Holy Sews

Mending Hearts One Stitch at a Time

Holy Sews provides handmade infant burial clothing for families that experience the loss of their baby during gestational weeks 16-25.  These micro preemie babies are much too tiny and fragile for any other clothing that is readily available. We accomplish this by supplying hospitals and funeral homes with a stock of layettes that families can choose from. All of this is provided at absolutely no charge to the hospitals, funeral homes, or the families that they serve.

We are entirely funded by donations and all of our garments are made by volunteers.

Click here to find activities to get involved.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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Future Events

Date/Time Event
05/01/2016
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mother's Day Observance Service and Work Day
Little Rock, AR – Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Little Rock AR
06/12/2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Work Day
Little Rock, AR – Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church, Little Rock AR
06/28/2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Board Meeting
Benedict House – Our Lady of Holy Sews Catholic Church, Little Rock AR

 

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Work day today! Come early and join us for lunch--no pressure to stay if it is too difficult. We understand.
The first visit with us IS hard. BRING A FRIEND! After that? You'll know without a doubt that you're among friends--and you can still bring a friend. We are all his hands.
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Another thing that recently became abundantly clear to me.

Simple, elegant design is best.

I know we all like things that are precious and cute. However, I believe we might need to reel it back toward soft, solid colors with not much pattern--especially for the 16-19 week babies.

Options are good, so families can choose.

For the 20+ week babies. We have that well covered. But for the wee tiny ones, we need to reconsider a few precious details.

Let me know if you have questions.
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I've been thinking about hats all day. Yes, hats.

It became abundantly clear to me yesterday that our tiny golf-ball size caps MUST immediately become bonnets. The wee tiny babies at 17 weeks have very precious, soft heads. To do anything more than place a soft bonnet on them will do more harm than good.

I recommend using the softest, smallest yarn possible, and do golf ball sized bonnets, please.

The caps are still a good keepsake, because they are a tangible representation of baby's actual head-size.

These tiny babies are the ones who are even too tiny for our tunic. Hard to believe, but it's true. The wrap still works beautifully.

Keep up the fabulous work, folks. Let's keep improving. 👍
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April 30 marks the last official day of April Showers for Holy Sews. It doesn't have to be the end of your gifts--keep on giving if the spirit moves you.

The most recent post for this event was April 27. I've purposefully waited these three days to show the time it took for me to be in labor and finally deliver baby Ryan. It may not seem long in your busy life, but trust me, it was an eternity for a broken heart.

So you see, April 30 marks the end of this event, but it also marks DAY ONE for me. Shortly after 7:00 pm on this date in 2007, my shell was empty, and eventually it was filled with this wonderful ministry. Trust me when I say this statement is greatly over-simplified. The emptiness happened in a second, but the fullness took many months.

Thank you to each one of you who opened your hearts to give to this wonderful ministry. I am forever grateful.
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Waited a long time to give this sweet man a hug! Thank you for your kindness and generosity! Holy Sews thanks you from the bottom of our hearts! John Chamberlin ... See MoreSee Less

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Susanne Stabnick Julia stabnick!
I love you both! Your presence is vital to this ministry!
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I am truly humbled and thankful for each of you who came to our celebration last night. I really didn't know what to expect, which is reasonable when the fabulous Craig O'Neill is involved. He saved my tail! It would've been really boring with just me standing up there!

Each of you, with your unwavering support for Holy Sews... Well... It's a gift, and I feel it in the core of my being. It can only be described as sacred and holy.

Nine years ago on 4/28/07. We trudged to the hospital to start induction process to deliver our lifeless baby boy. To say that it was a very low point in my life is an understatement.

On this day, nine years ago, I never, ever saw this beautiful ministry coming. Keeping the Holy Spirit on our shoulders, let's forge ahead and keep doing this beautiful work. I'm not even going to try to imagine and plan too far into the future, as *I* am far too small to do that. I will simply follow. Thank you all for walking beside me.
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April Showers for Holy Sews
A great night with Craig O'Neill and my Sew Sisters.
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