rd, (that's next Monday!) we will be hosting the first in a series of sewing classes for a group of girls in the Dallas Girls Inc. program at the Love Field campus which is located about five minutes away from CityCraft. We will bring along all of our machines and supplies to the campus for a machine introduction class and completion of a simple project that the girls can take home. We are looking for 4-8 volunteers who can assist the girls with machine setup and project completion. The first project will be a simple pillowcase that the girls can use that very same night! Sewing machine skills required of all volunteers and experience setting up Janome machines is preferred, but we will be instructing machine setup during the program so a general idea of how to set up a machine that uses top-loading bobbins is all that is really needed. (And a passion for sewing, of course!)

This is a wonderful opportunity to share your sewing skills with a new generation of sewers that might not otherwise have the opportunity to take classes or learn on their own sewing machine. As you know, the art and skill of sewing has so many more rewards that just the practical knowledge of how to stitch a seam. Personally, there is nothing more rewarding for me than sharing the fulfillment that I get from the creative process of sewing with others for the first time.

Please join us next Monday afternoon, October 3rd. We will be meeting at CityCraft at 4:30 pm to gather machines and supplies into cars, then heading to Girls Inc. to set up for a 5:00 pm start time. The class will last until 7:00 pm.

CityCraft is providing all the materials, supplies, and machines necessary. You do not need to bring anything with you.

If you can't make it next week, please know that this is an ongoing program that will occur monthly. We are so excited to be able to do this!!