Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Project Washables.

One of the projects in the loving hands winter challenge is what we call washables or washable sanitary towels for women and young girls in Africa.  It seems sad and unbelievable that in this day and age such basic items which we take for granted aren't readily available the world over but sadly it's true.  These links can explain it better than I and here
So for the past week I have been making these, there are quite a few patterns on the web because people are becoming more aware of the need to recycle and  home made towels are becoming more popular, I have kept mine simple however because to be honest my sewing skills are appalling  lol it has taken me a whole week to make just 25 towels 25 covers and 5 bags to hold 5 towels each.  My poor sewing machine nearly found it's way sailing through the window on several occasions, why does the thread snap so often and why does the tension keep changing and don't get me started on trying to thread the needle lol.


  1. What a lovely thing to do! I love the fabric too. Well done :)

  2. YOur thread may be snapping if it's old, or if it's a low-quality thread. I would advise you to use a good quality, new thread and maybe change your needle. Have you cleaned under your needle plate? These could all be affecting how the machine works.

  3. Thanks for the tips Wendy, it could be the thread it does snap easily, I will definitely get some better quality before I use it again. :)


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