Project Ecuador

Project Ecuador
Giving Hope and a Future

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Andes Creations was born to help an epilleptic girl fund her medications.  Now it supports ten families, enaabling them to feed their families and send their children to school.  The ladies sew beautiful crafts that are sold by volunteers in the UK. 

I love sharing my passion for sewing with the ladies.  What a wonderful way to be able to use my God-given talents... the ladies have grown immeasurably in self confidence and dignity as they have learnt new skills and are so proud to be able to provvide for their own families.  As we meet together it is also a wonderful source of mutual support through good times and bad. 

I would like to share with you one of our designs for you to try out.  It is a mobile phone case,  but could be made for a small camara as well.   Simply make  the case to fit your device.

We make the cases using brightly coloured felt.  Cut out one back piece, and one front piece (just cut out the rectangle up to the dotted line for the front.)  Cut out the toucan pieces using the template provided below. 

First stitch the bird to the front piece of  the case using two strands of embroidery thread.  Then stitch thhe front to the back using two strands of contrasting embroidery thread in blanket stitch.  Finally edge the flap in blanket stitch and sew on a popper closure to fasten your pouch. 

If you give it a go do let me see how it turned out!

If you use the pattern and would like to give a donation to Project Ecuador please go to out Justgiving page.
Thank you and have fun!   

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