Sew a Little Love Bug
Moda Fabrics Retailer, Threaded Lines, Partners with Creativity Shell to Sew Little Love Bugs to support Youth Mental Health and Arts Education.
To continue their commitment to give back to the eliminate inequality and help people in need; ModaFabrics will be partnering with Threaded Lines and nonprofit organization the Creativity Shell to Sew Love Bugs to support youth mental health awareness and arts education.
The Creativity Shell is a nonprofit organization that teaches classes such as sewing/textile arts, cooking, building and other creative trades to students in their private studios, libraries, schools, ABA therapy centers, the juvenile justice system as well as shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. All of their classes are designed to teach children essential life and practical skills.
The Sew a Little Love Bug Mental Health Awareness Campaign was developed as a way to help the sewing world sew products for a great cause and to help children receive a handmade comfort toy to help those struggling with mental health issues, know that someone out there cares. To participate in the Sew a Little Love Bug campaign, sewers can pick up a love bug pattern at Threaded Lines or download it at www.threadedlines.com.
Each Love Bug Pattern requires 5 fat quarters and Threaded Lines has pre-cut kits specially designed for the Love Bugs that include the fat quarters, buttons and ric-rac.
Download Pattern Here.
Once Love Bugs are finished, they can be dropped off back at Threaded Lines, 18230 FM 1488, Suite 326, Magnolia, TX 77354 from May 1 – 31, 2021.
Other items we are collecting:
Socks (Size infant-adult for boys & girls)
Hair clips/twisty ties, bows, etc.
Blankets/Throws for all ages (newborn-17 years)
Feminine Hygiene (tampons & pads)
Pajama Sets (all ages/boy & girl/all sizes ~newborn-17 years)
Jackets/Sweatshirts/Hoodies (all sizes)
The Love Bugs collected at Threaded Lines will be donated to BEAR – A Resource for CPS Kids.
BEAR is a non-profit organization that provides emergency items as well as various resources to abused and neglected children in the Greater Houston Area. BEAR’s various programs serve children, age newborn–17 years, under the care of Child Protective Services (CPS). Many of the children removed from their homes are removed under emergency conditions; often shoeless, sometimes even clothes-less, and wearing only soiled diapers.
It has been such a difficult year for children all over the world with schools and activities cancelled because of the COVID pandemic. Their mental health has been tested and Love Bugs might just become the only Bug they want to catch. Moda Fabrics, the Creativity Shell and Threaded Lines are hoping to encourage everyone that sews (or wants to learn to sew) across the country to make and donate at least 1 Million Love Bugs during the month of May.
- Jennifer Armentrout