Charity Zipper Bags

This year we've added zipper bags to our growing list of PMQG charity projects.

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We're making a variety of zipper bags to donate to nonprofit organizations, including domestic violence centers and homeless and transition shelters.

Bring completed zipper bags to the monthly meetings and we will distribute them to the nominated charities.   Show us your zipper bags on social media with the hashtag #PMQGzipperbags.

For our current zipper bag project (May through August), we'll be making pencil cases for local schoolchildren. The pencil cases will be distributed by Back-2-School FRESH at their annual fair in August. 

If possible, fill your pencil case with a selection of school supplies, such as:

  • scissors
  • erasers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • crayons
  • colored pencils
  • pencils
  • pens
  • simple calculators

Rose Haven

Our first nominated organization (January - April) was Rose Haven, which "serves women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges."

Thank you to our generous PMQG members for sewing 43 beautiful bags and donating so many toiletries.

To see Rose Haven's most wanted items or to volunteer, please go to their website at


Let us know about your favorite free tutorials for zipper bags. Here are a few to get you started:

Pencil Cases

Noodlehead - Canvas Pencil Pouch

A Spoonful of Sugar - Pencil Case

Craftsy - Sweet, Simple & Scrap-Friendly Pencil Case 

Dog Under My Desk - Neat ā€˜nā€™ Tidy Zippered Pouches

Craftlog - Pencil Bag

Toiletry Bags

S.O.T.A.K. Handmade - Boxy Pouch

Noodlehead - Open Wide Zipper Pouch

One Shabby Chick ā€“ Oilcloth Box Bag

Pink Stitches - Boxy Pouch

Very Berry Handmade - Flat Bottom Straight Sides Zippy Pouch

Craftsy - 1-Hour Dopp Kit