FREE Birthday Sew-a-wiggle-thon!


Join us on Thursday 9th May, 10am-9pm, as we celebrate our 8th birthday and see the return of our Sew-a-wiggle-thon!  Drop in throughout the day to help us stitch as many Wiggly Bags as possible.

A Wiggly Bag is often worn by little ones who have a central line put in during treatment for cancer, and when Ward 27 at Leicester Royal Infirmary asked if we could help provide some extra Wiggly Bags we thought we’d get you lovely lot involved too.

Now, you may be wondering exactly what a Wiggly Bag is… a ‘wiggly’ is another name for a central line, which is placed in a child’s chest, often whilst receiving chemotherapy, to allow for bloods to be taken and treatment to given. Some children like to wear a Wiggly Bags, little cotton pouches, that hang around their neck to keep their ‘wiggly’ safe and clean. 

We will have plenty of fabric, ribbons and trims to hand to make these Wiggly Bags - we just need your help with the stitching. Pop in to the shop on from 10am-9.30pm and jump on a sewing machine and stitch up a couple of these super simple pouches. Don’t worry if you’d like to help out with this fabulous project but you’ve hardly sewn before, Wiggly Bags are super simple to make and The Sewing Cafe team will be on hand to help out and point you in the right direction.

If you’d like to help out then you can either pre-book a slot to pop in by calling 01455 698034 or drop in on the day.


**If you'd like to download a copy of the instructions then add them to your basket, you won't be charged at the checkout and then you'll be sent a link to download them**