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Things to Make for a Baby
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)
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 Stuff.com.
(Photo credit Make Baby Stuff)
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)
Things to Make for a Baby #3
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
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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What baby things do you like to gift a new baby?
Things to Make for a Baby #5 - Reversible Wrap Dress
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)
Things to Make for a Baby #6
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)
Things to Make for Baby #7
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)
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!"
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.)