You know the nurse in me just goes into full on medical mode when people reach out to me for embroidery assistance that meets a medical need they have. Our loved ones who require special feeding needs have a place in my heart. I have always asked God to use this business to be a blessing to others and I’m grateful to be able to offer these feeding pads.
My latest is the Christmas Tree feeding pad. Note that the stitching of the bulbs, star and base of tree are done only on the top and do not go through to the back layer. There is also light stitching done to help prevent any irritation to the feeding tube site.
This design is done in your 4 x 4 hoop and instructions are included.
Here are a few additional tips for making the feeding tube pads.
- Use all cotton fabric and absorbent batting. I use cotton flannel as my absorbent batting and for the backing and then a decorative cotton on top.
- Wash and dry all the fabrics before embroidering to prevent future shrinking.
- Use more than one absorbent layer if necessary.
- Use cotton thread to embroider if polyester is irritating.
- Use a wash-away stabilizer or clean tear-away stabilizer
- Use plastic snaps for comfort rather than velcro
Now you can stitch up a stack of these sweet Christmas trees to get ready for the Christmas season.
be creative daily and live life beautifully