Here are more than 10 adorable things to sew for a baby, easy sewing projects you’ll love to make for the newest member of your family or your friends’ baby. Also, they make great diy baby shower gifts you can make yourself. Check them out to get new ideas!
Do you need ideas for homemade baby shower gifts, or are looking to sew something special for your own baby? I’m here to help! Be it a toy, beautiful baby bib, nursery decor or baby accessories, check them all out and decide for yourself. Try out the patterns and take a look at tutorials and make the best presents for a baby!
Things To Sew For Baby
Many of these gifts can be personalized, and many do not require a lot of fabric. There are a few DIY baby toys that will encourage the development of the little ones, offering visual and tactile stimulation, helping with motor skill development and – well, they are handmade, and thus special! The second category is things to wear. It’s always so heart-warming to look at the baby and see her wear something handmade, stitched for her only, and practical, off course! And then there’s nursery decor. I never get tired of nursery decor! Let’s start with one of the most popular pieces, a classic:
1) Free Baby Bib Pattern – 3 Sizes NEW!
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Sewing for a baby is one of my favorite things and I’ve already got several baby sewing patterns (check them out here)! The projects are small, you only need a little fabric, and you can usually finish it up in a nap time. Plus, you get to use the sweet baby prints you love! Hop over to the blog post, grab the free baby bib pattern (it comes in 3 sizes!) and see which of the prints was my favorite! Or can you guess from here?
Looking for a perfect baby welcoming gift? Pair the burp cloth set (pattern above) with a few bandana bibs for the baby and add the Ultimate Diaper Clutch for the new mom. It’s the perfect handmade gift every new mom would love to have AND it makes an excellent baby shower present. It’s totally adjustable: one pattern, many different options. Check it out, and make sure to use the most gorgeous cotton print you have in your stash!
3) Free Burp Cloth Pattern NEW!
|Get free burp cloth pattern here.|
You’ll want to make tons of these baby burp cloth sets! I never get tired of sewing them. So quick, so easy, and so cute! My favorite thing? Digging through the pile of the cutest cotton baby prints and picking my favorites for the project. Check out the tutorial and don’t forget to grab the FREE pattern here!
This earflap beanie hat will protect the head of the newborn from wind and chill. It does not have any straps to tie, a detail that makes it safer for use. It has double-layer flaps that will fully cover the ears. These beanies are practical and very comfortable to wear, and make a great handmade baby welcoming gift. Not just for babies though, as the pattern comes in 8 sizes, from newborn to adult.
What better way to say hello to a new member of the family – an easy and cute, handmade welcome banner, and that with the baby’s name on it! You can easily make one even if you’re new to sewing. This easy diy bunting banner tutorial includes a free PDF sewing template and a few tips and tricks to make it easier for you. A perfect beginner sewing project and a baby welcoming gift that will last for years to come. Since it’s double-sided, both sides of the banner will look lovely when hung across the space. Yey!
Make a bandana bib for babies or for toddlers, using this free dribble bib pattern in 2 sizes. The pattern was in June 2020. An easy sewing project for a bandana bib that can be used equally for a baby as well as later when the baby turns into a toddler. Actually, this must be the easiest bandana bib tutorial you’ve ever seen! even if you have the old version, download this one as it’s got an additional baby size added. Check it out here:
Learn how to make a baby scarf that will stay put. It’s a beginner sewing project and easy tutorial for a diy fleece scarf that is breathable, lightweight, soft to the skin, and comfortable to wear. With a little something added that will prevent it from falling off. Check out the tutorial.
This soft and light DIY baby toy will help your baby build tactile awareness, along with a few other benefits for the child. Learn how to make it, it’s an ideal sewing project for beginners!
A soft, cuddly fabric ball with loops, in bright colors. It is light, safe, multifunctional. For us it has been the perfect toy. At first hung over the crib, you can use it for visual stimulation of your newborn baby. This activity assists in development of the attention span and focusing skills. A bit later, the baby will learn how to grab it (loops are useful!) and start playing with it.
I made this soft fabric ball for a baby when my son was born, and it’s still in our home. Learn how to make it yourself – the tutorial includes a free PDF template. Get it here:
Cutest DIY Fabric Sailboat Toy – Free Template
I fell in love with this little baby toy immediately. I made these three in the image when our daughter was born. They were easy to sew and can be used either as a rattle or as a small pillow. Bright colors and soft materials! Feel free to download the free sailboat template (HERE) I made for this very sailboat toy, and then head over to Irina’s blog Sew In the City to sew one of these cuties yourself.
11) Felt Star Softie
12) Baby Booties
Baby Booties Free Pattern by Handmade in the Heartland
13) Quilted Rainbow Cloth
Quilted Rainbow Burp Cloth by Swoodson Says
Easy, fast to make, and cheerfully colorful – I loved this rainbow burp cloth tutorial by Stephanie at Swoodson Says. She was looking for a fast, easy sew that would make her smile – what better way than a nice rainbow pieced patchwork! Get the tutorial HERE.
Gorgeous nursery decor that is actually useful! If you’re thinking about making handmade baby welcoming gifts, this round basket pattern is a perfect easy baby nursery gift you can sew now. Check out the features and the pattern here.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection showing some of the cutest baby sewing projects and patterns, from toys to baby clothing and nursery decor. Use the tutorials and patterns, and make something beautiful for your baby, too.
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