The Great American Stitch Chain!

The Creativity Shell is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that teaches sewing/textile arts programs at Houston Public Libraries, public schools and shelters that rescue children from human trafficking. The organization provides the sewing machines, fabrics, supplies and certified sewing/textile arts instructors to teach kids.

By making a Stitch Chain, students will have the opportunity to create a public textile art project that will allow them to unite and accomplish a common goal with other children in their cities and states. By linking the Chains together, the Creativity Shell hopes to display the message to our children that they are all connected in many different ways.

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Creating a Stitch Chain can be completed in as little as 4 easy steps!

  1. Take a 2×10” fabric strip and sew all around.
  2. Add some trims and buttons or any other trinkets you have found.
  3. Sew a button at one end, and a buttonhole at the other.
  4. Link your Stitch Chain with a friend, your family, foe or neighbor!

Purchase Supply Kit: Stitch Chain supply kits can be purchased on line by clicking here.

If you would like to use materials from home, you will need the following supplies:


¼ – Wool Felt – Cut 2” x 10”

Embroidery Needle

Embroidery Thread

Decorative Buttons

Decorative Trims

* Measure your button to create your button hole.*

If you would like to Donate to the Stitch Chain Project, please click here! All donations will be used to purchase fabrics and supplies to add students in need to the Great American Stitch Chain!

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