Sew a Doorstep Care Pod
Make a Doorstep Care Pod from just what you have in your fabric stash quickly to gift to a friend or neighbour who may be struggling or in isolation. A really quick and easy sew.
Fill it with a box of tissues, a loaf of bread, nappies or a prescription you have collected for someone – or even a casserole – and leave on their doorstep to share the love and show you care. Or fill one for an overstretched health worker to show we appreciate them
As a designer I wondered what difference I could make with my skills – I know I can’t save the world, but I can give you a distraction, and I wondered if there was something I could create that would also help others, so I came up with a pattern for the Doorstep Care Pod.
This pattern and tutorial are completely free but you can perhaps make a difference by helping somebody in your neighbourhood.
There is the option to add weather resistant flaps to the top for if you are leaving outdoors on a doorstep for a while. (Not completely waterproof, but it will aid in a shower of rain to keep the contents protected)
I’ve developed the bag with integral handles and a really easy box bottom that lines up every time and it has a large square shape bottom to help the bag stand and to give lots of room in the bottom even for a dish
Download and add a tag to show you care
Finished bag approx 13 x 12”
But you can easily scale up or down to suit your needs
See the YouTube Sewalong Tutorial here: Doorstep Care Pod
Pattern Piece measurements:
Body 14 x 31”
Facing 14 x 4”
Weather resistant flap 11” Diameter circle cut in half
SA is 1cm (3/8”) unless otherwise stated
Download the templates for the handle and the tag here: HANDLE
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