I recently came across a Facebook post about a charitable organization out of Maryland called Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases was started by a couple of foster parents who were dismayed to see children toting their worldly possessions in trash bags. Seeing a need, they stepped up and Comfort Cases was born.
What is a Comfort Case?
It’s a backpack filled with a pair of pjs, toiletries, a small stuffed toy and a blanket. No longer do these kids have to tote their belongings in a garbage sack.
I gazed at my fabric stash and thought well, heck, I can sew a straight seam! Full disclosure: I started out with just no-sew fleece blankets that I clipped around the edges, but I do so love the softness of flannel. And so I spent an afternoon cutting out flannel (45×60 is the finished size that fits well in the backpack). Y’all I haven’t even made a dent in the stash, but this is fun. And for a good cause!
Today’s my day off and after lunch with The Diva (I was INVITED, y’all!) I’m back at my machine.