Sewing for Babies

Category: Human Services

This Year's Project: Sewing for Babies

About Our Organization

Many new mothers in Beatrice and surrounding communities find it difficult to purchase all the items needed for their newborns. Sewing For Babies helps them as we sew items needed for caring for their little ones. Our 15 volunteers spent 2,013  hours this year making quilts, bibs, burps, changing pads diaper bags, sleepers, receiving blankets and toys for these precious little ones. Our organization is a  501c3  charitable organization that depends on donations of material, yarn ,thread and money to meet these demands. The items we make can be obtained at WIC Clinics or Willow at no charge.  So far this year we’ve donated 1,386 items and will donate that amount again in September.     

Current Project: Sewing for Babies

Sewingn for Babies needs funds to purchase flannel, batting, interlock knit to make quilts and sleepers for infants.  We use the smaller peices that are left to make bibs, burp cloths and changing pads also. 

Past Projects

  • Quilts and Sleepers

    Project Details

    Material we need to purchase for or projects include flannel, batting and interlock knit. The flannel and batting are used for quilts, and receiving blankets while the interlock knit is needed for sewing sleepers and rompers.  Each year we donate 300 quilts, 300 receiving blankets and 425 sleepers for these babies. The cost of the material we need to buy continues to rise, with about $17,000 needed to make these items. Leftover flannel and batting is used for bibs, burps and changing pads.                                                                                     

  • Quilts and Sleepers

    Project Details

    Sewing for Babies doesn't often get donations of material and batting for larger items and has to purchase those on our own, a cost that would reach up to $27,000 a year if purchased at full price. Flannel and batting are used to make quilts and receiving blankets, with leftover batting and flannel used for bibs and changing pads and scraps of batting is used to stuff toys. Sewing for Babies also purchases interlock knit to make sleepers and penquins to give away. 

    So far in 2022 Sewing for Babies has given away 435 bibs, 332 changing pads, 419 quilts, 275 receiving blankets, and 149 toys, as well as 267 sleepers and 40 penguins across 9 counties in southeast Nebraska. All donations through the Big Give to support the $5,000 goal will allow us to continue making and distributing these items. 

  • Materials for Projects

    Project Details

    Many of the items we make can be made from scraps of donated material, but we need large pieces of flannel and batting to make quilts. We donate about 360 quilts a year, and then we also need to purchase interlock knit for sleepers. We donate around 250 sleepers per year. The cost of material is increasing each year so funding is needed to purchase the material we need.

  • Supplies to Make Sleepers & Quilts

    Project Details

    Our organization depends totally on donations of material, yarn, thread, and money to continue. Monetary donations are needed for supplies and material for making quilts and sleepers. We made and donated 2,886 items for distribution in 2019, including 332 quilts and 273 sleepers. Our volunteers spent 8,212 hours in 2019 to make these items.

    The cost of making a quilt is $30.00 and sleepers are $24.00, so our organization is attempting to raise $16,512 to cover the cost of supplies to make items for distribution.

  • Sewing quilts and sleepers, rompers

    Project Details

    We will need batting, flannel and material for each quilt we make. We donate 300 quilts per year to Blue Valley Community action and each one costs at least $30.00 to make. The interlock knit costs $12.00 to $15.00 a yard and 2 yards are needed for each sleeper we make. We supply Blue Valley Community action with 300 sleepers and 80 rompers per year.

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Sewing for Babies

9753 W. Hickory Road
DeWitt , NE 68341

(402) 228-0786

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