Well, I have definitely awol lately. I spent my two weeks self isolating and decided that I would spend my time sewing for the NHS. Sewists or sewers (not the underground sort) were asked to help make scrub bags, hats or scrubs themselves. I set up my machines in the garden, the majority of sewing being done on my 1945 Singer 201 and any zigzagging done on the modern Brother. I started off making laundry bags and some shocking pink scrub hats from old duvet covers.
I then decided to make some of the much needed scrubs. I was delivered a roll of black fabric and a pattern and set about cutting and making. At this point I need to tell you that I have not made a garment for 20 years and I have never made trousers. There was a lot of bad language and quite a bit of seam unpicking too but eventually I got three pairs of black scrubs made. They took me a long time, all the seams were French Seamed as I haven't got an overlocker. I got some tape for the waistband from Amazon, I went for bright.
I popped a crochet heart in the pockets.
In the meantime more green pairs delivered to make too. I found it to be hard, and less and less enjoyable.
In the end I made 17 bags 7 hats
and 5 sets of scrubs. They were collected today and will be given to people in the NHS that need them. I have decided to leave the sewing to more experienced people than me. I was pleased to think that I have helped out in the fight against this horrible virus in a very small way.
That's me for now, I'm off to read all the blogs I have missed out on over the last few weeks.
Bye for now...........Clicky Needles.