Baby clothing patterns for sewing, knitting or crochet that are easily adapted to the small size of a preemie are baby gowns, newborn sleepers, infant kimonos, bibs, booties, onesies, sleep sacks, hats and shirts. The simplest patterns that fit a preemie are looser style gowns and kimonos.
Loose gowns and kimonos do not have to be precisely fitted to the exact measurements of baby's body but are simply hooked or buttoned up at the front. When sewing clothing patterns for preemies, make sure to use fabric that is soft, warm and non-synthetic, such as 100-percent cotton or polar fleece. The best yarns to use when knitting or crocheting wearable items for preemies are soft and easily washable fibers that are specifically labelled as baby yarns, such as organic cotton, bamboo, acrylic and natural wools.