Let’s get sewing for our wonderful NHS nurses.

Can we make as many drawstring bags as we can so that  at the end of their shifts the nurses can put all their uniform into the bags, take them home and place them straight into the washing machine without emptying  thus cutting down on contamination and the spread of any virus.  This has been suggested to nurses in the Axe Valley, Axminster and Seaton,  and they are very enthusiastic, and touched at the thought.  We think each nurse would probably need two bags.  If you would like to help the recipe is as follows:-

You don’t need to have been trained by the Royal School of Needlework to make these!

The drawstring  bags need to be of minimum size 15″ x 12″ and be washable, made of cotton or polycotton. They can be made from old pillow cases (or even new ones) or sheeting or from our fabric stashes and be sewn with simple seams; the drawstring can be any sort of tape or  cord, or made from the pillowcase tops.

These brave professionals deserve our efforts, so please show them you care.

Ring your coordinator to collect your bags once done.