The young sewers in the Cooperative Extension program, “Sewing and So-On” are gearing up for their 4-H District Activity Day to be held in May. One of the selected projects is working with a non-profit organization called “ConKerr Cancer.” This group sews colorful pillowcases to give to children who have cancer. The young girls in Sewing and So-On will be making pillowcases and coordinating the help of other Extension volunteers in order to donate a generous amount of pillowcases to this wonderful cause. The pillowcases will be delivered to a drop off site in Franklin, North Carolina.
This group of girls has been learning basic sewing skills since August of 2013. They meet for two hours each week at the Mountain Folk Center in Ranger. During this past year, they have made an envelope pillow, a bookbag, Halloween masks and several of the girls even made a great spring skirt. In addition to learning to operate a basic home sewing machine, they have also learned to operate a serger with direct supervision.
These young sewers range in ages 5 to 13.