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We really need unused polycotton to keep making scrubs

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Cut Out Fabric

Sew Face Coverings

Younger Helpers

Sew Scrubs

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Your help in action

We need:

  • Unused poly cotton – at least 65% cotton and 135gsm or above. Ideally plain and in shades of blue but others are being accepted
  • Drawstring cord, cotton tape or ribbon (all washable and mustn’t run)
  • Elastic
  • White cotton thread

Donations can be dropped off in the boxes outside the Aldridge Theatre (please include your name and contact details) or get in touch at [email protected]

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Sew Face Coverings

Face coverings are fairly simple to sew so you don’t need to be an expert. They would be a great family project. We have found this tutorial to be the best.

Please find the face covering pattern and instructions here

You can also follow the instructions in this video with the additional step below:

DIY Covid-19 Fabric Face Covering (with Filter Pocket) Sewing Tutorial

Additional step: please  stitch a piece of fabric 1 cm by 10 cms across the top inside surface of the mask. this will have a piece of plastic coated garden wire placed inside to give it some shape and grip on the bridge of the nose.
*Important note:  there is an option of the user adding their choice of filter, they are a non surgical precaution not a guaranteed Covid19 prevention device

Small drawstring bags

You could also make small draw string bags to hold the face coverings

  • If you need fabric, there will be bags (of fabric only) labelled “Fabric For Masks” with instructions in the boxes outside the Aldridge Theatre
  • Fabric must kept as clean as possible – please work in a room without food or animals
  • Please wash any completed items at 60 degrees and iron before returning them to school
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
  • Completed items can be dropped off in the boxes outside the Aldridge Theatre (please include your name and contact details)

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Sew Scrubs

Scrubs are pretty tricky to sew, so this is only a project for expert sewers. Please read the instructions on how to print before starting.

This pattern is printed on a home A4 printer and comes out in about 32 pages that are coded at the corners, so it has to be stuck together into one big piece and then the individual pieces cut around before cutting out fabric.

You can find the print instructions here , a short film which may be useful here and the patterns here: top and bottoms

  • Fabric ready for sewing can be collected from the boxes outside the Aldridge Theatre (it will be labelled with your name)
  • Fabric must kept as clean as possible – please work in a room without food or animals
  • Please wash any completed items at 60 degrees and iron before returning them to school
  • If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
  • Completed items can be dropped off in the boxes outside the Aldridge Theatre (please include your name and contact details)

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Cut Out Fabric

If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can still help us by cutting out fabric to be passed on to the sewers. Just click the button on the right to sign up and we’ll be in touch soon.

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For Younger Helpers

There are many things children can do to help if they’d like to take part, but aren’t quite ready to use a sewing machine, they can make simple elastic face protectors. They may not look like much, but they help alleviate some of the discomfort of wearing a mask all day.

Find a tutorial for elastic ear protectors here  –  Find a tutorial for crochet ear protectors here Find a tutorial for simple sewn protectors here

If you’d like to help, just click the button on the right to sign up and we’ll be in touch soon.

You can also make posters to display in your windows or chalk rainbows on your path. Just knowing you care, will give those working on the front lines a little bit of extra strength.

Celebrate our NHS heroes with some creative colouring

Print posters to put in your windows

What about doing some fundraising for the NHS or charities supporting our key workers? Maybe ask your friends and families to sponsor you to walk your garden like Captain Tom Moore or to tidy your room! Or just do something nice for your neighbours. Leave out books or toys you no longer want for other children to have. Make cakes for the key workers on your road. The little things add up to a lot.

Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support charities

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Other Ways to Support the NHS

If you need PPE, please get in touch

If you are an NHS employee or other local key worker or carer and you need non-surgical supplies, please email us on [email protected]

Thank you so much for what you are doing. We would love to help, if we can.

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Your help in action

Here are a few photos that have been sent in by hospital staff and other key workers after receiving PPE created by the Frensham community. Thank you! Your help really does make a big difference.

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