Effective September 6, 2017, the hours for the
Stitchin' for Kids workshops will be 10:00am to 12:30pm.
Thanks to the generosity of owner Carolie Hensley,
the workshops are held at The Cotton Patch
1025 Brown Avenue, Lafayette, California.
Our gifts include doll wardrobes and accessories to be given with new Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, stuffed animals and other toys, plus quilts and blankets. We create many of our own patterns.
We make twice yearly donations to hospitals in Northern California and Washington.
Since 2009, volunteers who like to sew and knit have contributed to the project. They appreciate that their efforts will brighten a child's day.
Many, but not all, of our gifts are created using patterns designed by our own volunteers. The development of these patterns was important in providing a tool for volunteers to participate in the project. This website provides free downloads of patterns to facilitate the distribution to volunteers. The patterns are intended to be used for the project. If you would like to use the patterns for personal reasons, we would appreciate you making a second item for the project.
Child Life Specialists in the hospitals have told us that our handmade gift brings an extra touch of love.
Our Long Sleeved Sweater pattern has been updated to remove the collar. It seems to work better with a ribbed neckline instead of the collar. Please, if you are knitting sweaters check your sizing by adjusting needles or yarn. Everyone knits a little differently and sweaters easily come out too large. If you have a doll, please try your sweater on. If not, we always have dolls at Doll Day for you to check sizing.
Stitchin' for Kids is a group of volunteers who create gifts for children requiring extended stays in hospitals. The gifts are intended to entertain as well as to provide comfort. The gifts are designed for the needs of children of all ages.
Contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org