I was just delighted to find free patterns for preemies from Laurie Anderson of Southern Stitches. The patterns are included in issue #118 of Sew Beautiful magazine but are also available at Laurie’s Southern Stitches web site.
More preemie garments from Laurie Anderson’s free patterns, as shown in Sew Beautiful issue #118.
At that web site you will find her lovely machine embroidered shadow work designs and lots of other goodies. By clicking on Sew Beautiful Published Freebies you will find the free downloads of the preemie patterns, as well as free hand embroidery bullion knot designs for bunnies. Laurie even offers free machine embroidery designs.
Every issue of Sew Beautiful and Creative Needle magazines is carefully filed away in my sewing room. As each arrived, I read through it thoroughly, but rarely can recall articles that did not have immediate usefulness.
So when I wanted to sew for sweet preemie Lily, I had completely forgotten about this article. Now, I have downloaded the free patterns and have them available when the need arises again.
Laurie is involved in the caring ministry of Threads of Love. Each day dozens of babies are born too tiny to live or premature and at great risk. Their families are rarely prepared with the wee clothes need for these babies who are born too soon. Threads of Love works to fill that need by donating preemie clothing and burial gowns to hospitals. If you would like to participate in that program, click on the link above to contact them. Meanwhile, you might want to download these patterns so they will be handy if the need arises within your own circle of family and friends.
Thanks, Laurie, for your generous gift of these patterns.