Monday, January 16, 2012

Go bags

This past Christmas the theme for BOTH sides of the family was provident living/preparedness. The year before both themes were "homemade Christmas." I don't know how we get on the same page like that. Anyway, we got Heather and Jeff gift certificates and sewing supplies. But for my sister and her family, I made some "go bags." They are supposed to be filled with supplies and important documents, etc. that you can just grab and take with you quickly in case of an emergency. I made one for each member of the Wrenn family... but there is another boy on the way, so I'm going to have to get busy with another bag!

I chose bright colors and sturdy fabrics. I followed a tutorial I found online here.
These were incredibly fun to make. It was a satisfying project. I usually hate installing zippers, but this was actually kind of fun. I have left over fabric... I totally want to make more for us.

6 comments:

Lynette Mills said...

They turned out super cute Jamie

T-Ray said...

Those are super awesome Jamie! I love the colors. You are so talented. They look store bought. PS that is super weird that the Mills and Hixons are on the same page for the past 2 years.

Lori said...

Thanks so much Jamie! We all LOVE them and are working on filling them up :) I have been admiring your handy work, you did SUCH an awesome job! William chose the blue bag and carries it around everyday, always asking "where is my blue bag?!"

Kristy said...

These look way professional. I am impressed.

Lebec E Girl said...

Your bags look expertly done! I am going to try and make some of these myself. Thank you for sharing.

jamie hixon said...

Thanks so much! They really are fast and easy.