Thursday, June 9, 2016

Breast cancer pillows

One of the Guild's charity projects is done in cooperation with Midland Cancer Services and distributed by the Women's Health Center. Breast cancer pillows are made for post mastectomy patients. Guild members make the pillows using a template. Later Velcro is added to the strap, pillows are stuffed, the opening is pinned and hand sewn so the seam remains flat and a card is added to each finished pillow. Approximately 25 pillows are distributed each month. The following photos were taken at a recent work session (click a photo to enlarge it).

Pillows that have had velcro attached on their straps; waiting to be stuffed. Pillow being stuffed.
Opening pinned so seam is flat when sewn.
Hand sewing seam Finished pillow; waiting for its card. Pillows ready for distribution.