You can make a kit bag easily, following these instructions. You can also request bags from an MCC material resources center or donate contents that we will place in a bag.

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  • Please use a firm, cotton or cotton blend woven fabric —broadcloth is too light, denim or corduroy is too heavy.
  • Please make sure the ties and fabric are good quality. We hope the bags will be in good shape for years to come!

The same guidelines about images on fabric for comforters apply to kit bags — no pigs, military images, flags or religious symbols.


Fabric: Cut one piece 32 x 97 cm (12 1/2 x 38 in)

Cord: Cut two lengths 33” (85 cm) Please make sure cord won’t fray with repeated use. Depending on the fibre content, please knot or melt the ends.

Finished bag size: 30 x 43 cm (11 3/4 x 16 3/4 in)

Step 1

Fold edge of fabric in 1 cm (3/8 in) on all sides and stitch a narrow hem.

Step 2

Fold down 5 cm (2 in) on the two short sides and stitch 0.3 cm (1/8 in) away from the fold and the edge to make the drawstring casing.

Step 3

Fold bag in half, wrong side in. Stitch bag sides from casing seam to bottom fold close to the edge.

Step 4

Pass a cord through the casing, starting and ending on the same side. Repeat on the other side. Tie off cords.

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