Bonnets for Babies

Here at Hesketh Emporium we love to unite makers and creatives with people and organisations in need:

We were here when Covid struck and Headbands for Heroes UK helped tens of thousands of key workers to wear masks more comfortably. Sewing scrubs for the NHS through The Scrub Hub kept us busy as well.

We help to restore sewing machines and gift them to people who want to learn but may not be in a financial position to buy a sewing machine.

We teach sewing in our Wigan sewing groups and we love to teach soap making, lotion making and jam making …we just love to teach and help our community.

Now we’ve created a place where our talented community makes special bonnets which will be distributed to hospitals where they are needed – all free of charge – Bonnets for Babies

I will start by posting the patterns and how-to guides. Then we will add sign-up forms for makers and request forms for hospitals, plus all the other admin around our new endeavour. Our facebook page Bonnets for Babies has all the information, patterns and sign-up forms you need to get involved.

In the meantime you can help by spreading the word, getting your needles, hooks and machines ready and showing your interest so I can start collecting information.

Thank you for your support!


Hi, My name is Michele Nel and I run Bonnets for Babies.

If you would like to contact me please email or via our facebook page.

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