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Softie Sew-In for Wildlife with Erica Bates – Saturday 4th April 9am – 3pm

Workshop Postponed to a future date TBA

Join BADCAP ( Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project) for a free community workshop and learn how to make koala softies to be used as fundraisers for groups supporting Australian wildlife in crisis.


Habitat has been destroyed across the country with countless loss of animal life and injuries. Groups are rallying to plant trees for habitat and to care for and support injured and threatened wildlife .

We’re responding to the call for donations of handmade items featuring our iconic Aussie animals, by making soft toys to be sold by groups to raise funds to keep their good work going.


The softies made on April 4th will be sold to benefit local wildlife care group Scenic Rim Wildlife Rescue INC.

This is a community event for sewers and non-sewers to be involved. 

If you can bring a sewing machine along that would be great, but there will also be hand sewing needed and instruction given for first time sewers too. 

Other jobs needed will include drawing around patterns, choosing fabric combinations, cutting out, pinning, turning softies inside out after being machine sewn, stuffing, and embroidering. Instruction will be provided🌸

Tasks for young and old, every gender and every creative skill level. Children are most welcome under adult supervision😁




🐨 COME FOR AN HOUR or more…. 

or COME FOR THE DAY….every little bit of time you can give will help 🦘

Donations of fabric, stuffing and sewing notions will be most gratefully accepted!

NB: No need to buy new fabrics, let’s make this a sustainable event by using up existing fabrics. Check your own stash or ask family and friends what they may have stashed away in the cupboards.


Possible things to bring along if you have them:  (but don’t worry if you don’t have any on hand as we will have spares you can use )

🌸Sewing machine and extension cord

🦘Scissors to cut fabric

🦇Scissors/clippers to cut threads


🐨Hand sewing needles 


🌟stuffing tools like chopsticks

💓paper if you’d like to copy the pattern to make more at home

🦘Fabrics -Mid weight cotton or similar     in prints or plain. Felt for trim . No need for buying new fabrics ….Check your cupboards for treasure! Doilies and old table linens like tea towels make great vintage look softies and Flannelette sheets make good Joey pouches.

Essential things to bring along:

😁Big smiles 

💦 Water to drink

🥗A plate to share for morning tea/lunch

See you there!!

BOOKINGS– NB: This is a FREE community workshop however bookings via Eventbrite are required for numbers:

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