Help The NHS, With Washbags.

Please read through carefully, especially about doing a 60 degree wash before donating. We need your unwanted sheets, duvet covers and other fabric for volunteer sewers for the NHS. Many sewers are volunteering to make washbags for uniforms, scrubs, caps and other items desperately needed by the NHS and care homes. Can you spare any supplies to assist in this effort? Suitable material Material must be machine WASHABLE AT 60 DEGREES, and made from polycotton or 100% cotton. Sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases are ideal. Don’t worry if they have holes or small stains, we can cut around them. Smaller bits of fabric are also welcome, needs to be larger than 50 x 50cm & also washable at 60 degrees. Any colour & any pattern is fine including children’s designs. How to donate PLEASE WASH ON A 60 DEGREE WASH BEFORE DONATING. You can leave them bagged up outside the Parish Hall front door if you can leave the house safely.

If you are self-isolating and can’t leave the house (but haven’t got the virus, obviously!), please let Suzanne Barker or Janet Padgett know and we will collect from you. Other supplies Also needed if you can spare any: thread (not vintage thread please); fusible interfacing; and tape or cord suitable for making drawstrings. Tape/cord needs to be either cotton or nylon (as these need to stand up to a 60 degree wash also) & could include things like cotton woven tape, drawstrings from old pyjamas or bags; piping cord; washing line; 1 inch curtain tape. Can you sew? If you can sew and would like to help, please get in touch! You only need to be able to sew a straight line to be able to make a simple drawstring bag. Thank you very much for your participation, Janet Padgett

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