Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness DIY Wristlet Tutorial

     October is the official month for breast cancer awareness.  This is very near and dear to me since I've lost my own mother to this disease when I was only 16 years old.  Less than a year after being diagnosed she passed away. It was the greatest tragedy in my and my brother and sisters lives that we still struggle with to this day! 
     Early detection is so important, not just for cancer but for any illness.  You don't have to spend a ton of money on Breast Cancer Awareness merchandise, as only very small percentages go to the programs.  You can support the cause through many events such as the Race for the Cure, etc.  You can even donate directly to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Best of all,  you can get regular mammagrams, do self breast exams, hold those you love near and dear, stay educated on your health, and help educate others.  

In Loving Memory of my mom Kathleen

      Here's a fun project I did last year, a Breast Cancer themed wristlet/zipper pouch.  I am bringing it out of the vault because it's one of my favorite first projects.  It's a cute little project that you can do with any fabric just for the novice seamstress like myself :)  I hope you enjoy!


  1. I am so sorry to hear that about your mother! She was a beautiful woman! I always try to save my yoplait yogurt lids and send them in.


    1. Thank you! That's wonderful, every little bit helps!

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  3. So sorry about your mom...I could not imagine ever losing my mom, especially that young! I am so close with mine. My bestie who owns a salon is having a breast cancer benefit that honors his aunt who passed last year. I am going to help him this weekend with it and we will donate the proceeds to Gilda's Club, a local organization that helps women with breast cancer and their families. That is a cute little wristlet :)

  4. I just came across your blog and I think its great! So sorry to hear about your mom...she was beautiful! Will definitely be buying something where proceeds go to breast cancer awareness.

    Hope you will follow my blog :)