Sewing related items for the Red Cross this time.
This post shows more bags I’ve recently made for the Red Cross upcycling group.
Still here and still making things for the Cheltenham British Red Cross shop to the exclusion of anything else. Today we filled the shop window with almost everything the craft group has made so far. During the past week I had made doll’s bedding for a wicker crib and a wooden cot and a few people seemed interested in them almost as soon as they went on display so fingers are crossed that they’ll come back and buy. Little Ted, kindly modelling the bed set below, was relieved not to be included in the window display.
The bed linen was upcycled from curtains, old pillow cases, a shirt, and a scrap of quilted fabric. The padding was a remnant of high loft polyester quilt batting donated a few weeks ago.
I found a basket of old cups languishing in the sorting area of my local Red Cross shop. Each of them were without companion cups or saucers and one or two have small cracks and unlikely to be sold. I’ve now given six of them a new lease of life as pin cushions. Fun to make and they got the thumbs-up from the HQ visitors last week who had come to see what our craft group was up to.
The large orange pin cushion is filled with half a polystyrene ball and the rest with polyester toy filling. For additional stability I hot-glued a stone or two inside each base and the cushions were then hot-glued to the cup rims along with the trims.
Just some of the tote bags I’ve made for the British Red Cross craft group to sell. The patterns for the first and last ones shown I got from YouTube.
I bought a very firm yoga cushion at class this week but as it was just a rectangular block of compressed foam scraps, I wanted to make a cover for it. I used a kind of faggoting stitch on my sewing machine to join felt scraps to each other on a calico ground fabric and I think that was a better choice of stitch than the simple zig-zag stitch that was used to create a similar patchwork fabric for the twa dugs.