Thursday, March 01 2018
In this post you will find a FREE PDF printable pattern designed to suit the Coloplast Sensura/Alterna bags + a tutorial
Last week I had a visit with my Stoma Nurse for a stoma review and checkup. She noticed that where the bottom of my bag (the spout part where you empty it) was rubbing on my skin and it was getting irritated due to the heat and plastic, plus my skin is just sensitive.
She gave me a material stoma bag cover to try out and wear so that my bag was no longer irritating my skin.
I mentioned this on my personal facebook page (and my blog facebook page) and a friend inboxed me offering to make up some stoma bag covers for me in pretty fabrics. I sent her my stoma bag cover and a spare bag so that she could create her own pattern.
Kristina, who is the creative goddess behind Harley B Handmade and Harley Barley designs, kindly offered to make a tutorial and share her pattern with you all for FREE so that you too can make your own fabric stoma bag covers (or ask a friend/relative who is good at sewing to give you a hand).
I know if I am having a bad day or feeling down, I put on one of my covers and I feel happier and brighter, and I hope you feel the same too!
Please enjoy, and hope you have fun creating!
Pattern Tutorial for a fabric Stoma Cover by Harley B Handmade
If you prefer a printable set of instructions and images, click here to download (pattern is separate)
A big thank you to Kristina for creating this FREE printable pattern for us to download and create our own fabric stoma bag covers.
If you'd like to thank Kristina or tag her in your creation, you can find her on Instagram as @harleybhandmade and you can find a heap of other patterns available in her Craftsy store, just search "Harley B" to discover. She has many more patterns in the works too!
Please feel free to join Kristina's Facebook Group for her patterns https://www.facebook.com/groups/HarleyB where you will find information on other pattern releases and give aways. Feel free to share your photos and ask questions in there as well.
I can't wait to see your covers! Happy creating!
P.S If you create one feel free to share on my Facebook page your end result, or post on instagram tagging @feelingostomistic and @harleybhandmade. This pattern has been made for FREE PERSONAL USE ONLY and isn't to be used for commercial purposes.
Thank you so much I look forward to making some pretty bags
Posted by Lesley on 02/04/2018 - 06:56 AM
Pattern looks great shall have myself ago .x
Posted by Alfie on 13/05/2018 - 06:07 AM
Thank you for such an easy pattern.
Posted by Lyn on 13/07/2018 - 10:01 AM
Thank you so much, my Dad JUST had the surgery on Sunday. He was first concerned about the size of the bag and now if I can make it more attractive then he will accept more. I look forward to getting along with my sewing machine (unless it puts up a fight then they will be handsewn LOL)
Posted by Alice on 01/08/2018 - 02:06 AM
Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! I have a friend whose husband had a colonostomy. She asked me if I could make a cover for his bag, so I found your pattern on Pinterest. I had to re-draw the pattern because his bag was quite a bit different in shape, but kept the same general idea. They came out great! He's pleased, and his wife is thrilled. I was happy to be able to help them.
Posted by Linda Arney on 01/01/2019 - 04:24 AM