gathered in February to make Anti-Ouch Pouch bags―*a
pillow that hangs from the shoulder, fitting snugly under the arm to
cushion the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment.
The pattern, designed by
American Sewing Guild member and breast cancer survivor Deon Maas,
features a wedge shape that gently holds the arm away from the body when
the user is standing. The strap holds the pillow in place without having
to use sore arm muscles to “clutch” it. The strap is adjustable and the
fiberfill may be adjusted via the overlapped opening.
The bags are quick and
easy to make. They will be distributed to both Charlotte County Hospital
in St. Stephen and Calais Regional Hospital.
for Deon Mass' Anti-Ouch Pouch pattern.