Skid Row   Collaboration 

 

Crafting Change is teaming up with partners Every Day Action and Feed Skid, a local community action organization that comes together every Tuesday to feed those living in the area,  to help provide warm winter clothing items to unsheltered persons living on Skid Row this winter. 

Crafting Change Founders Kent & Tiffany Herbert will be returning to Skid Row on December 14th and January 4th to join our partners for evenings of distributing food, hygiene kits and warm clothing items and blankets. We'd love to have your help in filling bins with items to distribute to these folks! 

 what are we crafting? 

Item Requested
Craft Type
Quantity Requested
Quantity Still Needed
Gloves/Mittens
Sew/Knit/Crochet
25
25
Cowls/Scarves/Scoodies
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
50
Warm Winter Hats
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
33
Earwarmers
Sew/Knit/Crochet
50
50

 project must-knows 

We will be collecting ANY warm winter items either sewn, knit, crocheted or manufactured/purchased. We will distribute these on December 14th and January 4th. 

Items can be sent to our Post Office Box by December 5th for the December event or by December 20th for the January event. to ensure they arrive in time to be taken with us to Los Angeles for this event.  If purchasing items from Amazon or another vendor, please check the shipping information at the bottom of this page for all addresses you can use! (And don't forget about our partnership with Give Back Box for $15 shipping labels!)

We are focusing on warm winter clothing we can easily make like ear warming headbands, hats, gloves/mittens and scarves/cowls. We also need Blankets. Gently used blankets in good condition are accepted and this is a great use for the Give Back Box to have cheap shipping! 

We are also collecting the following hygiene items: first aid products/kits and feminine hygiene products. 

Volunteers in the LA area wanting to join us for this distribution please email Tiffany@craftingchange.org 

 
 

  warm winter - sewn necks and ears  

 
Sew

Tips & Tricks for Working with Fleece

Watch this if you are new to working with fleece or looking for great tips or tricks to make it easier!

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Fleece Headband with Front Knot

Easy fleece headband with cute knot up front!

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Fleece Neck Gaiter (not a mask)

A cozy neck warming tube for any charity requesting a scarf or neck warming device!

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Ear Warmer with Contrasting Binding

Modification of original pattern to add this cute contrasting binding and hidden back seam!

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Fleece Ear Warmer

Super simple Ear Warmer, link includes a You Tube video as well as tutorial.

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Fleece Ear Warmer Headband

Simple fleece ear warmer headband modified from original pattern to hide the back seam to make it more comfortable for the wearer!

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Fleece Ear Warmer with Bow Styling

Super easy headband with a bow detail

  warm winter - sewn mittens  

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Project Overview Sheet & Pattern Fingerless Gloves

The project overview sheet includes tips and tricks as well as the links to the pattern for the fleece fingerless gloves!

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Fleece Mittens with Lining Pattern & Video

Easy lined mittens in 3 sizes child to adult. Written Instructions and link for video tutorial.

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Fleece Mitten Pattern

Tutorial (link to download FREE pattern on this page). Super easy to follow tutorial! SIngle layer adult.

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Easy Fleece Mittens by Charmed by Ashley

Super easy single layer fleece mitten pattern in adult sizes

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Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

Quick Sew Video Tutorial For Fleece Fingerless Gloves

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Warm Winter Zoom Room Fleece Hats & Mittens

Unedited video of Zoom Room Class with Kathy Lawrence on sewing fleece hats & mittens!

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Easy Fleece Mittens by Charmed by Ashley Video

Easy single layer Adult fleece mittens video tutorial

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Easy Fleece Mittens for Kids

Multiple sizes, single layer. Pattern Templates can be downloaded in this link!

  warm winter - sewn hats  

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Tips & Tricks for Working with Fleece

A great place to start if you are new or newer to working with fleece or just looking for expert advice on how to handle this fabric.

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Fleece Hat with Pom Pom

Easy pattern for fleece hat with cute pom pom on top

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Easy Fleece Hat Pattern & Video

A super simple hat in multiple sizes

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No Pattern Fleece Hat Video

Easy video tutorial No Pattern!

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Warm Winter Wear Zoom Room Video

Video Recording of Zoom Room Class by Kathy Lawrence on multiple patterns!

   warm winter items ~ crochet  

 
Crochet

Crafting Change Wristers

Wristers by Melanie Shovelski

Crochet

Ear Warmers 3 Ways

Crochet Pattern by Melanie Shovelski finishes a basic ear warmer 3 ways

Crochet

How To Crochet A Hat - Beginners

Beginner left/right handed video tutorial

Crochet

Super Simple Fingerless Mitts

Skills needed: US double crochet, crocheting in the round, chain, slip stich

Crochet

Caron Beginner Beanie

Basic Beginner Beanie

Crochet

Easy Crochet Hat

Easiest crochet hat from a rectangle

Crochet

Super SImple Fingerless Glove

Super Simple fingerless glove

Crochet

Caron Slouchy Beanie

Basic slouchy beanie

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Our recommended and tested yarns for our partner projects

  warm winter items ~ knit  

 
Knit

Fast & Easy Fingerless Mitts

This easy peasy pattern will yield a lovely pair of fingerless mitts in very little time.

Knit

Nice & Knit Beanie

Stylish, easy beanie

Knit

Simple Textured Mitts (2 Ways)

Versatile unisex mittens in a variety of sizes

Knit

Sheepy Time Swirl Hat

EASY pattern!

Knit

Basic Plain Gloves

simple, easy glove pattern for anyone

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarns

Approved Master Yarn List for all fiber arts projects

Knit

How I Knit The CC Beanie

Great version of the classic CC beanie

Knit

Cozy Thermal Mitts

Textured mitts with an easy to follow pattern

 shipping guidelines 

You will be shipping items to Crafting Change Headquarters in Oregon and we will be delivering to Los Angeles in December. You have several shipping options, please read carefully.

For regular USPS mail: 

Crafting Change HQ

PO BOX 41631

Eugene, OR 97404

For FedEX/UPS

Crafting Change HQ

255 River Avenue, Box 41631

Eugene, OR 97404

We are partnered with Give Back Box to offer discounted shipping labels for items coming to our HQ! You can ship a box up to 50 pounds and 108" in girth to us for $15.  If your box is going to cost you more than $15 to ship, please use this link to get our discounted label! 

https://givebackbox.shop/products/crafting-change-shipping-label