Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Quick and Easy Baby Gifts To Sew

I love making baby things and have for a long time.  I have 5 grandbabies and #6 due in June.  I made things for all of them, except for one and she didn't join our family until she was a toddler.  I also make and donate to a local organization.  I met the founder shortly after she started Lil Miracles and have enjoyed watching it grow into what it is today.  They are definitely a positive addition to our community.  When I was younger I enjoyed the more challenging projects.  As I've gotten older, I tend to prefer the quick and easy projects.  If I had the pattern saved, I have linked it below.  Some of these are basic and don't need a pattern.

Here are my go to patterns:

Pee Pee TeePee - They work, but are more of a funny gift for new boy mom's.  :)

Door Latch Cover - These are super simple and a great use of scraps.

Baby Bib - I love this bib pattern.  I'd been searching to something that didn't require snaps or velcro.  This bib has elastic around the next.  Easy on, easy off.  I hate setting snaps and velcro get stuck on everything when washing it.

Lovey Blanket - this is a very small blanket that they can carry around without tripping over it.  I make mine out of flannel.  12" x 12", round the corners and zigzag around the edge.  Quick and easy.

Taggies - I make them either a 6" or 7" square.  I make mine out of flannel, but you could use most any fabric.  I put right sides together and add 2 or 3 ribbons on each side.  Stitch around the edge, leaving and opening for turning.  Press, and top stitch around.

Receiving Blanket - I usually use 1 1/2 yards of flannel, round the corners and zigzag around the edge in a coordinating color of thread.

Burp Cloths - I have 2 different patterns I use for these.  I don't turn them, I make both sides out of flannel, put wrong sides together and zigzag around the edge.  I can't find the pattern that I used for the smaller ones.  There are plenty of patterns on Pinterest to choose from.

Washcloths - I make them 7" square.  I've seen other patterns or 8" or 9" squares.  I use flannel on one side and terry cloth on the other.  I round the corners and zigzag around the edge.

Baby Mittens - I've made a lot of these over the years.  They are great for using up scraps. (pattern I used is no longer available online)

Fleece Blanket - I use 1 - 1 1/2 yards of fleece.  I round the corners, stitch all the way around about 1' - 1 1/4" in.  Then I'll snip fringe all the way around.

Quilted Look Blanket - I use 1 1/2 yards of flannel that has a square printed pattern on one side and a coordinating flannel on the other.  I sew them together, wrong sides together, with a zigzag stitch all the way around. Then, I'll use 3 strands of embroidery floss to "tie" in the squares.

I've also done this with stitching in 1 - 1/14" with wrong sides together, then snipping the edge for fringe. 

Pacifier Clip - You can whip these up in about 5 minutes.  SO easy. (See photo at top)

Fleece Hat - I also make these in all sizes to donate to the local homeless shelter along with scarves. I don’t have a picture of this one.

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