Stitched with Love

“When they gave him to me, he was wrapped in a pale blue blanket. The nurse who
swaddled him, carefully took her time to make sure each tuck and crease was secure
and tightly enclosed around his tiny body. As I held him, I gazed at his little features
and noticed the beautiful trim of the blanket that framed his petite face. I cherish that
blanket, not only because it kept him warm, but for catching my tears as we had to say
our goodbyes. It is a precious gift that I still look at and hold today.” Emry’s mother, 2010
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With a belief that every baby, no matter how brief their life, should be wrapped in a cozy blanket or given a beautiful hat, the Still Remembered Project knows how cherished knitted, crocheted and sewn items are to families who have lost a baby. The Stitched with Love project was formed to help ensure that every baby and family has the gift of a handcrafted item for a baby or in honor of a baby. 

Stitched with Love collects a variety of homemade knitted, crocheted and sewn items which are all donated to local hospitals, funeral homes and bereaved families. Wedding gowns are also collected for volunteers to redesign into ‘Angel Gowns’ for infants. Volunteers, mostly bereaved mothers and grandmothers, donate their time and talent to create all of these priceless items for the tiniest of babies. Every stitch is done with love.

We are forever grateful.

Interested in donating or volunteering with Stitched with Love? Read the information below, check out our Frequently Asked Question or email us at stitchedwithlove@stillremembered.org. Information and contact information about our Angel Gowns Program is listed below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Homemade knitted, crocheted and sewn baby items that are within the specified guidelines (below)
  • Monetary donations



Stitched with Love items are personally delivered to local Pittsburgh and Weirton hospitals, funeral homes and families. Additionally blankets are used to line Still Remembered Memory Boxes and are wrapped around bears for Still Family Sibling Bags

  • Booties (knit/crochet)
  • Blankets (knit/crochet/sewn)
  • Pocket Blankets
  • Hats (knit/crochet)
  • Lovies
  • Angel Wings
  • Donated Wedding Dresses are made into Angel Gowns
  • Handkerchiefs with solid Pink or Blue Border

  • Homemade items must be solid pastels, whites and creams
  • Worsted, DK, Sport or baby weight yarn – no bulky yarns
  • Blankets
    • Minimum size of 24 inches x 24 inches
    • Maximum size of 42 inches x 42 inches
  • The patterns listed on our site are just suggestions. Please feel free to use a different pattern
  • Hats of ALL sizes are accepted and must have a loose or elastic fit, especially around the forehead
  • Type of yarn and washing instructions must be provided
  • All donations MUST be laundered prior to donating
  • Make sure you check all hand sewn items to remove any needles or pins you may have used during construction


Volunteers will make arrangements to pick up donations in the Pittsburgh area. Please contact stitchedwithlove@stillremembered.org.

Donations to Stitched with Love may be sent to: 

Stitched with Love
C/O The Still Remembered Project
PO Box 13
Bethel Park, PA 15102


Angel Gowns

Angel Gowns are created from donated wedding gowns. Our volunteers take fabric from donated wedding gowns and redesign the wedding dress into a simple, tiny gown for a precious baby. In many cases, our volunteers can create a few Angel Gowns from one wedding gown. These Angel Gowns are offered to families whose babies have passed away as a precious outfit for them to dress their little one in. Some families will have their baby baptized, blessed or photographed in the gown. Others will choose to bury their baby in these precious garments. They truly are a cherished gift to the families who receive them. Learn more about the Angel Gown Program > >

Stitched with Love Patterns

Looking to use your knitting, crocheting and sewing skills to create handmade items for Stitched with Love? Below are some patterns to get you started.

Sewing Patterns

Pocket Blanket

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