Saturday, January 12, 2013

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Babies are so much fun to sew for.  And as everyone seems to be having baby girls, I've stocked up on fun and girly fabrics:).  Since I'm not a mom myself (yet!), I have gathered essential information from my sister in laws on what is helpful, necessary, and nice to have as gifts.  The biggest recommendation I have received are homemade crib sheets, burp cloths, sleep sacks, and receiving blankets.  

The Crib sheets and receiving blankets you buy in stores are usually cheaper material and smaller sizes. They are great projects for beginners, and thankfully don't take a lot of time to complete. 
  You can check out the sewing pattern for crib sheets here.  

I love to embellish cloth diapers, as they make awesome burp cloths.  Inspiration for this project came from here, here, and here.  I used Minky for my fabric of choice, which makes it nice and soft for the baby.  And since most of the times the store bought cloth diapers are not "square" I utilize my serger to finish the project.  

I have been on an Owl kick recently and could not help myself to this project.  Suzanne from Just Another Hangup created this pattern - Maggie the Taggie Owl.  Very simple to make and very cute!! You can see the mom to be loved it!  If you would like the pattern, here it is

Thanks for checking out my recent sewing projects.  Enjoy! 


  1. Your projects are awesome! Still using the sheets and blanket you made for us!