Sewing For Native Nations
Sewing for Native Nations is a group of diverse people from around the world, sewing to preserve a Culture for generations to come. The amazing group of men and women who are part of Sewing For Native Nations are working diligently to sew mask after mask that we donate to the FIRST NATIONS of this country. Although the need is great, the heart of humanity is greater and we will conquer this. We are doing this, and we are doing it together: one mask at a time.
what are we crafting?
Quantity Still Needed
We are working with Sewing For Native Nations to assist in their on going needs for pandemic relief for frontline workers. As they continue to sew masks, Crafting Change has agreed to help with their need for 5,000 scrub caps. We encourage our volunteers working on this project to join their Facebook group.
Since you don't know who the end user of your caps will be, it is ideal if both your cap and your fabric are unisex. Our favorite unisex pattern is the Unisex Scrub Cap Pattern by Tiffany Herbert. This tried and tested pattern has been used by nurses and doctors of all genders throughout the pandemic. It fits just about any head, any gender and holds large quantities of hair from short to medium/long. So your caps will truly be unisex, we encourage you to use gender neutral fabrics as much as possible.
Medical Personnel will be all genders and from past experience dealing with medical facilities during the pandemic, SUPERHERO and MEDICAL THEMED fabric is very popular.
Sewing Techniques -
PDF Patterns- Please ensure your pattern has printed the correct size. Many .pdf patterns have a square you can check to see if it is 1 inch in size after you have printed it. Check it.
Please ensure you make your caps using proper sewing techniques: all exposed seams must be properly finished with either a serger, a zigzag or a finishing seam of some sort. Please do not do a french seam unless you have a tremendous amount of experience modifying a pattern to add the extra allowance you need to do that. We have received many caps way to small because this was done.
Check out this great video for seam finishing technique ideas: How To Serge Without A Serger
Please do not add any embellishments like Rick-Rack to the top of these caps, scrub caps are a medical device, not a costume. No embellishments of any kind should be added.
Please use only high quality 100% Cotton Woven Quilters Weight fabric or a high quality cotton/poly blend. Occasionally we have had special requests for flannel. This is not one of those occasions. The key part of THIS request is that the caps be absorbent for sweat. Please do not use fabric with metallic elements or glitter.
Please follow the guidelines on this document provided by Sewing For Native Nations on cultural sensitivity on designs to avoid.
If in doubt, ASK. Come to a Zoom Room and ask for advice or help or email Tiffany at firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
The favorite pattern is the Unisex Scrub Cap pattern as it can hold a tremendous amount of hair due to the pleat in the back. It fits all genders and sizes of people and those with no hair and those with a lot hair. It can be made single layer or reversible (double layer).
Do you want a 3D Template for this pattern? Get one here.
There are two options for this request when you have COMPLETED sewing your scrub caps.
1. Sewing For Native Nations does not publish the addresses for the locations in need of caps. When you are done sewing your scrub caps, request an address from them using this form: Form #2 Address Request From SFNN After you ship to the address provided to you, fill out this form: Form #3 Shipping Verification
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED SCRUB CAPS YOU MAY SHIP THEM TO CCHQ
Crafting Change HQ
PO BOX 41631
Eugene, OR 97404
Crafting Change HQ
255 River Avenue #41631
Eugene, OR 97404
If your box will cost you more than $20 to ship, CCHQ is partnered with Give Back Box to get you a $20 UPS label from Give Back Box and ship up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to CCHQ here.
Due to a computer glitch, they send out the same label with the same tracking number to every person and you can't use it. After you receive your label, please immediately email Monika at email@example.com and ask for a "fresh" label with an unused tracking number. You will get a new label in 1-2 days. This is the label you should use.