This month for our sewing swap over at Craftmad we are making Breast Cancer Bags to be donated to Breast Cancer Clinics in hospitals around Australia.
The reason for these bags are that currently patients who have had a mastectomy and are sent home with drains in situ. Usually they are discharged with two drainage bottles in a hospital pillow slip. So this would make life more pleasant for the ladies by having these bags to carry the drainage bottles in. They are often in use for 2 - 3 months, and as there is about 3 of these operations per week.
The pattern we have used came from the Online Quilt Magazine which you can subscribe to for free and receive the pattern to help out too. Or email me.
I am hoping that these bags are not too bright and standoutish. When I was cutting the first bag out I realised that I had enough to material left to cut another two bags...so three all up. These two bags I have completed and the spotted flowers just called out for a little more. So on one bag I have added sequins and beads to the spotty flowers. The other bag I added white, and two shades of red french knots. Very relaxing doing all this beading etc. Now my daughter (14yo) was asking what I was doing and has taken the third bag to decorate up herself as she thought it was such a good idea. But I am afraid that the social life of a teenager has gotten in the way and it's not quite finished. Hopefully on the weekend she will find the time.