Sew Items

Sewn items can be donated at our office at 2557 106th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322. Please contact us if you have another sewing project in mind that you would like to make. We've had groups make tassel tied fleece blankets, patterned boys and girls clothing, blankets and more. Please confirm with our office we are in need of whatever item you wish to ensure we can properly use your sewing project.



Pillow Case Dresses

These dresses are an easy half day project that the kids love.

Download Pattern Here


Rag Dolls

The girls love the dolls and if you ever get a chance to come to Africa, you will surely see them wrap them to their backs just like the African women carry their babies.

Download Pattern Here


Eyeglass Cases

At our eye clinics we screen both adults and children and dispense glasses as needed. We also give them a case and cleaning cloth to care for their new free lenses.

Download Pattern Here

Cleaning cloths are simple 5″x5″ cut cotton cloths


Washable Menstrual Kits

Women and young ladies in South Africa often miss work and school during their monthly menstrual cycle. These washable garments, liners, and bags give them freedom and dignity to continue living their lives as normal.

Volunteers who are interested in sewing for Days for Girls (for Blessman International), can contact Paula Blessman at She would be glad to help you join/visit a local group/team and get you in touch with Kay Hertz or Joan Mollenhauer for a bit of coaching/mentoring.

Learn more at The patterns are designed by them.

Download Drawstring Bag Pattern & Instructions Here

Download Shield Pattern Here

Download Shield Instructions Here

Download Liner Instructions Here