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. 

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.  


Child Life Specialists in the hospitals have told us that our handmade gift brings an extra touch of love.


Our gifts include doll wardrobes and accessories to be given with new 14.5 inch dolls, baby dolls, car carriers for boys, stuffed animals and other toys.  We create many of our own patterns.

We make twice yearly donations to hospitals in Northern California and Washington.  

For more information:


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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.

Hearts for Hearts dolls have been discontinued by the manufacturer.  We have selected Glitter Girl by Battat as our replacement starting with our Spring 2022 delivery.  Stitchin' for Kids board members are currently resizing patterns.  Watch the pattern page for replacement patterns Summer of 2021.  For any Hearts for Hearts garments you may currently have in progress, please contact Stitchin' for Kids for instruction, needed inventory for the Fall 2021 delivery or any other questions you may have.


Before starting any projects for donation, please read and familiarize yourself with our newly added Hospital Standards for Safety.   This document was created with feedback from professional hospital staff to ensure our donations meet the needs and safety standards for the children.

This document also on the our Pattern page.

(Click on our logo below to go to the document)

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The hours for the Stitchin' for Kids

workshops are 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.

​Suspended until further notice due to pandemic.

By Snail Mail​​

​​​​Sewers and knitters new to our project are invited to send three items or outfits to our PO Box.

We will follow-up with feedback about fit and function within a month.

Please include your e-mail address.

Stitchin' for Kids

P.O. Box 144

Fairfax,  CA   94978