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 12 1/2 x 38 in
Cord: Cut two lengths 33 in. Please make sure cord won’t fray with repeated use. Depending on the fiber content, please knot or melt the ends.

Finished bag size: 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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