This is my second year participating in ByAnnie.com’s #SewPINK initiative to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Which also means that this was another opportunity for me to talk to my 7 year-old daughter about breast cancer. I’m assuming that the never-ending questions is an every kid kinda thing, but Helena always wants to know what I’m working on and who with and what its for. So naturally, the subject came up, which meant the questions follow and the information seeking and conversations that we have as a result are priceless.
As part of the initiative, Annie invites some uber talented makers to join her blog hop and I’m super honored to be a part of the group again. And with my 2020 project I decided to go big: the MJs Messenger bag. In my head a messenger bag made with my Readers print from my Hooked Collection was too fly to pass up, so I went for it.
But honestly, when I first opened the pattern and looked at all the fabric cuts to keep track of, I might have had a mini freak out because I couldn’t wrap my brain around all the steps. So I decided not to worry about the cuts and just take each step to prepare what I needed, which worked like a pro for my brain and placing the little check marks as I went really kept my brain organized.
So basically, don’t be scared to tackle a pattern with little steps, especially if it’s one of Annie’s because hers are a 10 out of 10. So here are a few detail shots of my messenger bag, including one of the bag turned inside out so you can see the lining.
ByAnnie.com has offered a $30 gift card to one lucky winner. So I thought it would be neato to have a giveaway on my blog since I don’t think I’ve ever done that and I’m totally open minded so… To be eligible to win the gift card, all you have to do is leave a comment in the comments here. This will end of October 10th at 5pm PT. Good luck y’all!
And without further ado, drum roll please….. My finished MJs Messenger bag is complete and ready to travel with me to all of my important business meetings in my house.
Schedule of Makers
2020 Blog Hop Schedule
- ✂ Oct. 1 (Thur): Mister Domestic
- ✂ Oct. 5 (Mon): Sewfinity
- ✂ Oct. 7 (Wed): Great Heron Thread
- ✂ Oct. 9 (Friday): Knot and Thread
- ✂ Oct. 12 (Mon): Snuggles Quilts
- ✂ Oct. 14 (Wed): A Bright Corner
- ✂ Oct. 16 (Fri): Suzn Quilts
- ✂ Oct. 19 (Mon): HUGS’N KISSES
- ✂ Oct. 20 (Tues): Sallie Tomato
- ✂ Oct. 22 (Thur): Masterpiece Quilting by Nancy Scott
- ✂ Oct. 23 (Fri): Meadow Mist Designs
- ✂ Oct. 26 (Mon): LoveYouSew
- ✂ Oct. 27 (Tue): Teresa Coates
- ✂ Oct. 31 (Sat): Sookie Sews of Sue O’Very Designs
The #SewPink Initiative was created by ByAnnie.com LLC to raise awareness for breast cancer throughout the year. Our efforts culminate in an annual blog hop during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote self-care, awareness, early detection and support for those affected by breast cancer.
To learn more and see the calendar of events visit: https://www.ByAnnie.com/SewPINK
To find screenings available near you:
To donate directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation visit: https://give.bcrf.org/give/31404/#!/donation/checkout