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Just listed! New items drain pouches



I offer cotton drain pouches in a multiple of fabrics.



Post-surgical drain bulbs coming from your incision site are often recommended to be safety pinned to the inside of your clothes…Ouch!

Instead of pinning your drainage bulbs to your clothes use these pretty cloth bags/pouches to insert them into.

Place your drain bulb in the pouch to secure it close to your body.

***Each pouch can hold one drain bulb. Sold as a set of two pouches and one cord (as shown in photo).

You can adjust the placement of each bag/pouch by moving them on the cord to where it works best for you.

Tie the cord around your waist in front, or behind you to move the bags closer to the front of you.

100% cotton fabric which has been washed and dried before sewing to cut down on irritating sensitive skin.

Includes one Para cord; a soft cord to hold you bags.

Each pouch is approximately 6” wide x 7”Long with an inch opening for a cord to go through.

Choose cord length, Ask if you need it long then listed.

Cloth pouches are sewn by store owner with love.

Bag is made from 100% cotton.

Machine wash and dry-able.

Petite mannequin pictured is for display only. waist size is 26, hip size is 36.

Made in a Pet and smoke free home.

I offer a purse style pouch that can hold up to two drain bulbs! I can make them is specialty fabric too.



I also offer a shower drain pouch coming soon.




Thank you for visiting! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

Louise’s Sewing Basket items created and sewn by Louise


Now offering surgical recovery pillows



This recovery pillow has a pocket in the center of the pillow for cool/hot packs! This pillow can be used right after surgery to support your tummy while moving around in bed or moving from one place to another. Just take the pillow with or without the cool pack and place it over your ouch and with a light pressure hold your sore area with pillow and move. It helps by keeping the surgical area from moving as much while you move.

Can be used with bypass stomach surgery, gastric surgery, Hysterectomy,C-section, Mastectomy or any other type of surgery to help aid in your recovery.

This is an awesome pillow that is great to help when coughing or sneezing.

It can also be use to support your tummy/ surgical area from pets, children, and other objects.

Can be placed between you and the seat belt on your ride home from the hospital.

Can hold 1 or more hot/cold packs for soothing heat or a cooling therapy to help the swelling near your sore area.

This is a pillow with a pocket for 1 or 2 cool/hot packs, has a hook n loop closure.

***Cool packs not included at this time. I bought mine at the local store. ***Please follow doctor’s order and cool pack when using cool/hot pack.

Can be make in all one color fabric or two fabrics.

Pillow size is 13″ x 13″ with a 6″ deep pocket that goes the width of the pillow.

100% cotton fabric, poly-fil

Machine washable and dryer safe on gentle/ low.

Made in a Pet and smoke free home.

Any questions please email me, if you order one and it does not work for you, let me know maybe a different design would work better.

You can find more at Louise’s Sewing Basket

Trying out this style of pillow to add to my collection!


This is a heart shape pillow with a pocket for a cool pack!


You can find more in my Etsy store Louise’s Sewing Basket

If you would like one or two in a different fabric just send me a note and I will try to find it. I live close to an awesome fabric store with many different fabric print styles!

Pillow with cool or hot Pack Pocket

Pain is no fun and having a seat belt pressing on a sore body part is even less fun. I have been there and that is why I make these pillows soft and fluffy!

My new designed Pillows are about 3″s deep of soft poly-fill fluff. I fill them with just the right amount of fluff to make them protect your ouch and soft enough to cushion you from the presser of the belt. Making the perfect Ouch-less pillow to wear during any time you are in the car.

This pillow can be used for someone that has gone or going through a hysterectomy, c-section, breast cancer, heart surgery, menopause, G-tube, pregnancy etc as well as a cool pillow to sleep on in the car!


This pillow has a 6″ pocket for adding a cool/hot pack. Add a cool pack into the pocket for comfort, following your doctor’s order and the cool pack instruction on usage. Abdominal pillow size is  7″ wide x 13” long about x 3.5 deep without pack.DSC04810

Top view of pillow, it is closed more while wearing. DSC04811

This pillow has 3 Hook N Loop tape closures to wrap around the seat belt. or regular belt/scarf and wear it around the house.DSC04805


There are 2 snaps on the top of the pocket to hold the pack in, but with some packs you can add and remove without opening the snaps.DSC04816

^^^Cool/hot pack nor belts are not included. Cool pack shown was bought at your my local store. You also use a cool/hot rice pack! DSC04815

More new fabrics coming soon! I do custom orders as well, I have a large fabric store near me so finding new fabric is fun for me!

Would you like one of these great pillows for yourself or a loved one then check them out at my Etsy store

Check out my store at Etsy.com/shop/LouisesSewingBasket

Comfort pillows


The Comfort pillow:
The comfort pillow can be used 9 different ways to bring you comfort.
1. Placed under your arm to ease the presser off your sore area from surgery.
2. Placed on chest between you and the seat belt.
3. Arm rest pillow, place under forearm, comfort from hard surfaces.
4. Breast support pillow, place under your breast when they are tender.
5. Between the breast.
6. Knee pillow, place between the knees while sleeping.
7. Lower Back pillow, place in the small of your back to aid back support.
8. Neck pillow, place at the back of the neck while resting.
9. IV tubes support, place under tubes to keep the weight off your body.
I am sure there are many more ways one can use a cute comfort pillow!

This is my newest collection of pillows that I have just add!

You can find this one print and 9 other comfort pillows prints in my Etsy store Louise’s Sewing Basket! Can’t find the print you are looking for ask and I will see if I can find it.

My latest fidget blanket


This is my finished Oh Blue fidget quilt or blanket. Some times called a touch quilt, or sensory quilt. They are for people that need to keep their hands busy. Largely used in nursing homes or hospitals for loved ones with Alzheimer, Dementia, Rehab patients, Restless Fingers and other needs to keep ones hands from pulling out tube,  pulling out hair, picking at skin, or making hole in furniture, etc.


I start out with a color and pile all the fabric I think will work for a quilt onto my cutting table, then slowly go through them seeing which ones go together. This is for a 16 square quilt with 6″ finished squares.


This is the first round of the cut squares….Once I started to sew them I found that some didn’t want to play well with the other fabrics so I had to remove them from the base quilt.


Much better This is day two of working on one quilt. I have sewn the top and added a few ribbons into the seams, one with a clip. In the above picture I have a navy blue backing all cut as well as the batting. This quilt is ready to be sewn with a in the ditch method.


I chose a navy blue fabric for the binding. Here I am sewing on the star applique with a decorative stitch.


Quilt is finished and added to my Etsy store ” Louises Sewing Basket”. Before I add it to my store I do a write up in word for spelling and grammar errors, and make a list of all the items on the quilt. I also add a picture see below with names pointing out all the benefits on a quilt.


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