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Group DescriptionThis past February my 30 year old sister, Leslie, was diagnosed with Tri-negative Breast Cancer. In March she had a double mastectomy and is starting chemo this week. While in the hospital this very special nurse gave her an apron to hold her 3 drains up so that they wouldn't dangle and get pulled on. This apron was a life saver! The nurse, Mary, said that these particular aprons were donated by Komen (I think) but normally sell for $65-$75 each! And insurance doesn't cover it! So honestly, how many people are going to buy these aprons when they are facing so many other expenses at this time. Many of the women and men, end up pinning them to their shirts or trying to stuff them in their pockets. I don't know personally, but I can only imagine how uncomfortable that would be! And as these drains fill they can get pretty heavy and pull on the surgical site only adding to the pain.
That's where we all come in! My mom and I are sewing all the time! So we decided to come up with a pattern for these aprons. We will NEVER sell these, they will ALWAYS be made for donation to area hospitals and surgeons offices that perform mastectomys. We have no intentions of EVER making money off of this. However, if you or anyone that you know would like to participate and can't sew or don't have the time to sew and want to donate supplies, we would be very greatful! You can send me a message here for details!
I am putting a tutorial on my blog at cooksewsmile.blogspot.com.
These aprons are very easy to make! The only supplies are one fat quarter and one package of 1/2" Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape or 3 yards if buying by the yard and a sewing machine of course!
My plans are for anyone making these to find an office or hospital in your area to donate. That way they are all over the country or world! And you wouldn't have to mail them to be sent out by someone else! Besides Breast Cancer doesn't just happen in one area, unfortunately!
If you don't know where to donate please contact me and I will find a place in your area that you can take them.
Thank you so much for your support and joining in with this little sew along! If you are sewing along, please feel free to post pictures of your aprons so we can all see them! Please feel free to share this and my tutorial on your blog, facebook, twitter etc, the more we have the merrier!
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