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    Small Bags

    Our guild adopted a safe house for abused women. Sometimes they leave with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their kids. Aside from donations of household items, clothing, etc., we make these little bags to hold shampoo, toothbrush and paste, deo., comb, etc. I think these little bags make it more personal. The bags are 9x11x3 and take about 1 hours to make.
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    Very nice and useful bags. Good of you to make these.
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    Great idea! I am sure they are much appreciated.
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    Beautiful bags.
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    Your bags are wonderful. One of my guilds did a similar thing. We got upholstery samples donated from a local furniture store and used them to make bags for the local women's shelter. They were simple bags, not lined, and we used the upholstery fabric for the straps. We were told that they were very well received.

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    Love the idea. Thanks for helping the ones that need it the most. Hugs and love to you

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    Those bags are nice. I'm sure the ladies appreciate having a bag to use instead of a plastic garbage bag. It would feel more like they were a real person instead of a punching bag!

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    Lovely bags for special people!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Great job and love the bags, sure that they will love it!
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    Those look great. We happen to also have a children's shelter near us. Quite often CPS will bring these young children to this shelter and they have nothing. What a great way to put a smile on their faces if each kiddo got to pick a bag made in a bright kid friendly fabric and find some goodies inside the bag.

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    Nice bags. And they will last.

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    Good idea also. Here in Corpus Christi/ Nueces Co. backpacks are donated for kids that go from one foster home to maybe another and many only were given garbage bags. The backpacks make it so much nicer for them.

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    Beautiful bags for a great cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlanoDebbie View Post
    Those look great. We happen to also have a children's shelter near us. Quite often CPS will bring these young children to this shelter and they have nothing. What a great way to put a smile on their faces if each kiddo got to pick a bag made in a bright kid friendly fabric and find some goodies inside the bag.
    The bags are lovely and a great idea. I also like Debbie's idea for a bag for children - perhaps with a colouring book and some pencils or some such.
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    Those look nice and a thoughtful gift for them. Good for you.
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    This is so dear what you are doing! Could you point us to the instructions? I'd like to know if the straps are made of fabric or that stiffer webbing type material.

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    That was my question, can you share what pattern you used? I will buy it or whatever, not looking for a freeby but it looks easy. Easy is good for me cause I can make them twice as fast.

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    Nice idea...and will be so helpful to the women!

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    I buy nice bags at thrift stores especially duffle and backpacks for the foster kids. These kids usually have nothing, no one thinks to buy the kid a carry all when they have to move. How hard is it to go to a thrift shop or yard sale and give your foster child a little something? Makes me so mad.............
    Got fabric?

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    WoW!! I love your bags. Is there a pattern somewhere??

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    Very nice!!! These bags can be used for a lot of things - even as an everyday purse. I belong to a volunteer group in Fanwood NJ and we make quilts for sick kids and abused women.
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    Your bags are so nice and I am sure greatly appreciated! Way to show love and caring.

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    I wanted to say thank you! I work at a shelter and when we get these kind of gifts with toiletries and the such, the ladies just love them! They feel so special.

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    These bags look a lot like the ones I used to do for baby shower gifts so moms could have a small bag to hold just a couple of diapers and maybe a change of clothes and a bottle for those quick trips or the church nursery where you don't need all the stuff in a big diaper bag.

    They are very quick and easy to do. Just two identical pieces of fabric (one is the lining) and whatever you use for the straps. A pocket is easily added to either inside or outside if you wish.

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    What a great idea!
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