I’m not sure if there are many people, who at the start of the year could have predicted how the world would be right now.
What started off as something in a market in China has turned into one of the biggest pandemics the world has ever seen. I don’t think there has ever been anything else that has affected so many people over the world at the same time, not even the World Wars!?
A positive of something so awful is how we have pulled together in this time of need and have helped each other out. It has been heart warming to see. Of course our real heroes are those working right at the front line.
As you know from a previous post (here), I spent some time during lockdown making scrubs and scrub bags etc for our NHS workers. It was such an honour to be able to do this, and so when Riley Blake Designs told me they had designed a collection especially to honour our health care workers and first responders I jumped at the chance of making something. I even love the name of the collection – “Nobody Fights Alone”. Such a lovely sentiment, we are all in this together.
Now scrubs can use up to 5 yards of fabric, even the smallest pair is about 3 and a half if cut cleverly, so I knew I would have to think a lot smaller! With that in mind I decided on a scrub bag that I could donate.
A scrub bag basically is a bag to put used scrubs in at the end of a shift. The bag with the scrubs in goes straight into the wash as soon as the wearer gets home. Thus reducing the spread of infection to the rest of the household.
Super simple to make! All you need is half a yard of fabric and a yard and a half of drawstring! I went with a patchwork version mainly because USPS unfortunately didn’t quite have the same amount of love and gratitude, and the fabric arrived in a very sorry state, meaning rather than 2 bags I had to combine what I had to make one. Having said that I like the look! I couldn’t resist using the selvedge, and although no one will ever forget that it all happened in 2020 I felt it right to add the date too.
Honestly what would do without our amazing health care workers!? You really must check out the whole collection, it also includes a fun camo print in 3 colours and a design to celebrate our First Responders.