Bags for Kids

Two years ago, Nicole Bailey,a Minnetonka senior, approached us about helping her with a project. It seems that when children in Carver County were taken from their homes by law enforcement they were given a garbage bag for their possessions. Nicole wanted to make drawstring bags that could be given to the children instead. We(you) helped out three years ago and we have been contacted by Carver County because their supply is almost gone.

We would like to help them out again and of course, we could use some help. We have fabric, notions and a pattern. If you could help by sewing or cutting or both, we’d love to see you at Southtown Hancock on any of the next three Mondays (March 17, 24, 31 from 10 am-8 pm). You can pick up fabric or a kit or stay and help cut and sew. We will have machines for you to use so you can just stop by or bring your favorite sewing tools with you. We’ll just have fun and do some good at the same time. Please send an email or call to let us know you are coming.

Here’s a link to the original story.

Here are the instructions in case you just want to make them at home and drop them off at Southtown Hancock. The bag should end up being about 24″ x 30″ with a drawstring top and pocket on the outside and made from a medium weight to home dec fabric.

BAGS FOR KIDS Instuctions rev1-122810

  1. I plan to stop by around 4:30 today, I can’t stay but I will pickup a couple kits. Maybe next week or the week after I will be able to stay.