Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Use your D.I.Y. powers for Good: The Pink Slipper Project

This past Saturday I went to a stitch along at the Sew, Sew Darling studio here in New Orleans.  It was a lovely night full of wine, Crunch N’ Munch, and slippers.  Lot’s and lot’s of slippers!

All of these slippers will eventually find their way to women’s shelters across the country, courtesy of The Pink Slipper Project.

The Pink Slipper Project was founded to “warm the hearts and toes of women and children living in shelters.”  They take handmade slipper donations and distribute them to as many shelters as they can nationwide.  It’s a small act of kindness, but it can go a long way for someone who has fallen on hard times.  If you want to participate you can download any of the free sewing, knitting, or crochet slipper patterns from The Pink Slipper Project’s website.  All of the patterns are really simple, so even if your crafting skills are still at the beginner level you can participate. 

You could sew a simple one seam pair like these:

Or knit a quick garter stitch pair like these:

I am currently working on such a knitted pair.  They’re Kelly green, because, and this is important, just because it’s called The Pink Slipper Project that doesn’t mean the slippers themselves have to be pink.  And it’s a good thing, too, because I personally can’t stand that color.  But I’m all for the charity.

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