Re-vamped FREE NICU Friendly Smock Pattern

One of the most popular draws to over the last for years has been my free NICU Friendly Smock Pattern.  By popular demand I have gotten around to professional digitizing it AND not just in the 1 original ‘one size fits most’ size but in 4 different sizes for 1lb micro preemies up to 11lb newborns.  It also has links to where you can donate if you  don’t have a NICU looking for them near by.

THIS PATTERN IS A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM MY SHOP.   It is free to create an account.  You add it to your cart & check out.  Since it is free they will ask for NO credit card or PayPal payment information ;).  Then you can download it as often as you need right from your account.

Why do you need an account?  1 is for file security, and the other is because on occasion we do update our patterns, in the event that we make an update (and only then) we will email those who have downloaded it letting them know what was changed and that the new version is available to download.

NICU Smock for Micro Preemies to Newborns 




I drafted this pattern 7 years ago after my cousin’s little boy Benjamin was born months early weighing in at 2lbs 8oz I searched everywhere for preemie cloths to fit! Babies less than 3lbs are considered ‘micro-preemie’ & you can actually find some stuff on the internet to buy made, but not many patterns.

So after looking at different things I drafted up a pattern for a NICU friendly preemie smock that fits a good range of sizes. When babies are in the NICU it really helps the parents to see their little ones wearing some sort of clothing. BUT with all the monitors & wires many clothes are difficult to get on, or they get in the way of the wires or the nurses… which is what makes these so great! 7 years later I have revamped it to include not just 1 but 4 different sizes!!!

I do not want to sell this pattern because I did not create it so people could make them to sell, or I could profit off of it, but instead to encourage people to help others out. For that reason this pattern is FREE FOR PERSONAL & CHARITY USE ONLY. This pattern, the pieces along with the instructions & photos, are copyrighted & may not be sold or reproduced without the written consent from the owner of Everything Your Mama Made & More! Feel free to link people back to the blog where they can access it free or to the craftsy listing.

Before sewing items to donate to the hospital (this or others) PLEASE contact them first & ask what they need… you may need to bring this in to show them before they can give you an answer. Some hospitals are very strict about what they can take. If you would like to help but don’t have a local hospital in need Gracie’s Gowns always has families in need! You can send them there & they will distribute them to NICU’s & families who would love them.

If you have, any questions feel free to send me a quick email or leave a comment Happy Sewing! Kymy Everything Your Mama Made & More!


  • Micro Preemie 1-3lbs & up to 15″
  • Tiny Preemie 3-5lbs & up to 17.5″
  • NB Preemie 5-8lbs & up to 20″
  • Newborn 8-11lbs & up to 22.5″


  • 1/8 yard or more soft cotton fabric PREWASHED
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tracing tool


  • Printer
  • Letter Sized Paper
  • Tape


This is one of the few patterns I ask you NOT TO SELL FINISHED ITEMS FROM.  I do not want to sell this pattern because I did NOT create it so people could make them to sell, or I could profit off of it, but instead to encourage people to help others out. For that reason this pattern is FREE FOR PERSONAL & CHARITY USE ONLY.  That does not mean selling them for charity, but for donating finished items.

8 Responses

  1. Melisa Gilbert
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    The link doesn’t work.

  2. Carla Fiedler
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    Thank you!

  3. Sheryll
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    It looks like you are not lining all of yours. How are you finishing the raw edges of flannels or fleeces? Thanks!

    • Kymy
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      For unlined/single layer ones I finish the edges with my serger/overlocker. I also do turned and topstitched as well. The seams on the turned & topstitched don’t need finished since they are incased & topstitched down. I hope that helps!

  4. Gayle Skeet
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    Your Pattern is so nicely prepared. I do lots of crocheting for the NICU but it is almost sewing season. Thank you so much for taking the time to offer this pattern. My work goes to the Regina General Hospital for Angels for Warmth Charity

  5. Christine L Westbrook
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    I am preparing to start making these. Does the smock piece A have to be cut on the fold for a special reason? Is a seam there uncomfortable for the baby? I ask because I have some small pieces of flannel I could use if I allow for a seam. The smocks will be lined and a lining would be cut without a seam or vice versa so there would be only one seam in this scenario. I also have scraps that I could patch together for piece A to make one side and then line it with a solid piece. I could top stitch the seams down, too. Do you think these are acceptable ideas?

    • kymy
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      The lining you want to be a solid piece, preemies have sensitive skin and rubbing seams under their back could potentially cause an issue. I you patchwork fabric together for the outside and make sure to press the seams flat and then line it, it should work okay.

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