Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beanie invasion!

This week the Citrus Wedges have been put on hold. There is emerald green thread in my sewing machine instead. I am sewing 50 beanies as a fundraiser for our local Habitat for Humanity who supplies the local university with these Beanies for incoming freshman in the fall. This is a long tradition in the university and when the company who formerly made these beanies was no longer able to provide them, volunteers from Habitat stepped in and have been making them ever since. This is my 3rd year to help but this time instead of sewing "parties" individuals take packets home to work on independently. It's going to take a while to sew all the bindings on. That is what I have left after a week of working on them (in the evenings). So far I have finished only 4 but all the others are together, just need the binding - the tedious part. My first ones are OK, but I am looking forward to improving my technique by the time I finish about 10 more :)


Dolly said...

Yep, I remember doing this two years ago.......WOW, I can't believe it's been that long !

Have'll be back to your wedges in no time !

Anonymous said...


My name is Nic, and I belong to a fraternity in Minnesota that is trying to bring back some of the traditions of early Greek Life. One of the things that I am trying to incorporate is the tradition of beanies (such as the ones you have made) back into the pledge process. I think that these are great and was wondering if you know where I could either find a stencil for them somewhere, or anywhere that would sell such items? If the others in the fraternity are in on the idea would you have any interest in making some for us if we paid you? If you have any interest feel free to email me at

Thanks for your time,


Wanda said...

Thanks for your note Nic. It is a fun tradition! I sent you an e-mail to discuss your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,

My name's Dave, and I too am very interested in creating this type of beanie. (i'm an advisor at a local university and I think these might be a fun addition). Is there a pattern that you use for putting those together? I'm just looking for any information I can get on how to make those beanies...I think they're great! My email is Thanks!