Thanks to the work of seven makers, who are also KCC congregants, the children will have 40 worship totes beginning on Easter Sunday. In each tote the child will find children’s bulletins, crayons, items for busy hands and more. This was a labor of love for the makers who learned more about each other as they exchanged patterns and videos.
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- Jennifer Thomas created the first working pattern for the group. She chose a colorful, light-weight dinosaur-themed fabric that was decorated with dinosaur names and images.
- Krisztina Hagey chose a fabric that was conveniently located in her home. She upcycled her son’s old sports-themed blanket and turned it into five soft totes.
- Molly Gee chose two geometric patterns for her totes. It is no surprise that this gardener and lover of nature managed to find fabrics that included birds and tiny bears.
- Danielle Yee sewed totes from her first tote bag sewing project. She included many fabrics, including a soft flannel palm fabric and a butterfly fabric that reminded her of Kimi.
- Terri Ewald used Danielle’s tote bag pattern. Made from her home in the Central Valley, Terri chose colorful fabrics–including vehicles, animals and people–that her grandchildren have outgrown.
- Rachel Coughlin created her own pattern with sturdy handles. She even sewed delightful cartoon cat images on each side of her totes.
- Carol Hill, like Rachel, sewed sturdy bags with strong handles. Each of her totes includes a large, whimsical map of an international city.