Charity Zipper Bags

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.


If you'd like to include something inside your zippered bags, suggested items are personal care products, gift cards or baby items.  


For the second quarter of 2018, SnowCap Community Charities has been selected as the recipients of our donated zipper bags.In the mid 1960's, the basic life needs of many in East Multnomah County were not being met by any agency or organization.  About 25 area churches stepped in to help fill the void felt by so many residents.  SnowCap -- Suburban Neighborhoods Operation Witness Community Action Program -- was born on January 16, 1967.

The purpose of SnowCap was to discover the real needs in the area, communicate them, and assist residents, churches, and community leaders to meet those needs individually and cooperatively.  The organization adopted a philosophy that "SnowCap will cross lines of race, religion, national origin, and economic status, hoping to coordinate and act as a barometer, correcting conditions which call for improvement."    


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

Toiletry Bags

Noodlehead - Open Wide Zipper Pouch

One Shabby Chick – Oilcloth Box Bag

Craftsy - 1-Hour Dopp Kit

The Cottage Mama - Boxy Dopp Kit

She's Got The Notion - Toiletry Bag

Sanae Ishida (tutorial by Ute) - Dopp Kit with Lining

Purl Soho - Zippered Dopp Kit

Very Berry Handmade - Flat Bottom Straight Sides Zippy Pouch

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

Pink Stitches - Boxy Pouch


Pencil Cases

Noodlehead - Canvas Pencil Pouch

A Spoonful of Sugar - Pencil Case

Craftsy - Sweet, Simple & Scrap-Friendly Pencil Case 

Dog Under My Desk - Neat ‘n’ Tidy Zippered Pouches

Craftlog - Pencil Bag