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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  An Albany sewing class is learning more than how to sew a skirt or mend a pair of pants.

They're also learning how to give to others. Carolyn Levy teaches Kids Can Sew classes at Sew-thern Belles & Beau's Sewing Studio. Her young students have stitched together 200 pillows to send to Air Force pilots in Afghanistan.

 At first, students were worried the pillows might not be big enough, but when they learned the airmen have to travel light they really got excited about the project.

"The children have written a note to every single soldier and they've also colored the envelopes too and each pillow will have one of those pinned to it. The notes are precious to read and I think the children really developed a tremendous new feeling toward our troops," said Carolyn Levy, Sew-Thern Belles & Beau's Sewing Studio.

PJ's Decorative Fabrics donated the material and Suzie's Pillows on North Washington donated 20 pounds of stuffing. The group wants to continue doing a community project every quarter. Next, they plan to make blankets for pre-mature babies at Phoebe Putney and bags for walkers at nursing homes.

For more information about he Kids Can Sew Program or for adult classes at Sew-Thern Belle's & Beau's you can call (229)869-6775 or email at cclalbany@hotmail.com

 

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