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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.

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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.

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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

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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

 

Join my Facebook sewing board and show my your photos of filled Doorstep Care Pods here 

Or post to Instagram and tag with #doorstepcarepod or #spenceroggsewingpatterns

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Feel free to share this tutorial to anyone you know who sews.

And as usual – please do subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow the blog

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Comments

  • Sandra
    March 22, 2020

    Thank you for this sweet container. Such a great idea.

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  • Home Parker
    March 22, 2020

    Thank You

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  • Kate Morris
    March 22, 2020

    This looks wonderful, I love it, what a fabulous idea. You are so creative & thoughtful, a winning combination for me!

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  • Sue
    March 22, 2020

    Thank you for your lovely, quick pattern and all the caring energy that is a part of it.
    Sue

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  • Terry
    March 23, 2020

    Thank you…appreciate your generosity!!!

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  • Jan E.
    March 23, 2020

    Well done! Thanks so much from Texas.

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  • Annie Nemie
    March 23, 2020

    Thank you

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  • Sharon
    March 24, 2020

    Can’t wait to make this lovely but simple bag. Thank you very much. Happy Sewing !!!

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  • Helly
    April 4, 2020

    Love it

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  • Ranae
    April 27, 2020

    I am going to use duck canvas, instead of zigzagging do you think it’d be ok to use my pinking shears?

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