No-Hands Woman Sews Gear For Medics With Her Feet

Story By: Alex Cope, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News


This is the moment a young woman who has no hands sews protective equipment for front line workers fighting coronavirus using her feet.

The Malaysian woman, named in reports as Norfarrah Syahirah Shaari, posted the inspiring video of her sewing the much-needed equipment onto social media where it has been viewed over 5,000 times.

In the clip, Shaari can be seen using her feet to manipulate cloth and control the sewing machine.


She shows remarkable dexterity with her toes near the needle and even uses a pair of scissors with her feet.

Shaari, who works as part of a charity project called #CommunityToCommunity, said: “This is what I do with the Teluk Intan community college staff team and a few sewing volunteers around Teluk Intan who are eager to help. May our affairs be blessed.

“Many people want to see how I sew with my feet so I said ok, I’ll show you my skill. Sewing PPE shirts for frontliners is very encouraging.”

Local media report the charity project involves 10 members of the Teluk Intan community college in the Hilir Perak District in the state of Perak.

They originally began sewing the personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontliners at the Teluk Intan Hospital and the Teluk Intan Health Clinic.


Local media report as much as 400 metres of fabric is cut to create the equipment before being distributed to the team of volunteer seamstresses which now numbers 30.

According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Malaysia has suffered 4,987 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 82 deaths.