Wiggle it, just a little bit

6 Aug

Last week the children and my husband were all at home, the girls had swimming lesson every morning, we (yes all of us) got involved in toilet training Mathias and it rained most of the week.  So there wasn’t much opportunity to sew but I had seen Emily’s post about wiggly bags and thought that it was a fairly simple project that the children might help with. The bags are used to hickman lines and the idea is that a bag made from lovely fabric might help to brighten the day.

We pulled some child friendly/novelty prints from the cupboard and cut 6″ squares.  The girls took it in turns to press them, feeling quite grown-up using an iron (yes, I should have done the pressing before cutting but who cares?).  Bethan cut some tape in to the right lengths but got distracted after about 8 pieces (I was planning to make 10 bags and needed 4 pieces for each bag).  She did a good job of cutting the velcro though so I won’t complain too much.

That was where their involvement ended leaving me to press and stitch.  They are pretty straightforward bags to make as long as you remember to put the tape in at the right point (I only forgot on one).  And before too long we had 11 (someone can’t count!) bags ready to brighten a poorly child’s day.

Wiggly bags for children in hospital

So if you have a little bit of fabric to spare and a bit of time then please consider making one or two. Either contact Emily and send them to her or contact your local hospital, I’m sure they’d be delighted to have your support.

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6 thoughts on “Wiggle it, just a little bit

  1. Fab Mary, yay! They are great, Thank you!! But is that some fqr fugly I spot in there, ahem 😉

  2. Thank you so much Mary – the children will be really pleased.

    Olivia had various wiggly Bags made by her Granny but not all children have a relative who can make them a selection.

    So as one of our charities campaigns was to supply wiggly bags.

    Charity Name is Olivia Holmes Foundation

    Thank you once again. Lisa Holmes (Olivia’s mum & Trustee of the Charity) xx

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