Looking for sewing projects for baby? Here are more than 10 baby sewing projects, from baby bibs, burp cloths, diaper clutches, sweetest baby hats, and more. Check out all the things to sew for baby.
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sewing projects for baby
Need ideas for baby gifts to sew? You’ve come to the right place! Here’s some inspo for 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!
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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:
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!
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!
Meet my Best Earflap Beanie hat. 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!
Cute Baby Hat Pattern – Free Pattern in 3 Sizes
Make a set of baby beanie hats for your bundle of joy – always a great gift!
And add a matching baby headband to the baby hat above, a perfect baby shower gift! I even made the tutorial in matching prins, have you noticed?
Make a bandana bib for babies or for toddlers, using this free dribble bib pattern in 2 sizes. The pattern was updated 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:
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.
Felt Star Softie – Free Multisized Template When talking about softies, this one has been a great hit: a soft star pillow with cute embroidered eyes. Easy to make! Get your free template in 3 sizes here:
Baby Booties Free Pattern by Handmade in the Heartland Angela made these cute little baby booties that don’t fall of your infant’s feet. Perfect for showing off a few pieces of your most gorgeous fabric print! Tutorial and free pattern here.
13) Quilted Rainbow Cloth
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!
And of all the sewing projects for baby nursery, this one might be my number one choice: these gorgeous, soft, and so practical nursery storage baskets. tehy can be used as bins to store baby cream and wipec, and a larger one to store diapers. they can be closed quickly for travel.
So 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.
Save these baby sewing projects for later for some baby sewing inspiration:
I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection showing some of the cutest sewing projects for baby, from toys (here are more diy toys if you need them!) to baby clothing and nursery decor. Use the tutorials and patterns, and sew something beautiful for your baby, too.
Happy sewing, Damjana
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