Instructions and Patterns

Below are instructions and patterns of items needed at Midwest Mission.


The wonderful thing about these sewing projects, is that it gives missionaries opportunities to use their gifts & talents of sewing, knitting & crocheting off site, for children in need. 


In choosing fabric for any of these patterns, please do NOT use fabric that has:

  • Patriotic Images
  • Camouflage
  • Advertising
  • Hand Prints
  • Foot Prints
  • Paw Prints

Midwest Mission asks this due to the majority of these items being sent to developing countries and we need to be respectful of their customs and beliefs. 


Please use new and unwashed fabric. 


Any infant-sized sweater pattern is acceptable, but please - no ties or buttons for safety reasons.


For questions or for other patterns that are not posted below, please call Midwest Mission at 217.483.7911.

  • Layette baby sweaters - knit (No Patterns) 

  • layette baby sweaters - crochet (No patterns)

  • gowns and outfits - sew (instructions only)

    For the Patterns: Call 217.483.7911 or e-mail office@midwestmission.org for patterns to be mailed to you.  Only two patterns for each gender can be mailed to you.  Please provide the sizes when you contact. 

    Fabric to be used: New Cotton and Cotton Knit. 
    (New Flannel can be used for the Layette Gown and Kimona) 
    Girls Outfit Sizes:                             
    1                                                            
    2                                                            
    3                                                          
    4                                                          
    6                                                          

    Boys Outfit Tank Top Sizes:
    xxs 2
    xs 3
    S 4
    S 5
    M 7
    L 9

    Boys V - Neck Outfit Sizes: 
    xxs 2
    xs 3/4
    S 5/6
    M 7/8
    LG 9
    XLG 10/12

  • School bag for student kit- Sew (no pattern)

    Fabric to be used: Denim, corduroy, sailcloth, medium-heavy drapery fabric light upholstery. No double-knit. 

    Call Barb at 630.504.2043 to request light upholstery fabric for pick up only at MMDC.
  • Layette Diaper - sew (instructions only)

    For the Pattern: Call 217.483.7911 or e-mail office@midwestmission.org for patterns for patterns to be mailed to you.   

    Fabric to be used: New Flannel
  • Cover Them with Love Quilts - sew (no patterns)

    Instructions Only
  • Midwest Mission feminine hygiene "Day Pad"

    (Patterns and INSTRUCTIONS)

    Fabric to be used: Polyurethane Laminate (PUL, a waterproof fabric) and Washed Flannel. 


    FEMININE HYGIENE INSTRUCTIONS

    DAY PAD PATTERN

    DAY PAD - INSIDE PADDING PATTERN

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ONE HANDLE BAG

  • Midwest Mission feminine hygiene "night pad" 

    (patterns and instructions)

    Fabric to be used: Polyurethane Laminate (PUL, a waterproof fabric) and washed Flannel. 


    FEMININE HYGIENE INSTRUCTIONS

    NIGHT PAD PATTERN

    NIGHT PAD - INSIDE PADDING PATTERN

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE ONE HANDLE BAG