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Things to Make for a Baby

Updated on February 6, 2017

Lots of Baby Things to Make

I've been seeing all kinds of gifts to make for a baby online, so I'm filling this page with a collection of what I think are some of the best ideas and tutorials for creating baby things. The patterns vary from simple baby toys to an elaborate rocking chair and cradle combo. (The latter one would make an ideal family heirloom for sure.)

The softies pictured are pajama eaters. These may be something you'd consider making for a baby. Of course, it would be a while before a baby could actually use the pajama eater, but in the meantime they are cute to look at, don't you agree? More info about Pajama Eaters here.

(Photo credit Pam Irie)

Diaper Bag Pattern to Make for Babies
Diaper Bag Pattern to Make for Babies

Things to Make for a Baby #1

Roomy Diaper Bag

I love making bags and this diaper bag looks like a winner to me. The tutorial is here at Make Baby

(Photo credit Make Baby Stuff)

Burp Cloths to Make for a Baby
Burp Cloths to Make for a Baby

Things to Make for a Baby #2

DIY Burp Cloths

The colorful burp cloths pictured were sewn by Jessica at Sew Chic. These burp cloths are made with prefolded diapers and are a perfect thing to make for a baby. The method she used to create these beauties can be found in this tutorial from Chickpea Sewing Studio. Thank you ladies! :)

(Photo credit Jessica at Sew Chic)

Diaper Clutch - Things to Make for Baby
Diaper Clutch - Things to Make for Baby

Things to Make for a Baby #3

Diaper Clutch

Things to make for a baby include this clever diaper clutch which is truly a simple sewing project. Find the step by step directions here.

(Photo credit Christie at A Lemon Squeezy Home)

"Children reinvent your world for you."

- Susan Sarandon

Crib Skirt - Things to Make for a Baby
Crib Skirt - Things to Make for a Baby

Things to Make for a Baby #4

Pleated Crib Skirt

A pleated crib skirt like this conceptual design of Alicia Thommas from Sew4Home is a fashionable addition to any nursery. The crisp and clean lines of this crib skirt make for a welcome baby gift .

(Photo via Sew4Home)

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Things to Make for a Baby #5 - Reversible Wrap Dress

Wrap Dress - Things to Make for Baby
Wrap Dress - Things to Make for Baby

A list of things to make for a baby wouldn't be complete without this baby dress design. The idea for a reversible wrap dress is genius! We can all thank Melanie at The Crafty Cupboard for generously sharing this clever creation here. Thank you, Melanie!

(Photo credit The Crafty Cupboard)

Diaper Covers to Make for Baby
Diaper Covers to Make for Baby

Things to Make for a Baby #6

Diaper Covers

Thank you Dana at Made Everyday with Dana for sharing your pattern and free tutorial for these attractive diaper covers. These would be perfect things to make for a baby shower gift, don't you think?

(Photo credit Made Everyday with Dana)

Handmade Crib Sheets via danamadeit
Handmade Crib Sheets via danamadeit

Things to Make for Baby #7

Crib Sheets

Dana at danamadeit did it again! We have another winner with this super tutorial for making custom crib sheets. Finally!!! Here's the how-to.

(Photo credit Dana at danamadeit blog)

Make a Hooded Towel Set for Baby
Make a Hooded Towel Set for Baby

Things to Make for a Baby #8

Hooded Towel Set

I loved using hooded towels at bathtime back when I had babies in the house. Sew4Home has the step by step tutorial here.

(Photo credit Sew4Home)

Make your own bias tape binding EASILY with these super and inexpensive tools. The bias tape tool allows you to create lots of gorgeous double fold bias tape at a very low cost. (I make 11 1/4 yards of bias tape out of only 1/2 yard of fabric!)

Use this bias tape ruler to make cutting the fabric quick and easy. Then go to Prudent Baby to learn the super clever method she uses so bias tape making will have you asking yourself... "why haven't I done this before? It's so FUN!"

Baby Blocks
Baby Blocks

Things to Make for a Baby #9

Baby Blocks - BHG's Free Tutorial

Use your colorful cotton fabric scraps to create a dozen or so of these soft fabric blocks. A set of fun blocks will make a simple and charming gift for baby. (Click on the photo to go to the how-to.)

What things do you prefer to make for a baby?

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      5 years ago

      I think handmade things made the best gifts. You've given me some great ideas.

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      5 years ago

      A hand made gift is always special. You brought back the memory of a very special hand made quilt that a family friend was making when I was pregnant with my first son but she passed away before she was able to finish it. Her daughter knew that it was a project close to her Mom's heart, so she finished it and wrapped it up from her Mom at the shower. I use that quilt for all my children and often thought of the labor of love it was. :)

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      6 years ago

      The last thing I made for BabyG (baby grand or grandbaby) is a cotton stretch vest to wear in the tub. There's nothing slippery than a wet baby!

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      6 years ago

      I used to only crochet blankets, but with my last granddaughter I made her a whole set since I'm learning to sew. Its in my crafts as gifts lens.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. Love those little baby shoes...sooooo cute!

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens! Lots of great and thoughtful projects. I especially adore the pleated crib skirt.

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      Oneshotvariety LM 

      6 years ago

      This sure will come in handy for my twins! Great lens! :]

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      6 years ago

      I just created a basketball baby mat and it makes a basketball fanatic parents like me happy when they buy it...

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      6 years ago

      I love to sew quilts for new babies... and I always treasured homemade gifts that I received for my babies.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I crochet. Every one of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren all have an afghan I designed and crocheted for them. Also each grandchild and great-grandchild has a crocheted bear made especially for them. Now I crochet for hospital newborns whose families have little. It's a satisfying hobby both in keeping my hands busy and in helping someone else.

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      flicker lm 

      6 years ago

      I'm not very good in the sewing or craft department, but that Rocker and Cradle Combo looks beautiful!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I made each of my grandkids gifts: a quilt and diaper bags. Fun stuff! Love all of the options here.

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      6 years ago

      I'm known in my family for baby quilts. I've made one for each of my grandkids. My two oldest grandsons have long outgrown their baby quilts, but the two younger guys are still using theirs. My daughter has put away the older boys' quilts to give to their wives when they grow up and get married. What a sweet idea!


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