This group is very flexible! Come when you can, even if unable to make every meeting.
We appreciate the time your schedule allows you to share!

Meeting Schedules

  • Dates: 3rd Sunday of the month September-May (no meeting in December or summer)
  • Time: Noon-5:00 pm (come all afternoon or stay as long as your schedule allows)
  • Place: FUMC Wesley Hall, Room 203

I do not sew or have a sewing machine. Is there work for me to do?
Yes! Please join us for fellowship, as there are many non-sewing jobs and handwork that anyone can do. God wants to use you in special ways!

Sewing items to bring to the meeting:
Sewing Machine
Serger
Needles and Thread
Pins/Pincushion
Measuring Tape
Scissors
Snack to share

What is Sew & Grow for Missions?
Sew & Grow for Missions is a sewing ministry comprised of faithful volunteers who make t-shirt dresses and shorts to be given to needy children locally, in other parts of the U. S., and abroad.

How did Sew & Grow for Missions begin?
In June 2011, while traveling together on a mission trip to Quito, Ecuador, Mary Ashley & Georgianna discovered they shared a vision for re-energizing the sewing talent within our church to clothe children in need. Both shared the love of sewing, and as mothers and grandmothers they wanted to see other children have the joy of wearing something new, sewn with love, and designed especially for them. While working with the Ecuadoran children, the need for clothing was apparent. Providing new dresses and shorts to needy children not only meets the immediate need for clothing, but also produces feelings of self-esteem and confidence in each child in knowing they are loved and that others care for them. The project was presented to the FUMC Missions Committee and the proposal was approved wholeheartedly.

How are garments made?
Skirts are sewn on purchased T-shirts which are decorated with buttons and ribbon at a cost of $4.00 or less per dress. Boy’s shorts construction cost is less than $2.00 a pair.

How many children have been served?
From 2011-2015 Sew & Grow for Missions has made an estimated 600 garments that have been distributed through local social service organizations and by FUMC Local and Foreign Mission Teams.

How can I volunteer?
Match fabric to T-shirts & cut out dress skirts
Cut out shorts
Machine ruffle or surge/gather dress skirts
Hand sew buttons on
Pull elastic through shorts casings
Match/coordinate embellishments for completed dresses
Donate 100% cotton brightly colored print fabric for use in dress construction

I can’t come to the meetings. Is there work I can do at home?
Yes! We will provide details.

For more information contact Mary Ashley at 334-215-8870
or Georgianna Wigginton at 334-288-7977.