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Information about making sewing and infant layette kits

Example sewing kit. 

Sewing Kits for Jamaica, Haiti, & Mexico & Haiti Lifesong

  1. Kit bags 
    • Zippered are preferred
  2. 1 tape measure 
    • Metric
  3. 1 pkg. needles 
    • approx. 25
  4. 1 medium sized thimble
  5. 1 pkg. straight pins 
    • approx. 100
  6. 1 dressmaker scissors
  7. 2 spools dual use white thread 
    • 300 yd each
  8. 2 spools dual use black thread 
    • 300 yd each
  9. misc. snaps 
    • approx. 20-25
  10. Hooks and eyes 
    • approx. 12
  11. Assorted safety pins 
    • approx. 10
  12. Buttons 
    • approx. 12-24

Example layette kit. Some details may vary from the exact kit you choose.

Infant Layettes: for Mexico - Goodfield

Follow directions – no changes or additions

On label, include origin of clothing and what they are made of

Place items in a bag of pillowcase.

  1. 2 Large sleepers
    • Or very good used
    • Origin and fabric type on label
  2. 2 large onsies or t-shirts
    • Origin and fabric type on label
  3. 3 cloth diapers
  4. 2 receiving blankets
  5. 1 pair large rubber pants
  6. 1 bar baby soap
  7. 1 bottle shampoo
  8. 4 diaper pins

Infant Layettes: for Haiti - Bluffton

Items may be purchased.

NO nylon fabric for tropical climates.

  1. Receiving blanket
    • About 1 sq. yard
    • Wrap in this blanket
  2. 2 light-weight gowns or sleepers
  3. 1 onsie
  4. 3 cloth diapers
  5. 1 bar baby soap
  6. 4 diaper pins
  7. 1 toy (optional)

Lifesong Infant Layettes: for Haiti – Fairbury

Items may be purchased.

NO nylon fabric for tropical climates.

  1. Receiving blanket
    • About 1 sq. yard
    • Wrap in this blanket
  2. 2 light-weight gowns
  3. 1 short kimono
  4. 3 cloth diapers
  5. 1 bar baby soap
  6. 4 diaper pins
  7. 1 toy (optional)

Hospital Lumiere Infant Layette – Bluffton

Put all into a large (i.e. Rubbermaid) tub. Items may be purchased.

NO nylon fabric.

Breathable cotton is best.

  1. 1 receiving blanket
    • Can use to wrap contents as a small bundle
  2. 4 diaper pins
    • to pin blanket closed
  3. 2 light weight gowns
    • Alternative: Sleepers but gowns are preferred
  4. 4 onsies
  5. 1 bar baby soap
  6. 1 toy (optional)


Flannel Diapers for Jamaica or Haiti - Fairbury

  1. Double thickness flannel
    • Width: 10” X 17”
  2. 2 twill tape ties
    • 28”
    • sewn on 3” apart

Hospital Lumiere Diaper Kit – Bluffton

Put all into a large (i.e. Rubbermaid) tub.

Either wrap in each one in a blanket or put in drawstring bag

  1. 12 prefolded cloth diapers
  2. 6 diaper pins
  3. 4 plastic/rubber pants
  4. 1 tube diaper rash cream

Start Here

  1. Contact kit coordinator Carol Indermuhle (330-658-4731) to determine which kits are currently needed.
  2. Read detailed instructions for your kit type so you can prepare:  
    • Bag to pack items in (some are purchased and some are sewn)
    • Items for in the kit
    • Labels for each box of kits
  3. Bags for the kits can be made or inexpensive bags can be purchased at www.tansclub.com. Instructions for making drawstring bags or zippered sewing bags can be found at:  
  4. Purchase items for the kits. (Note: School supplies can often be purchased for a good price during the back-to-school sales.)
  5. Labels are required to each box of kits to ensure that it gets routed to the correct distribution center. To obtain labels you may:  
    • Order 3”x 4” labels with the HarvestCall logo and print required information on them (see example). Call 765-250-4295 or email info@harvestcall.org to order labels.
    • Order 3”x 4” labels already printed with your type of kit, kit contents, etc. by calling 765-250-4295 or emailing info@harvestcall.org. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.
    • Print your own labels on your own 3”x 4” blank labels (or print on plain paper and cut and tape them to the box.) Be sure your labels have all the required information on them.
  6. Organize a work night and create an assembly line to pack the kits. 
  7. If using drawstring bags, after filling the kit, tie the strings in a bow so the contents don’t spill out. If it is in a knot and needs to be cut, they can’t reuse the tie string bag
  8. Completed boxes of kits can be delivered to the Distribution Center nearest you. Be sure to put the correct distribution center on the label and the kits will be routed appropriately. The distribution center for each kit is listed at the end of the kit title. 
  9. For questions concerning Haiti kits, contact Brett/Cindy Shorb cindys@adamswells.com
  10. For questions concerning Jamaica kits, or Jamaica CCCD kits, contact Alan Roth alan@rothstoneworks.com

Feel free to contact Carol Indermuhle (330-658-4731) with any additional questions.