Wednesday 23 November 2016

Drawstring Laundry Bags for NICU Babies

I've made some more drawstring bags for babies in the NICU at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne (Australia) - a quick, feel good project that uses up just a little of the stash.

Drawstring laundry bags for NICU babies ~ Threading My Way

You can find details of the bags, and the project, in the post about the first set of bags.

Of the fourteen bags I made this time, my favourite is the owl one, made from a panel of fabric by talented Australian designer,  Saffron Craig. A couple of years ago, my daughter and I spent a fabulous day screen printing with Saffron.

The first set of bags were made with pink Paper Dolls by Sheryl Rae Marquez for Windham Fabrics. I think I prefer the blue.

Spring Trail is designed by my daughter over at Spoonflower.

Fourteen bags and not a dent in the stash!!! I'll have to sew faster.

Not sure why I interrupted my Christmas sewing to make these bags, but that's the way I roll - sew what I want, when I want. It's a luxury I'm enjoying.

If you have the time and inclination, you might like to read Helping Others Through Sewing.

... Pam


  1. I love the fabrics in there. And what a great cause too! Such a simple quick project that does good. :) I might have to look into something like that in my area.

  2. Pam, what a lovely thing to do. As a Mum of three Premmie babies, I know how much these small gestures of kindness mean. Love, Mimi xxx

    1. Thanks, Mimi. Good to hear your thoughts as someone who's been in the situation.

  3. That's a luxury I enjoy as well, when the mood strikes :D Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do ... sometimes it involves sewing, and sometimes - chocolate :D Either are good! :)
    Pretty bags - it's great to have a go-to project to work on when you don't want to do what you *should* be doing but you want to sew, and bust some stash, and work on something that doesn't require a lot of brainwork - it's fun down time :)


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