Thursday, February 21, 2013

Smiley Bags for Enchanted Makeovers

"Enchanted Makeovers" is a nonprofit organization that does "makeovers" on homeless shelters for women and children.  They make the rooms of run down shelters beautiful with painted murals and handmade and vintage items.  Their mission is "to transform shelters for women and children into an environment that inspires psychological and behavioral change."  The work they do is truly beautiful.  

When I found out about them I wanted to do something to help.  I saw on their Facebook page that they needed people to sew curtains for their latest project - the Detroit Rescue Mission Genesis House.  So I volunteered to make curtains.  I then got an e-mail saying that the curtains had been taken care of, but would I be interested in creating some drawstring bags to give the children in the shelter to keep their things in?  Would I!  Bags are what I do!  So I happily committed to making 20 drawstring bags with smiley faces on the front.  Here's the result:
They are made of brightly colored canvas with felt faces on the front.  Each is lined with a different cotton print.  The lining forms a casing at the top, and each face has a tongue that matches the lining.  Aren't they so cute?

I had so much fun making them.  I hope the children enjoy them as much as I did!

Please visit Enchanted Makeovers' website at to see the wonderful work they do.  And while you're there, consider what you might be able to do to contribute, too!


  1. Very cute. Nice work. May the children be blessed!

  2. I love these bags ! adorable! do you have any in your shop like that?

    1. Not yet, but I'm planning on it soon!