Sewing Projects to Give As Gifts

Sew for Nursing Homes and Hospitals and Other Charities

Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Everyone thinks that just because the hospital or a nursing home is so expensive, there is no need that isn't supplied... far from reality!  Your sewing skills and scraps of fabric can give an infant a good start in life, help someone maintain their independence and so much more! The smiles your gifts cause are WELL worth the short amount of time these projects take to sew.

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    Babies are born every day and as much as it may surprise everyone, many are born to homes that have nothing for the new arrival. Help that baby get a better start by sewing up some receiving blankets.

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    Fleece Blanket with Cotton Quilting Charm. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you have the materials and the time, use them to sew a blanket that's a little more special than a receiving blanket.

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    The Front of an Envelope Back Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    I've had the pleasure of delivering a load of handmade throw pillows to a nursing home. The residents were all smiles and even suggested that the staff hold them as bingo prizes.

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    Customized Walker Caddy. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A walker is a great help, but both hands are busy. A walker caddy is a perfect solution to help someone maintain their independence.

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    Adult bibs are not found in every department store the way baby bibs are and they can be needed even more than a baby bib. Make the bibs special with embellishments and make that person who needs a bib smile!

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    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Here's an economical project to make from your scraps and a great personalized gift. Choose​ some fabric that fits the guys and/or gals or use machine embroidery techniques to make any fabric just perfect! These would make great bingo prizes in a nursing home!