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Friday, March 7, 2014

a sewing party

Every year in June, a group from our church goes on a mission trip
to Brazil. They teach and do construction...and anything else
the local missionaries ask them to do.
The area they go to is very poor and the people there have very little.
So, every year the ladies of our church make tote bags that are
used to deliver groceries in to the families there.
The women love the bags and are surprised when they are told
that they are a gift for them.
This past Sat, we stated making the fifty bags they need.

There was lots of fabric.

And some pretty fancy sewing machines...

I took my "not so fancy" machine, but the instructions 
for the bag were a little complicated, so I opted to 
do something besides sew! :-)

There were ladies who measured and cut...

 and ladies who ironed (I was one of those!).

Here are the pressed pieces waiting o be sewn.

There were 5 "sew-ers" and they did it in an assembly line...
each person doing one step.

Here is one of the finished bags!

There's another "bag day" planned.
We are hoping to have more helpers next time
so we can finish the job.

From what I understand, these Brazilian are the 
ultimate "recyclers". They re-use and re-use
everything! So, it is a blessing to give a gift they should
 be able to use for a long time.  :-)

Thanks so much for visiting and for all your kind comments.
I am so grateful for all of you!
I hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend!


  1. What a great idea that is. I'd have to be at the ironing board for a project like this! Brazil in June should be interesting with World Cup happening there...

  2. How sweet that you all were using your talents to serve ... and that's an excellent reminder that we don't have to go to a foreign country to reach out to others. ;-)

  3. I love the assembly-line process - it really does make the job go fast! The ironing is an important step and so much more fun for a non-sewer. Have you ever gone on this yearly trip?

  4. Oh, my those are some fancy sewing machines, I have never seen any like those. How nice that you all do that and the bags are great. Bless you all! Hugs

  5. What is the building where y'all sewed? It's beautiful! So glad you got to help.The bags are lovely! Very professional looking. Look forward to the pics and blog of the Tennessee trip.

  6. What fun. They look like very nice bags. There are some very fancy sewing machines. :)


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