One of the most popular draws to http://www.everythingyourmamamade.com over the last for years has been my free NICU Friendly Smock Pattern. By popular demand I have gotten around to professional digitizing it AND not just in the 1 original ‘one size fits most’ size but in 4 different sizes for 1lb micro preemies up to 11lb newborns. It also has links to where you can donate if you don’t have a NICU looking for them near by. THIS PATTERN IS A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM MY CRAFTSY ACCOUNT. Craftsy is a great free site for indie pattern designers like myself. It is free to create an account. You add it to your cart & check out. Since it is free they will ask for NO payment information ;). Then you can download it as often as you need right from your account.
NICU Smock for Micro Preemies to Newborns
I drafted this pattern 7 years ago after my cousin’s little boy Benjamin was born months early weighing in at 2lbs 8oz I searched everywhere for preemie cloths to fit! Babies less than 3lbs are considered ‘micro-preemie’ & you can actually find some stuff on the internet to buy made, but not many patterns.
So after looking at different things I drafted up a pattern for a NICU friendly preemie smock that fits a good range of sizes. When babies are in the NICU it really helps the parents to see their little ones wearing some sort of clothing. BUT with all the monitors & wires many clothes are difficult to get on, or they get in the way of the wires or the nurses… which is what makes these so great! 7 years later I have revamped it to include not just 1 but 4 different sizes!!!
I do not want to sell this pattern because I did not create it so people could make them to sell, or I could profit off of it, but instead to encourage people to help others out. For that reason this pattern is FREE FOR PERSONAL & CHARITY USE ONLY. This pattern, the pieces along with the instructions & photos, are copyrighted & may not be sold or reproduced without the written consent from the owner of Everything Your Mama Made & More! Feel free to link people back to the blog where they can access it free http://www.everythingyourmamamade.com or to the craftsy listing.
Before sewing items to donate to the hospital (this or others) PLEASE contact them first & ask what they need… you may need to bring this in to show them before they can give you an answer. Some hospitals are very strict about what they can take. If you would like to help but don’t have a local hospital in need Gracie’s Gowns always has families in need! You can send them there & they will distribute them to NICU’s & families who would love them.
If you have, any questions feel free to send me a quick email or leave a comment Happy Sewing! Kymy Everything Your Mama Made & More!
SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
- Micro Preemie 1-3lbs & up to 15″
- Tiny Preemie 3-5lbs & up to 17.5″
- NB Preemie 5-8lbs & up to 20″
- Newborn 8-11lbs & up to 22.5″
- 1/8 yard or more soft cotton fabric PREWASHED
- Sewing Machine
- Tracing tool
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Letter Sized Paper
DOWNLOAD THE PATTERN ON CRAFTSY FOR FREE HERE.
This is one of the few patterns I ask you NOT TO SELL. I do not want to sell this pattern because I did not create it so people could make them to sell, or I could profit off of it, but instead to encourage people to help others out. For that reason this pattern is FREE FOR PERSONAL & CHARITY USE ONLY.
The link doesn’t work.
It seems to be working for others but a few people seem to have issues at times with the short link with analytics attached to it. Here is the full direct link… http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/nicu-smock-for-micro-preemies—newborns/64312?SSAID=761619
It looks like you are not lining all of yours. How are you finishing the raw edges of flannels or fleeces? Thanks!
For unlined/single layer ones I finish the edges with my serger/overlocker. I also do turned and topstitched as well. The seams on the turned & topstitched don’t need finished since they are incased & topstitched down. I hope that helps!