There are many organizations that need help from sewists just like you and me to help newborn babies in need. It’s easy to take just a little bit of fabric to make a quilt, blanket, or items for a layette. We’ve put together a list of places that need your help to sew to serve babies in need across the globe, nationally, and in your own community.
One of my favorite things to do is spend hours on the web seeing what other creative types are doing with their sewing machines. All it takes is to land on one fantastic creation and then there you go—from blog to blog to Pinterest to Flicker to whoops!—down the wormhole! But it’s an inspired trip.
Create a very cuddly and cozy baby blanket using several layers of soft cotton fleece and simple straight stitches at your sewing machine. Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest gives you all the directions for completing this project in her tutorial.
Two great projects from guest blogger, Natalie Olsen, crafting-cousins.blogspot.com — a flannel baby blanket with matching dribble cloths, with instructions for personalizing the blanket by appliquéing the baby’s name on it. An ideal homecoming gift for a newborn!
A few weeks ago I taught a “Holiday Serging & Simple Sewing” webinar, part of our “Just Sew It!” series. I had so much fun prepping and presenting — making gifts and using my serger combines two of my favorite types of sewing!