Sew it Yourself! 10 Awesome Things You Can Make for Your Baby

Why do it yourself if you can sew it yourself??

If you’re not the master of the sewing beast machine, fear not!

These easy stitches can be pulled off by anyone, even with minimal needle experience!

Make your kids proud and sew something for them with your hands!

One of the most rewarding and enjoyable ways to use craft skills is sewing for a baby. Whether you have been practicing sewing for a long time or are a beginner, who is looking to try new projects, making hand-made items for small kids will yield immense satisfaction.

And there are countless sewing projects from the simplest practical essentials such as bibs and blankets to cute hats and play mats that one can undertake.

This blog post presents some simple and pattern-free sewing projects perfect for babies.

Joy of Handmade Baby Items

There are several reasons why handmade baby items are special. They contain personal touch, they tend to be of better quality than commercial ones plus they can be tailor-made to suit individual tastes and preferences.

Furthermore, creating keepsakes through sewing for a baby may just be an extremely satisfying hobby.

1. Sweet Sloths

Tutorial by heyletsmakestuff

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2. Showers or Flowers Felt Board Game

Tutorial by imagineourlife

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3. Rainbow Playmatt

Tutorial by Joann

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4. DIY Kite Decoration

Tutorial by dovecottageblog

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5. Play Sandwich Felt Set

Tutorial by melissaanddoug

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6. Baby Headband

Tutorial by applegreencottage

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7. Baby Bibs

Tutorial by aliceandlois

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8. Baby Floor Cushions

Tutorial by fabricartdiy

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9. Adorable Cot Blanket

Attractive print can transform your baby cot, so forget about white sheets and make this fitted bed blanket or sheet instead.  Tutorial by Pretty Prudent

fitted cot blanket

10. Modern Burp Cloths

Burp cloths come in all shapes and sizes, but if you have some leftover fabric, use it to make your statement burp cloths. Tutorial on Cloud 9 Fabrics

diy burp cloths

11. Beautiful Summer Dress

Simple design and eye-catching fabric make this summer dress a real winner, by Craftiness is not Optional

pretty summer dress

12. Cute Stuffed Turtles

Great as an extra pillow for the cot, or a playful vibrant toy for the nursery. Tutorial by Make it – Love it.

diy soft toys

13. DIY Taggie Blanket

Taggie blankets and toys are the hit at the moment, babies love something to pull on and try different fabrics, so why not make one at home? Tutorial by The Craft Chicks

diy taggie blankets

14. Fabric Beach Balls

These are just adorable! Tutorial by Purl Soho

fabric beach balls

15. DIY Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Blanket

Another great DIY tutorial by Aesthetic Nest

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16. Sock Monkey

This is one of the best tutorials I’ve seen around! Great way to make something unique and personal for your baby, or give it away as a gift. Tutorial here.

sock monkey tutorial
source: Neatologie.com

17. Swaddling Blanket

Custom-made swaddling blankets by Alida Makes

diy swaddling blanket

18. Dinosaur Costume

This tutorial requires a bit more skill, but if you follow the detailed instructions on Andrea’s Notebook, I’m sure you can pull it off.

baby-dino-tutorial

Essential Sewing Supplies

Before starting any project, ensure you have the following at your disposal:

  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric (cotton, flannel, soft fabrics)
  • Sewing notions (thread, needles, pins)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Measuring tape or rulerIron & Ironing board

Baby Blanket

No nursery is complete without a baby blanket; it makes an excellent gift for new parents too. It’s quite easy to make this blanket with different fabrics and patterns so as to personalize it

Instructions:

  • Pick out fabric: The best fabrics for this purpose include soft breathable materials like cotton or flannel. Take two pieces of fabric each measuring about 36×36 inches in size.
  • Cut & pin: Lay the fabrics together with their right sides facing each other then pin around the edges.
  • Sew & turn: Sew around the edges using a 1/2 inch seam allowance leaving a small opening through which you can turn your blanket right side out.
  • Finish: Turn the blanket right side out pressing down on its edges before closing up that opening by topstitching it shut again.

Pattern-Free Bibs

A baby bib is essential for keeping the baby’s clothes clean and dry. It’s a great beginner project that does not require a pattern.

Instructions:

  • Draw the shape: Take a piece of paper and draw a simple bib shape like an oval or rounded rectangle with a neck cut-out.
  • Cut fabric: Using your paper template, cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of terry cloth or other absorbent material.
  • Layer & sew: Layer the fabrics so that there is an absorbent material in the center and then sew around the edges leaving a small opening for turning.
  • Turn & finish: Turn the bib right side out, press, and top stitch around the edge. Add snap or Velcro closure at the neck

Easy Baby Clothes

Making baby clothes does not have to be difficult. Even simple things such as pants, onesies, and dresses can be made without using patterns.

Instructions:

  • Use existing clothes as a template: Place baby clothing on paper then trace around it while adding seam allowance.
  • Cut & sew: Using this template cut your fabric. Sew together following the original clothing item shape at all times.
  • Add finishing touches: Use elastic bands where necessary between snaps or buttons. Hem edges for a nice neat line look
  • Play MatInstructionsFabric and padding: A soft fabric for the top, a durable one for the bottom, and some padding like quilt batting.
  • Cut and layer: In 36×36 inches, cut your fabrics and padding to your desired size. Layer them with the top fabric in the middle – then padding – followed by the bottom fabric.
  • Sew and quilt: Sew around the edges leaving an opening to turn. Turn it right side out of the mat, press it flat then sew this opening closed if you prefer.
  • Optionally, quilting may be done by sewing lines or patterns through all layers to ensure that the bat is secured.

Cute Baby Hats

Baby hats are both useful as well as fashionable since they protect delicate baby heads from cold and heat.

Instructions:

  • Measure and cut: Measure the round baby’s head and cut a rectangle of fabric measuring this plus allowance for the seam.
  • Sew the side seam: Fold the fabric in half with the right sides together, then sew up the side seam.
  • Shape the top: Gather or sew darts at the top to shape the hat or alternatively, curve corners while sewing the rounded top
  • Hem the bottom: Finish off by turning up the bottom edge and hemming it.

Soft Toys and Stuffed Animals

Toys made at home are really nice since they can be used to make unique safe playthings for children.

Instructions:

  • Draw your design : Sketch an animal or toy form on paper simply wth a pencil. Cut two pieces of fabric using your sketch as template
  • Sew and stuff: Stitch round leaving an opening at a corner so that toy may be reversed outside in. Stuff with fiberfill after turning right facing.
  • In addition ,sew close slitup again.
  • Add details : Use fabric or embroidery pieces for things such as mouth ,nose eyes . Don’t use small parts due to choking hazard etc.

Personalized Burp Cloths

Burp cloths are also important items for any baby. Making them is simple and fun since they can be customized by using different fabrics or patterns.

Instructions:

  • Choose absorbent fabric: Options include terry cloth, and flannel.
  • Cut the fabric into rectangles measuring about 10 X18 inches.
  • Layer and sew: If two layers are used, layer the right sides of the fabrics facing each other. Sew around leaving an opening to turn.
  • Finish: Turn it right side out after pressing it flat and top stitch around the edges to close the opening and provide strength.

Conclusion

Sewing for a baby can be so delightful as it combines creativity with practicality. These projects, such as a comfy blanket, an array of bibs without patterns, or a cute little hat are likely to become treasured keepsakes by both babies and their parents.

A special meaning goes along with handmade things which shows that they have been manufactured with love and care.

Secondly, there is a chance to make custom items among the baby’s necessary things thus making them more unique.

Let us gather our materials; and commence sewing these fabulous hand-made presents for toddlers. Have some happy stitching time!

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Julie Higgins
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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.

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