For the NICU
Did you know it takes just 2 meters of fabric and 2 meters of lining to make 12 hospital gowns for premature babies? I didn't. It's something I learned yesterday as I was looking for a local charity to do some quilting work for.
I found Miracle Babies Foundation in Australia which accepts sewn hospital gowns, knit and crochet beanies and memorial quilts to help families in an otherwise horrible situation. Hopefully these six gowns can bring a bit of sunshine to a NICU in Australia. These just need press studs and they'll be all set. They are quite quick to make, so I'm hoping to pull a few more together before I send them off. Patterns are available on their website, if you'd like to help out too.
Do you do any charity sewing? Can you suggest other groups and hospitals that could use a helpful hand?