Sewing Guidelines & Instructions

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General notes:

Pre-washing the fabric is suggested. Use 5/8” seams. Sergers may be used.

DURABILITY is a must for these dresses. The washing conditions are primitive and the soap used for washing is likely to be quite harsh. Your dress may be the only dress this girl ever receives and most likely there will be no method to make any repairs to the dress so it must be made well to last as long as possible. Please reinforce (backstitch) underarm seams, finish all edges, securely attach Velcro, reinforce pocket top- stitching, etc.

Thank you for Sewing for Hope!

Please mail dresses to:
Sewing for Hope/Tumaini Fund USA
c/o Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church
553 Galleon Dr.
Naples, FL 34102

If you would like verification that your dresses were received, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope or an email address. Thank you!

Sewing for Hope/Tumaini Fund Contact:

Lis Wilson, Sewing for Hope Director