Handmade baby gifts are the best and we can all use a stash on hand! The projects don’t have to large or time consuming and you can have a lot of fun using your scraps, fat quarters or treasured remnants. I’ve put together a list of ten wonderful designs from talented bloggers below. Each one is quick, adorable and the perfect way to welcome a precious new life!
Fabric Baby Blocks
Perfect for Charm Squares, these delightful Fabric Blocks are wonderful handmade baby gifts to sew! Designed by guest blogger, Kimberly, for the Crazy Little Projects blog, they’re quick to sew and fun to create. You’ll love the helpful square layout image and Kimberly’s suggestions for variations and unique ways to personalize your blocks! Click here for the Fabric Baby Blocks tutorial.
Clever Abby of the While She Naps blog designed these beautiful Patchwork Balls sewn in bright, colorful fabrics. Hand sewn with an English Paper Piecing technique, they’re relaxing to make and a wonderful take along project! The soft, touchable balls are filled with fiberfill and include a rattle insert to capture baby’s interest. You’ll enjoy Abby’s excellent step by step instructions and the ideas she offers for patchwork variations. Click here for the EPP Patchwork Ball tutorial.
Fleecy, floppy-legged sheep softies are wonderful handmade baby gifts to sew! This free pattern is a fast, easy project designed by Stephanie of the Swoodson Says blog. Make it large enough for a toddler, or reduce the downloadable pattern to make it smaller for baby hands. Stephanie’s tips for creating a freezer paper pattern and attaching safety eyes are terrific. Embroidered eyes would be cute, too! Click here for the Sheep Softie tutorial.
15 Minute Binkie Clip
Corral that illusive Binkie with this cute and practical clip designed by Marissa for her Rae Gun Ramblings blog. It takes just 15 minutes to end the “lost binkie blues” with these handmade baby gifts! A bit of ribbon, a snap, suspender clip, and Marissa’s marvelous instructions are all you need for this cute and practical project. Choose novelty printed ribbon, rich woven designs or classic solids and plan a Binkie Clip creation day! Click here for the 15 Minute Binkie Clip tutorial.
Bunny Ear Teething Ring
Sweet little ears on a natural wood ring create a boutique-style teething toy baby will love! You’ll start by choosing cotton fabric and terry cloth to sew following designer Ashley’s easy steps on her Make It, Love It blog. She’s included a bunny ear pattern piece along with photo-illustrated clipping and turning instructions for successful bunny sewing. To finish off your yummy teething ring, print Ashley’s cute gift tag, attach and give with joy! Click here for the Bunny Ear Teething Ring tutorial.
Hooded Baby Wash Cloth
These handmade baby gifts make washing baby simple and fun! Unique and practical, these reversible wash cloths have a “hood” for your fingers to hang onto. Stitched from soft Minky fabrics and absorbent terry cloth, the design possibilities are endless. Veronica of the Sew Very blog includes Minky sewing tips in her detailed tutorial along with suggestions for fabrics and great top stitching tips! Click here for the Hooded Baby Wash Cloth tutorial.
Baby Booties are sweet and adorable – almost as cute as baby toes! Angela of the Handmade in the Heartland blog loves to make handmade baby gifts and offers a nicely detailed booties tutorial you can follow. Choose sweet knit fabrics for the outside and lining, interfacing, elastic and snaps, then follow Angela’s clear video steps. If you suffer from “snap fear”, stick with Angela and her easy instructions! Click here for the Baby Booties tutorial.
Knit Bunny Hat
This adorable little hat will be just right to warm the head of your favorite wee “bunny”. Melissa of the Melly Sews blog started her precious hat with her own Slouchy Beanie pattern. She also included instructions to draft your own pattern in her post, so you can decide which way to go. Choose a soft solid or print knit, follow her clear video directions and prepare for the oohs and aahs! Click here for the Knit Bunny Hat tutorial.
Caroline Hulse of the Motherhood in Style blog is a professional pattern designer and you’ll love her free Blousy Bloomers design. Choose a light to medium weight woven or knit fabric, add ¼” elastic and coordinating thread and you’ll be ready to sew! With just three pieces, this is a baby gift that goes together quickly and is loads of fun to embellish. Add lace, trim or a baby-style applique to make your bloomer unique. The pattern includes 8 sizes from newborn to 3T, making it a tried and true design you’ll sew often! Click here for the Blousy Bloomers tutorial.
Baby Harem Pants
Harem Pants! Liz of the Sew4Bub blog designed this “grow with me” pattern that includes a cuffed waistband and pant legs for extra length when you need it. Download her PDF, then enjoy assembling a stack of sweet knit fabrics for sewing. Liz suggests upcycling a t-shirt for these handmade baby gifts, too! For extra creativity, follow the link in her tutorial to learn how to print your own fabrics, then enjoy sewing these up in distinctive style! Click here for the Baby Harem Pants tutorial.