On Saturday I made some wiggly bags for the Olivia Holmes Foundation. I read a request on the Brit Quilt Flickr group by the lovely lady at Strawberry Patch asking if anyone could help out making a wiggly bag for kids in hospital. I'm not entirely sure what goes in them, but I think it's their bag of medicine. Anyway, if it helps sick children, even just a tiny weeny bit, then I'm in. I have loads of novelty fabrics which I think will work well for younger children.
If you think you can make some of these, you can find the pattern here and just leave a comment on the post. You'll get an email with the address to send them to. They really are quick and easy.
I made one to test out the pattern, not that it needed testing, I mean to make sure I understood it correctly. I did. This is quite small, I started off with 6" squares and after the french seams it ended up just under 5".
Yep, that's right, french seams! I had no idea what they were before I started this project so I've learnt something too! There's a piece of velcro on the inside to hold the bag closed.
I cut out loads of 6" squares, but didn't have enough ribbon to match the bags, I need to go and buy some more, oh how terrible for me!
It was nice to finally use some of these fabrics up. They started life as fat quarters and I've been using small bits for loads of projects, most of them are now gone or there are just a few scraps left.
I'm hoping to get time next weekend to sew some more up. I've got some cut out that I think will suit older boys who I bet are the hardest to sew these for. If you think you can donate some small scraps of fabric, a length of ribbon and 15 minutes of your time, I urge you to join in and make some! I'm pretty sure these are required in hospitals in other countries too (this project is UK based of course), try googling it if you'd like to help locally.
Don't forget to enter my Something Old, Something New competition. The deadline is 31st July and there is a prize!