Thursday, 8 December 2022

A Sewing Bee

I participated in a sewing bee back in November and didn't post about it. Yeah, I know, I am bad sometimes.

Each year, the City Council gives money for a project that would benefit a group of residents, whether it's the pre-schoolers, the elders, the immigrants, etc. The Artisanat Club said they would do bibs for the nursing homes if the City would pay for the fabrics. They accepted. 

Seventeen ladies showed up to tackle 60 adult bibs on a rainy Saturday morning. 

Each station had a specific job to do. We had more than one pressing station but I only took a photo of Aline. 

Lots of lovely fabrics to play with. Of course, the first picture shows my favourite one of the day. I started the day by sewing together the two pieces of cotton with a flannel piece in the middle. Then, the girls who were cutting the sewed bibs out were lagging behind, so I helped them cut for a while. After, I stay stitched all around the bib and then another round a quarter inch on the inside. I turned a few bibs inside out too, but I mainly sewed. 

The Club wanted labels to sew on the bibs, so people would know who we are. Someone printed out labels with the Club's name and then said it was free of charge. That was so nice of him. 
Aren't they cute? 

Because the labels cost us nothing, and the girls found some really good deals at the fabric store, 60 bibs turned into 84. Yes, 84 bibs were made in a matter of 6 hours! 

The bin was full and we were all happy. The blue/green bag is a big grocery bag for scale. 

Bravo, ladies! You rock my world!! (Don't look for me, I'm holding the camera!) The tall girl at the back with a pink bib is Sylvie. She has organized all this. Thank you again, girls. It was a wonderful, fun day. 

Moving forward. This week saw our regular Artisanat meeting and Sylvie, that same Sylvie, gave me the leftover fabrics from the bibs. I am so lucky! I can pet my favourite orange fabric again. :^D 

Have a great day everyone! 




Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that was a nice thing to do! a lot of people don't realize that some of those in nursing homes have trouble eating and not always neat because of strokes and such.

Lin said...

Well that orange IS lovely. Nice work ladies, what a great effort. xx

SueR said...

Our group did bibs one year too and made quite a few. Do yours slip over the head or is there a fastener? Someone who received one of ours complained that it was hard to operate the snap. Not enough hand strength, I guess, I don’t know. Anyway, 84 bibs is a lot. Well done.

Fiona said...

Oh well done all of you.... great cause and what a huge effort. Bravo ladies.

Angie in SoCal said...

What a wonderful project! Congrats on the numbers, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That was a sweet project for your group to do, and always more fun with a group! Not sure I could get my mom to use one of those, but sometimes I need one, lol!

Pat said...

this is such a great way to give back to your community! kudas to all who participated!

Susie H said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! You girls are amazing!

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