Significant sewing: Army Bags
Using a loved one's clothing can become a treasure, a catharsis, and part of the healing process.
Camp Follower Bags and Quilts make bags for army widows--a meaningful gesture to offer gratitude along with a useful piece of memorabilia from their husband's uniform.
Owner Tia says, "I make 'Hero Bags' for the widows and wives of Fallen and Severely wounded service men. On the whole these bags are free of charge to the widows. A portion of each bag I make is set aside to cover the cost of fabric for these bags. I also get donations from Amy Butler and Westminster Fibers for my Hero Bag cause."
Army wives with healthy husbands are also welcome to place custom orders.
"I transform uniforms in to functional art while following my mate from one military assignment to the next."
Note only limited quantities of custom orders are accepted at one time.
Though the website currently lists orders as closed, I am told she will be accepting again soon.
I went through pics of bags on her flickr.com pages, and honestly, there are just so many incredible bags there, it was really hard to choose which examples to post here.
She also makes civilian bags, so check those out too.
She has this bag entered in the current Amy Butler Sew Inspiring bag contest.
Tia says, "Amy Butler's fabric and style always has such a grace and peace about it, that is very soothing. Many of the bags I make are for ladies whose husband's have been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Her fabric reflects the peace and beauty heaven evokes."
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