Local sewing studio helps "Sew with a Purpose" for kids this Halloween


The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a division of Family Youth in Lake Charles, teamed up with Niche Fabric Studio for their “Sewing with a Purpose” project to provide costumes to kids in need this Halloween.
“Sewing with a Purpose” is an initiative of Niche Fabric Studio, located on Common St. across from the McNeese State University baseball field. Local seamstresses and sewing groups can donate homemade boy or girl capes for “Capes for CASA.” The capes will then be given to local kids in need who may not be able to afford their own costumes this Fall. 

“These children need to feel normal, just like everybody else,” said Niche Fabric Studio owner Melissa Hill. “To be able to go and trick-or-treat or do Fall festivals at their churches. Just by putting on a cape and getting to go with other kids and do normal activities that they do, we wanted to be able to give them that opportunity.”

Hill says the capes can be made in all sizes. Other homemade accessories like masks, cuffs, and crowns can also be donated.

“It’s just a fun way to be able to let kids be kids,” said Hill. “To let them put on a cape and run around with other kids and get some candy. It is simple, it’s a cape, but it can be so much for than that for a child.”

All donations must be turned in by Friday, October 24. Donations may be dropped off at Niche Fabric Studio, located on 4700 Common St. in Lake Charles. Hill says supplies, a pattern and free studio time is available to anyone who wishes to help out and needs a place to work. 

For more information contact Niche Fabric Studio at 337-477-3810 or [email protected]

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