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|Self Drafted Pattern: 293866-1004 (G Tube Pads) - Type:Accessories |
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|Posted on:||12/28/12 3:17 PM |
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: G tube pads-to place under a g tube|
Pattern Sizing:3-4 inches square
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Pattern was self drafted, but it looked like I imagined it would
Were the instructions easy to follow?They are very easy to make. 3 layers of cotton flannel, or 2 layers of flannel with a layer of fleece. Sewn together in a square with long rectangle sewn up the center. Leave an open inch on top to flip and turn. Then just topstitch. I will do a tutorial on these and put a link to it soon.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?These sew up easily, but they never come out perfect. It depends on how neatly you sew and cut the fabric. They take a while to do, more then you'd think. Cut out all the squares, pin together and mark the line for the opening. Sew and trim, iron, turn and iron the opening closed. Topstitch and iron again.
Fabric Used:Cotton flannel and polyester fleece
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I've seen these for sale online, but most of them have serged or satin stitched edges. I wouldn't want all that thread against the tube site, so I did the turn and flip method
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I will make them again. I made 2 different kinds and sizes to see what works best for this particular young lady. If I make the fleece ones again I will try and get bamboo fleece, much nicer fabric against the skin. Would I recommend them to others-sure if you have a person with a g tube the cloth pads are much nicer then guaze, and cheap to make.
Conclusion: For reference, a g tube is used to deliver nutrition straight to the stomach for those who can't eat by mouth. The plastic piece that holds the tube against the outside of the stomach frequently causes irratation or an overgrowth of tissue. Guaze is often used underneath this, but that is rough. The cloths tube pads are less irritating and more absorbant. Most folks will never have need to make this, but if you need them they are very useful. This is what the underside of the pads look like. I will put Kam snaps on the edges of some of these so they stay on better. If you need these they are simple to make and effective, and it's easy to make cute ones too. Recommended.
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