Calling all sewers!!!
As most of you know one of the main projects that Tiny Sparks WA delivers to the community is our care packs. We distribute approximately 400 Neonatal Unit care packs per year to hospitals in Western Australia, which means that all babies born under 1.5 kilos receive a pack with the essentials mum will need over the first weeks during the Neonatal Unit stay.
One of the items we include is a baby wrap which mum can use for kangaroo care or while expressing or as a baby blanket when bub has left the Neonatal Unit. Unfortunately, due to some price rises, we are faced with removing items from our care packs or asking our loyal sewers to help us supply the baby wraps. If you are able we would love for you to help us out by sewing some wraps, details are below.
Wraps need to be a minimum of 100cm x 100cm, our preferred size is 120cm x 120cm when finished;
They can be made from a single piece of soft cotton, muslin or flannelette;
The fabric does not need to be pre-washed;
They do not need to be ‘backed’ or overlocked;
No fancy sewing is required, just a simple and clean hem around ¼ to ½ inch all round is required;
Corners can be rounded or square;
The fabric colours need to be gender neutral (this is really important to assist with ease of distribution). We suggest the following colours: solid colours such as white, grey, mint, yellow, simple patterns such as animals, starts, stripes, etc;
If you are really clever you can ask your fabric store to cut your fabric to 125cm lengths (to take into account the hem) and very quickly hem up the edge to sew a wrap in under 10 minutes;
We need 34 wraps per month so we are not limiting how many each person can sew;
All sewn items can be posted to PO Box 1114, West Leederville, WA 6901. If you have bulk donations, please get in touch with us to arrange a time and place to drop off.
Please include an e-mail address in your parcel so that we can send you an e-mail to say thank you and let you know your parcel arrived safely.
Thank you for your continued support. We couldn’t so this without the help of our wonderful sewers!
With many thanks,
Tiny Sparks WA
PS - If you are looking for different projects you can complete for us further information is available on our Knitting & Sewing page here.