Every year Hope & Gloria bag projects are incredibly popular. They are always lots of fun to design. For this year's bags I came up with a satchel design using lots of lovely bright and bold coloured felt. In order for our sewing club members to add their own individual touches to the bags I also added a simple badge project which turned out to be lots of fun with many amazing creations being made across all of the 32 Hope & Gloria Sewing Clubs.
As always our sewing enthusiasts excelled themselves and the finished project were quite simply beautiful. A HUGE "Well done!" and a big round of applause to all of the Hope & Gloria club members for all of the brilliant work last half term.
Here are some of the completed bags...
Crowthorne CE Primary School
Dorney Primary School
Oaklands Junior School
Also, last half term I was lucky to spend some time with an amazing group of young carers teaching them to sew at what is to become a monthly workshop that I have organised in conjunction with The Windsor and Maidenhead Young Carers Service. I was joined by Tanya - one of my team of lovely Hope & Gloria Sewing Club Leaders and together we are volunteering our time to give this group of inspiring young people some time out to be creative.
We were amazed by their positive outlook and also be their creative skills and can't wait to see them again next week when we'll be making pencil cases.
I look forward to sharing the results of our next workshop with you. In the meantime here are a few of the beautiful cushions that were made. Just Fabulous!