National Sewing Month - Sewing for a Cause - Our Troops
This week we are spotlighting sewing for our armed forces and verterans charities. The one we are spotlighting this week is Soldier's Angels .
Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, Soldiers' Angels is a nonprofit organization with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families. Their motto is ''May No Soldier Go Unloved," and this statement encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers' Angels. They have provided the wounded with over 25,000 of our First Response Backpacks directly at the Combat Support Hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan and the major military hospital in Germany; emergency aid to military families in need; and flights to soldiers on leave or in emergency situations, and to their families wanting to be with them upon return from overseas.
Our sewing sewcitiety here at fabric.com put together some ''cool wrap'' neck scarves based on the instructions at soldiersangels.org. They are quite simple to make. We used broadcloth and filled them with a teaspoon of water absorbing crystals used to hold moisture in soil. You just soak them in cool water for 30 minutes before using. Tie the scarf around your neck, and the water evaporating keeps you cooler. We create a video to show you how we made them and a little more about the organization. To find out more about Soldiers' Angels and the projects they do go to soldiersangels.org.