Ongoing Needs


In addition to our monthly projects, some items are frequently requested.

The list below shows our most asked for items that we gift in the thousands each year.

Whether you can make one or one hundred, all help is appreciated!

This list will be updated periodically.

ItemSuppliesPattern/ Tutorial
Baby bibs NB-12 months


Front – cotton or flannelette

Back – Flannelette or towelling

Age appropriate prints

Burp ClothsFront – cotton or flannelette

Back – Flannelette or towelling

Inner – cotton/bamboo batting, towelling or flannelette

Contoured style preferred


Turned and top stitched or bound with bias binding

Library BagsColourful kids fabrics

Cotton/ poly cotton
Lined or unlined depending on weight of fabric

Can be appliqued/ embroidered or use printed fabrics

Threading My Way Library Bag or similar
Drawstring Bags A4Colourful kids fabrics

Plain fabrics for older children



Double drawstring – leave unstrung

Finished size approximately A4 (portrait, not landscape)
Drawstring Bags A3Ladies
ChristmasDouble drawstring – cotton tape or jersey yarn
Finished size

approximately A3 (portrait, not landscape)

Drawstring Bags


Colourful kids fabrics, plain fabrics

Double drawstring – cotton tape or jersey yarn

Finished size approximately pillowcase size
Pencil CasesColourful kids fabrics




Zipper closure or drawstring or pencil roll

Any pattern as long as it is approximately 20cm long with zip closure


Threading My Way Drawstring Pencil Case


Pencil Roll

Toiletry BagsMen



Zippered Closure

Boxy Toiletry Bag

(or similar pattern of your choice)

Toiletry Bag

(or similar pattern of your choice)

Soft ToysSofties and comforters can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, machine embroidered

No larger than 30cm

New filling must be used

All eyes and facial features must be sewn on. No safety eyes, stick on eyes etc

Any for kids 0-10 and aged care
Sensory ItemsSensory Mitts, Mats & toysAny – google for some examples or visit our facebook group

Worry worms are very popular with all ages!

Felt Hearts1000 HeartsVisit website for pattern & instructions
Sanitary PouchesAlmost anything as long as it isn’t too thick to sew!

Please interface thin fabrics

Easy Pocket Pouch



Please label your donations with type, size and which project they are for (eg – Lap Blanket, Knitted, May 2024)

This will greatly help our volunteers to sort and distribute them as quickly as possible.

In Person Delivery: The Sewing Lair, 4/29 Logan River Road Beenleigh Q
Postal Delivery: SFCA, 38 Bladensburg Dr Waterford QLD 4133

Project enquiries:

To request items: Visit our website. Scroll down and fill in the online request form.