Monday, August 12, 2013

Sewing for Babies

This past week I was able to sew some fun baby items for a friends shower.  She's having a girl and judging from the crib set she registered for, the nursery will be decorated in pinks, orange, yellow and green and have a slight jungle animal theme.
So, I put together a pretty fabric toy/diaper bin. I followed the same construction methods that I used for this larger one that I made a few years ago, but scaled down the size just a bit.

 I also made a couple of applique burp cloths using a giraffe and elephant template that I found here on Sew for Home. 

And using a free pattern provided by Heather Bailey of Hello my name is Heather, I made a baby bib out of cotton toweling and vintage fabric scraps.

I also filled the basket with a number of smaller items from her registry, a couple of books, and a cute stuffed giraffe (love him!).

Have you been able to sew for babies lately?  If so, what kind of items do you like to make?


Abby and Stephanie said...

What a wonderful gift. I heart giraffe. I haven't sewn for any special babies lately but I make quilts and burp cloths when the occasion arises. I do like to make baby quilts just for fun and keep them on hand. I just love the color scheme you've used as well. Last baby quilt I gifted -- I rolled it up and put it in a sand pail with bathtub boats. :o)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh Stephanie, A baby quilt is such a wonderful gift, useful and a keepsake.
And I love the idea of putting it in a pail with little boats…you’re so clever!

KaHolly said...

What a delightful assortment of baby gifts! You are amazing and so very inspirational!