I designed a FREE drawstring bag pattern to make for our US Troops. https://thecreativethimble.com/index.html
The ASG (American Sewing Guild) has chosen my pattern to use in their year long Charity Sewing Porject 2009-2010. The bags will be sent to the national 501C3 non-profit charity, Operation Care Package in IL. The bags are filled and sent monthly to our troops. The 14″ Drawstring Bag will hold a one gallon size “baggie”, and filled with toiletries before they are sent to our troops. The troops use the bags for personal use, and some pass them on the children in the area where they are located.
The lightweight cotton bags can be sewn up in any color, but please keep in mind that the majority of troops are men, so masculine colors and prints are recommended.
For more information about Operation Care Package, you can visit http://www.operationcarepackages.org/