Piper's Project 

Read About our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

   this is how it works  

 
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The state of Kansas has about 6,000 children in foster care. The goal of Piper's Project is to raise awareness for the needs of children in foster care, and to provide them with personal items. Piper's Project makes and distributes blankets and first night backpacks to children in foster care. Together with her Grandmother, they run this mutual aid organization in rural Kansas that serves a wide area and has been taking care of children for years. Piper has won many awards for her community service. They rely on their wider community for support and due the exceptional response of her program, they seek help from the wider community for support. 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Pillowcases
Sew
500
182
Soap Sacks
Knit/Crochet
500
0

 project must-knows 

Please read our Project Overview Sheet for Piper's Project before you begin crafting. It contains details for every project and helpful links. 

 

 

1) Warm Winter Hats for 3 age groups

NEED MET!!!!!! They will begin collecting again SEPTEMBER!

Small(4-6) Medium (8-12) Large (12+)

  • Hats sewn from fleece can be 1 or 2 layers.

  • Hats made on Addi knitting machines need to be 2 layers or one layer with a finished brim, (single layer with rolled brims are not accepted.)

  • We have a strong preference for knit and crochet hats with ribbing that offer stretch to fit many sizes of heads. These hats offer good coverage and warmth in addition to flexibility in sizing over some of their “in the round” counterparts. We have two of our favorite patterns listed below in the pattern section and encourage you to consider working with these 2 quick and easy patterns! Please use a pattern, any pattern, to make your hats. Free form hats are discouraged. 

  • Please stay away from “craft” yarns and use high quality yarns that are washable. 

  • When buying fleece, please choose medium weight/anti-pill fleece. 

  • Any colors of yarn/fabric are acceptable including variegated yarns and patterned fabric.

2) Burrito Pillow Case- These are for all ages 2-18. All pillows are all the standard size pillow no matter the age you are making for.  It is appreciated if fun fabrics are used, and kids love licensed prints like Marvel, Comic Book characters like Batman and Superman, Harry Potter, Disney.  Fabrics to avoid: our usual caveats: no drugs, alcohol, weapons or religion, no holiday prints...New Restrictions: Nothing with the words mommy, daddy or family on them. Ensure you read our project overview sheet for details about crafting this particular item for this particular charity before you begin sewing. 

2) Soap Sacks - We are collecting knit and crochet soap sacks for them to distribute.

 
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 suggested patterns 

 

 burrito pillowcases 

 
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Piper's Project Overview Sheet

This overview sheet is the place to start before you begin crafting for any of our partner charities.

Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

Sew

Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

 soap sacks ~ knit and crochet  

 
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Ukraine Soap Sack Tag

The special tag for soap sacks going to Ukraine!

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Recommended & Tested Yarn List for all crafting change partner projects

Crochet

Splish Splash Soap Sack

This mermaid themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski is easy and fun!

Knit/Crochet

Soap Sack Resources

Resources from S.A.C.K. including many crochet and knit patterns.

Knit

Knit Soap Sacks

A folder full of different knit soap sack patterns

Crochet

Major Stitches Soap Sack

Lovely military themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski

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Soap Sack Tags

A link to S.A.C.K. website for their tags to attach to your Soap Sacks!

Crochet

Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Crochet a soap sack with Melanie Shovelski

Crochet

Granny Square Soap Sack

Granny Square Pattern designed by Melanie Shovelski

 shipping guidelines 

Piper's Project is happy to accept your donations whenever you are able to send them. 

Ship To:

Piper’s Project

40587 Jingo Rd

Lacygne, Kansas 

66040