In April, our Community Services Chair was contacted by the American Cancer Society’s North Shore Regional Office to help provide some basic needs for breast cancer patients. American Sewing Guild members can help by sewing breast forms, “ditty” bags to hold the fabric breast inserts, pillows and Anti-Ouch pouches.
The small pillow is used the help alleviate the arm/shoulder area after the patient has had his/her surgery.
Links to patterns for all requested items are available online and free to download. When making the breast forms, please use soft, cotton fabrics in neutral shades. The forms and pillows are filled with Polyfill stuffing.
- American Cancer Society Breast Form pattern
- American Cancer Society Breast Form “Ditty” Tote Bag pattern
- American Cancer Society Pillow and Case pattern
- American Cancer Society Anti-Ouch Pouch pattern
Join Us For A Community Service Sew-In: July 16
Join the Arlington Heights Neighborhood Group on July 16 for a day of community service sewing. They will be sewing Adult Bibs, Pillowcases, American Cancer Society Ditty Bags and Pillows. All fabric will be supplied. You supply the fun! Location and contact information can be found on our ASG Chicago main website’s Upcoming Events page. We hope to see you there!