Saturday 8 October 2016

Drawstring Laundry Bags for NICU Babies

Drawstring bags are quick and easy to make, so when Ros put out the call to help make some for NICU babies, I didn't hesitate in replying that I'd make some.

Simple drawstring bags for NICU babies at Ronald McDonald House at the Northern Hospital in Epping, Melbourne ~ Threading My Way

The bags are for babies in the NICU at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne (Australia). Each baby needs a cotton drawstring bag, to be used as a laundry bag for their gowns and jumpsuits.

Ros has written a tutorial for this simple drawstring bag, and her post includes mailing details.

Drawstring Laundry Bags for NICU Babies ~ Threading My Way

I whipped up seven bags - they don't take long!

Each bag takes ½ yard fabric, so that's 3½ yards all up. Didn't even make a visible dent in the stash!

I love the fabric! A couple of years ago I bought a whole bolt - Paper Dolls by Sheryl Rae Marquez for Windham Fabrics. It's out of print now, but I still have plenty left.

I'll be adding these drawstring laundry bags to both the Sewing for Charity and the Drawstring Bags link parties, here at Threading My Way.

If you are looking to do some feel good sewing, you might like to check out Helping Others Through Sewing.

... Pam


  1. I bought 54 fat quarters today (plus 3 yards (yardage) ... I think making any kind of dent in stash is going to be a monumental task :D But - who could resist 62 cents (US) per FQ? Not me!

    Great idea for laundry bags for the littlest ones -- such cute fabric!

  2. Thanks so much for participating and also sharing this Pam! I've seen a few pics so far and everyone is making such gorgeous bags. Very generous xx

  3. Great charity sewing, and those are cute bags sure to be appreciated! But wow, you bought a whole bolt!? You must really love that fabric! :D

  4. I would love to buy a whole bolt of fabric Pam, but where on earth do you keep it??

    Sweet bags


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