Chemotherapy Doll Sewing Pattern - Cuties for a Cure

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern

I have just released my Cuties for a Cure, an Easy Chemotherapy Doll Sewing Pattern. I designed Cuties for a Cure dolls to bring comfort, strength and support to children and adults battling with hair loss due to cancer treatments.

Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern Breast Cancer Doll

This pattern allows you to make both cool boys and cute girls and comes with lots of fun accessories for you and your children to play with. You’ll be able to make 2 different removable Wigs (for boys & girls), 2 removable Hats (a Ball cap and a Sun hat), a sweet Flower Headband and a Head Scarf Bandanna.

Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern Chemotherapy Doll

$2 of every pattern sale will be donated to the following Cancer Research Charities around the World:

Cancer Council Australia (AU)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation (USA)
Cancer Research Institute (USA)
Cancer Research UK (UK)

Cuties for a Cure

My Story

Cancer has touched my life as it has many other. I was pregnant with my son when cancer came into my world. After 2 years of treatment & constant fear I am happy to say I am all clear now, and I have a healthy little 2 ½ year old boy.

As an adult dealing with this disease myself, knowing it can reemerge at any time, I cannot imagine the fear a child must feel and so this pattern is especially close to my heart. If a #CutiesforaCure doll can bring a smile to a child’s or adult’s face when they are dealing with so much, I will be happy :)


Cuties for a Cure Sewing Pattern Charity Donation List

AU – Cancer Council Australia – Strives to minimise the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support. http://www.cancer.org.au/

US – Breast Cancer Research Foundation - Achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. http://www.bcrfcure.org/

US – Cancer Research Institute – Awards research grants and fellowships to support scientists at leading research universities and clinics *around the world*. http://www.cancerresearch.org/

UK - Cancer Research UK - Working on pioneering life-saving research, to make groundbreaking achievements and real progress in preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/


Can you Sew? These are easy! How you can help……
  • You may sell dolls made from this pattern, I encourage you to donate a portion of your sales to a Cancer Research charity of your choice
  • Donate your finished dolls to children’s hospitals and cancer wards
  • Auction your dolls at Charity Fundraisers
  • And of course … Give to a child or adult to offer support, comfort and love 


 Happy Sewing from Sarah

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Guatemala - NEW Active Doll Drive 2014!

Monday, March 24, 2014


After the success of last years Dolly Donation Drive, the lovely Patricia Buckert has set up a NEW 2014 Dolly Donations Drive for Children in need in Guatemala. HOORAY!!!!  We are so pleased!  

Thanks to all of you for sending in dolls from all over the world 700 dolls were collected last year and hand delivered to the children!!!!!  Read more here.

Don't forget we have a Free Mini Doll pattern now!  You'll be able to whip them up in a flash! 

Patricia will be working with Mayan Families to get the dollies into the hands of the children.



"Mayan Families is a small non-profit organization operating in the Highlands of Guatemala.
Based in Panajachel, we operate a variety of programs to support and empower the Maya people of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding areas."


They also have an orphanage care program that helps Children who have lost their family's or are living alone with a disabled older relative.

"We try to support families that are caring for orphans in order to keep them out of the orphanages, where they are often separated from their siblings. "



Maria Isabel and Miguel Andres mother suddenly felt very sick. 15 days later, she died of leukemia. The children have never known their fathers .....

So many sad sad stories ... but a little dolly could help cuddle some of the pain away ....


Goal: 500 dolls  

Start Date: Today!!
Boys and Girls dollies, in Light to Dark skin tones Please :)

End Date:  September 30th 2014




If you'd like to help make a difference in a Guatemalan child's life please
Send your dolls to: 

 Patti Ann's Teddy Bears & Dollies,
 % Patricia Buckert, P.O. Box 631,
Oshtemo, MI 49077
USA



Hugs and Happy Sewing Everyone!


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74 Dolls for Children in Zambia - Zoe's Hope Charity

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Jodi (Australia), her Mum and Sister all got together and stitched up 74 amazing dolls to send to Zambia this month.



 Jodie has donated them to Zoe's Hope Zambia. In Zambia Zoe's Hope plans to build a transition home for children at-risk with a focus on premature babies, defiles & or pregnant teenagers.


I really love what Zoe’s Hope is doing  and am so happy to have found their website!  

Thanks Jodi for your big heart and wonderful family!   You ladies are an inspiration! 


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40 dolls for the Children of Haiti!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Wow Fran has been busy! She's made 40 dolls and sent them in to our Haiti Dolly Donations Doll Drive!  The lovely Monica sent me these fabulous photos of Fran's amazing dolls ....

The girls have necklaces, ribbons, sparkly shoes and lace, every little girls dream!


And let's not forget the boys!!!  Look at the fab sneakers and cool shorts they are wearing!  Fun fun FUN!



These 40 will be hand delivered this month but the rest  be shipped out in April/May.  And we are close to the 600 doll goal!!  That means ever child will get their very own dolly! So let's keep sending them in!




Hugs and Happy Sewing! xxx

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Hundreds and hundreds of dolls for children in Haiti!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


It was wonderful to here from Monica again regarding the Doll Drive to Haiti, not only have they collected 100 dolls but these 8 little beauties were made by two teenagers!  Hooray!

"They were made with love by Megan (16) & Shannon (13) from Pennsylvania. Their mother encouraged them to sew for charity this summer, & this is what they created--very cute." Monica 

I think it's ever so important to teach our children to sew.  We only had 2 years of it at school when I was a child ..  and now they rarely teach it at all in school.

Congrats Megan & Shannon!  They are beautiful!


And then Monica told me .... something amazing happened!

Rebecca (USA) who knew about Dolly Donations saw 2 large boxes of dolls at an Estate auction. (The owners had been Missionaries in Africa for decades.)



And she sent all 363 handmade dolls to the Haiti Doll Drive!!!  

You are an absolute star Rebecca!!  

You can click on the photo to make it larger ... and you'll see all the detail, the clothes and sweet faces, clearly a lot of care, effort and love had gone into making them ..... These beautiful handmade dollies could have so easily have gone to waist in our throw away society!  I am so pleased and grateful that you found them and thought of us!!!

They will now be loved for years to come, the special companion to a little one in need in Haiti.

So the grand total so far is ..... 463 dolls! Hooray!!

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