I was asked by some ladies at my church to help teach a class doing a service project, in the way of a craft. It was for 12 -13 yr old girls and their moms. I was stumped as to what I could teach and then the horrifying earthquake struck in Haiti, and this is what I conjured up.
You may be like..."what the heck is that". Well, it is a wash bag that is AMAZING to use. It has a bar of soap inside. You suds it up, use it to wash your body, rinse it and hang it to dry until the next day. It was very simple to sew up and the drawstring is made out of ribbon that is simply tied until you need to replace the bar of soap.
They are made from washcloths, discounted ribbon, and obviously a bar of soap.
Once the bags were made and the ribbon was threaded through, we stuffed them with the soap and wound them up on themselves and added the instructions.
We had 2 classes and only a half an hour for each class. We got an assembly line going and with 5 sewing machines and lots of happy, helping hands, we managed to whip out 89 bags, fully assembled and ready to be added to hygiene kits to send over to Haiti.
A very good man who attends our church here is a "biggie" at Coats & Clark and gave us the thread we needed. For teaching the class he gave me... all of this luscious colored thread.
Now that's what I call karma!!