Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - Drawstring Bags

I love the drawstring bag tutorial by Jeni @ In Color Order.

A fellow Girl Guide leader has been awarded one of the Royal Bank of Canada's Make 150 Count grants to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.  It is a service-based grant to inspire youth to make a change.  Guider K's project is related to poverty and will be creating 50 Birthday Bags.  The bags will contain everything to throw a birthday party -- children should be able to celebrate a birthday despite their family's financial circumstances.

I decided to help out and make some bags to hold all the birthday items (cake mix, can of frosting, birthday candles, balloons, birthday hats, streamers, and a birthday card).  A few of my guild mates have offered to make some bags as well.  So I dug through the larger pieces in my scrap bag -- here are two of the five bags I've made so far.


I need to step up my sewing production this weekend.  I'm not sure I'll be able to make 50 bags before the end of February, but I'm going to try my best.



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9 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a beautiful idea and I can only imagine the joy this will bring to someone. Thank you so much for making bags for the cause.

Nicky said...

You Canadian quilters are prolific! Quilts and bags! What a great way to commemorate a special birthday! Thanks for linking up with #scraptastictuesday

Stitchin At Home said...

Love this idea! Happy sewing.

KaHolly said...

Such a kind gesture and a grand idea! XO

Tish Stemple said...

I'm pretty sure if you pull off 50 bags by the end of the month you deserve a medal. What a great way to help Canada celebrate its birthday than by helping children celebrate theirs. Warms my heart.

Tish Stemple said...

PS. If anyone can do it, it will be you, Anja :)

Preeti Harris said...

That is so sweet and the bags are lovely. I think you have been plenty productive.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to spend the grant. The bags are adorable and I'm sure will be much appreciated.

Sarah@123quilt said...

This is such a wonderful project. I'll be cheering you on as you make more bags. You can do it!