Change lives one stitch at a time
Support children worldwide

Little Dresses for Africa is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to distribute dresses to little girls and britches to little boys in remote villages of Africa. Nancy's Notions has teamed up with this organization to sew and package dresses and shorts, which are then shipped to Africa. You can help, too!
Download FREE dress pattern
Download FREE shorts pattern
Help change the life of a child
Help ignite a child's
confidence with a
superhero cape
Download free cape pattern
Provide the
comfort and
warmth of a
handmade blanket
Download free blanket pattern
Congratulations to the 2013 Charity Challenge winners
Thank you to the 39 entrants in the Sewing Weekend 2013 Charity
Challenge, and congratulations to the winners! Nancy's Notions gift
certificates worth up to $500 were given to the top three adult
winners, and a first place winner in the youth category.
Each quilt entered in our challenge was awarded to the highest bidder
in a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit our four-legged friends at the
Dodge County Humane Society in Beaver Dam, WI.
View our photo album of the quilt entries in our Charity Challenge
We'll have another Charity Challenge to benefit a deserving
organization at next year's Sewing Weekend.
Comfort a child
Ambulance rides, intensive care units, and car accidents are scary ordeals for children. Give them comfort with something handmade. You can easily turn a fabric panel into a huggable, ready-to-snuggle quilt, which makes the perfect donation for your local Project Linus chapter. Project Linus is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing love and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
Download FREE Quick Panel Quilt pattern
More FREE Projects
Brovaic Top
Clever applique idea
designed for chemo
patients' comfort
Easy Hat Pattern
Camouflage hair loss
with this comfortable,
stylish hat
Fleece Preemie
Warm and soft to
provide hugs and
cuddles to preemies
Benjamin Smiles
Pass on your love and
caring through a
huggable pillow
Cozy Shoulders
Fleece Wrap
Provide a “warm hug”
with this shoulder
Walker Caddy
Give greater sense of
independence to
someone who depends
on a walker
Projects you can sew for others
Hats for Any
Reason or Season
Stylish head coverings
for chemo patients
Fast & Fleecy
Sew warm, comfy
fleece scarves,
wraps, and more.
Golden Years
Ensemble Pattern
Make life easier for
loved ones
Hat Pattern
Four stylish hats to
protect your head and
face from the sun
Knit Prayer Shawls
Comfort a friend with a
warm embrace
Project Linus
Quilt Top Kit
Comfort a child with
a quilt
View our photo album of the quilt entries in our Charity Challenge