Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine

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Around the world we are seeing crazy scenes, as the shops run out of food, hand hygiene products and pasta. Not to mention the complete lack of loo rolls. We are being told that there are enough products and that we don’t need to stockpile. That doesn’t help if you are out though, so there are certain things that you could produce yourself that could help in these troubling times. Here is a list of things to make at home that could help you whilst being in quarantine. Or if you are unable to get the supplies that you need.

 

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine

 

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

 

 

 

Make Your Own Loo Paper

 

This is the most obvious thing that you can make yourself at home. Do you have old newspapers or magazines? Then they can be used as a last resort. Do bin them rather than flush them though, As they will clog your pipes.

You could also cut up old t-shirts or vests as makeshift loo cloths, then wash these.

But if you have some old towels that you don’t want anymore, they make great family cloth. This reusable, zero waste alternative to toilet roll is so easy to make if you sew.

All you need is a basket of these cloths next to the toilet, and a soaking bucket with a solution of vinegar and salt to store used cloths in before they get washed.

There really is no need to panic about the shelves being bare.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

Find my family cloth tutorial here.

 

Make Your Own Reusable Face Wipes / Baby Wipes / Kitchen Roll

The family cloths above make brilliant general use face wipes or baby wipes too! Just keep them in a tub with a small spray bottle when out and about or use them wet or dry as necessary.

Alternatively, for a prettier version, you could follow my reusable kitchen roll tutorial and make cute fabric backed cloths for general use.

 

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

See that tutorial here. Just miss out adding Kam-snap fasteners.

 

Make Your Own Hand Sanitiser Gel

 

Handwashing with soap and water for more than 20 seconds and keeping good hand hygiene is the best way to beat this virus. But what if you are out and about and nowhere near a sink? Hand gel is the next best option.

Here in the U.K. however, hand sanitiser gel has all but disappeared from the shop shelves. Worse than this, rogue traders are charging fortunes to buy the smallest amounts.

Beat the sharks by making your own hand gel using basic ingredients you may already have at home.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

Find the tutorial here.

 

And Make A Holder For When You Are Out And About

 

I am forever losing my hand gel in the bottom of my handbag. This holder clips onto a zipper or bag handle, meaning your gel is always to hand.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

See how I make these here.

 

Think About Making Face Masks

 

Now, face masks are NOT useful when out and about. They do not protect you from the main route of being infected, which is by being in contact with an infected person.

However, they may help if you are caring for someone who has the Coronavirus. And they are always useful things to have if you have allergies or smog where you live.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

This is a great tutorial. from ButtonCounter.com

 

Make Your Own Reusable Sanitary Pads

 

And again talking of useful things to have whether we are in crisis times or not, I am going to add reusable sanitary pads to this list.

Not only are these handy, they save you money in the long term, and help the planet. At the moment sanitary products have not been stripped off shelves, but considering the way consumables such as nappies and toilet rolls have been taken from the supermarkets, it may only be a matter of time.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

Find out how to make and use them in my post here.

 

 

So hopefully by following this list of things to make at home that could help you whilst being in quarantine, you can stay ahead of the game and stay equipped. I do hope that you have everything you need in these trying times ahead. Do stay safe.

Are you planning on making any of these? I would love to know if you do. Please comment below, or find me on social media.

Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine - follow these simple DIY tutorials & keep equipped with all you need right now. #sewing #DIY #tutorial #makeyourown #quarantine

 

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

10 Replies to “Things To Make At Home That Could Help You Whilst Being In Quarantine”

  1. tracey bowden says:

    These are great ideas to have around the home anyway not just for during this outbreak. I am definitely looking at making my own hand sanitizer for when I run out. Mostly for work though #kcacols

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  2. Michelle says:

    These are great ideas! So many people have been fighting over masks, not thinking they can just make their own.

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Michelle. I’ve heard of places where they have started to ask sewists to send them in as supplies are short. As I say, they are not really there to prevent you getting the disease. But they could help if you are caring for an ill person.

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  3. Maria says:

    There are some great ideas here. I bought the ingredients to make my own hand sanitiser this week but I didn’t think about making cloths to use instead of loo rolls!

    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

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    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I love my hand mades now! And they are so useful just to rewash!

      Reply

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