November 18 ~ For Baby

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You’ll love this selection of easy tutorials as you plan gifts for any baby or expecting parents on your holiday list. Don’t forget to bookmark the page because a new year always brings new little ones in need of cute hats, bibs and burp cloths (there are also those darling shoes in Warm those Toes and the beautiful blankets in Blankets for Baby!).
Easiest Baby Hat Ever
Radical Cross Stitch has a the Easiest Baby Hat Ever Tutorial and lots of other great links to Kakariki’s own “seriously seditious stitching” (and much more!).
Basic Bib
Mena shows how to make an easy bib to showcase your favorite fabrics with her Basic Bib Tutorial on nested.
Basic Chenille Baby Bib
Amy shares a pattern to download and easy, step-by-step directions for beginners in her Basic Chenille Baby Bib Tutorial via her happythings blog.
Burp Cloths
Barb from A Chelsea Morning shares a Burp Cloth Tutorial using cloth diapers, fabric and coordinating ribbon.

Pattern Recommendation

If you’d like to try a pattern, we suggest this one:

Baby Stuff

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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81 Responses to November 18 ~ For Baby

  1. Kim says:

    Yeppp—baby needs some bibs too! Gosh Ill be a busy girl if I try all of these!


  2. Susan says:

    Can’t wait to try my hand at one of those bibs! Thanks for the tut.

  3. brandee says:

    oh TOO cute!! 🙂 all these will definitely come in handy as gift ideas!

  4. CUTE bibs!! and i love the jungle stripes fabric (lauren’s choice) so sweet!

  5. Lindsey says:

    The easiest baby hat ever tutorial is great. I have a friend going through the international adoption process right now, and those hats would be great for the orphanages in the country from which she is adopting. I have been looking for great patterns like this one so that I can send something with my friend when she goes to pick her daughter up and bring her home.

  6. jenn says:

    The burp clothes are fantastic! Several new babies on the way. Great!!!

  7. Lynne H. says:

    Our dd is expecting her first baby in Feb (our first grandchild) so this pattern and lesson will come in handy! Thanks!

  8. Jennifer says:

    This is so timely for me! Both my sister-in-law and I are expecting. I’ve got a LONG list of hand-made baby love to create and new patterns will help motivate me. THANKS!

  9. adrienne says:

    How cute is that hat?!? I so love November with Sew, Mama, Sew! =]

  10. meg says:

    there are many, many babies on my list!

  11. I really like th bib tutorials. I’ve been making the same pattern for quite awhile. It would be nice to try something new.

  12. Isabelle says:

    Cute ideas! I love this Baby Stuff pattern.

  13. Rose L says:

    I like the bibs – if I make it myself, I can pretty well rest assured it won’t have lead in it like those bibs we threw away a couple months ago! Yikes!

  14. Minty says:

    These are perfect!! Thanks so much for finding them! I have a cousin expecting triplets around Christmas and now I have been inspired to make them some bibs!

  15. Claudia~L says:

    love the bib! I know I will be making that!

  16. Gene says:

    Perfect gift items for two of my newborn godchildren! Thanks a bunch!

  17. Patches says:

    Love these – especially the burp cloths!

  18. Some great ideas for baby gifts! Thanks!

  19. JV says:

    Thank you! Needed some gift ideas for an upcoming nephews birth!

  20. Verrito says:

    ohhh thank you!!! I love the baby bibs.. and my sister in law it´s pregnant, so this is perfect!!!

  21. Michele says:

    I just stumbled upon your site…how wonderful! I’ve already found a ton of things that I would like to start making after the holidays! Thanks!

  22. jane says:

    The burp rags are so cute! Can’t wait to make some for my expecting friends! maybe make a couple for myself too!

  23. Roseanne says:

    Burp cloths are great! Even as baby gets older its always nice to get some fresh, unstained new cloths. Babies can stain things up so fast, and it’s nice to be seen in public with out everything that spit-up shade of yellow!

  24. Loopy says:

    Geez.. I was just thinking… I’ve got 2 pregnant ladies, what could I possibly get them!? And BINGO! Thanks Sew, Mama, Sew!

  25. Great Baby Hat!

  26. Dore says:

    Love the idea of using the favourite fabrics for bibs – will do!!!

  27. Angie says:

    A few of my friends are pregnant or have had babies recently. I think that some nice handmade bibs and burp cloths are in order for them. Thank you so much (again) for posting these wonderful tutorials.

  28. Shelley says:

    Those burp cloths look so cute and easy!

  29. Libby says:

    The baby bibs are adorable. I think I’ll make some for my grandchildren. Maybe in a cuddly flannel.

  30. Cathy says:

    Wonderful baby gifts!! I have several expecting friends and can’t wait to try these tutorials! Thank you.

  31. Debbie Kenny says:

    I stumbled across your website a couple of weeks ago and I’m hooked! Thanks for all the great information. I love the baby ideas!

  32. Kim says:

    How cute are these??? And the blue fabric is so pretty!!!

  33. Ekioart says:

    Those fabric choices are so cute! I’ve got a couple of babies to make gifts for so this is perfect. ^-^

  34. Oiyi says:

    Oooohhh…I need these patterns! My baby girl is coming soon.

  35. mj says:

    perfect! i have four pregnant friends at the moment- lots of baby gifts…

  36. Kensie says:

    Oh I LOVE that baby hat!! I can’t wait to try it!!!

  37. Margaret says:

    Wow thanks for the inspiration I’ve made 6 bibs this morning thanks to your bib tutorials and will be on the look out for cute quilting fabric next time i visit town.
    Cant wait each day to log onto the computer and see what gorgeous things you have listed for the day.
    thank you

  38. Jean says:

    The fabrics are so adorable- and I am grateful for the burp clothes especially!

  39. Katerina says:

    I just found your site amongst some other crafter sites, and I love it! I’ll definitely be back again! Super cute bib.. maybe once I get a couple other projects finished!

  40. Heather B says:

    Great tutorials and the fabric choices are beautiful.

  41. Robyn says:

    So many wonderful tutorials and patterns. Thank you.

  42. jen says:

    i am definately loving these tutorials! i’m going to make placemats + coasters for my boyfriend’s parents. THANK YOU!

  43. Carol says:

    I’ve made a few bibs already. They’re really quick and cute!

  44. Cocoa says:

    Love, love, love the hat!! I’m a sucker for babies and hats.

  45. Sarah says:

    I’ve got a 2 month old nephew who will need some TLC…

  46. cz says:

    whoa, that manhattan fabric is amazing!!!

  47. Karyn says:

    My best friend is having a baby in January, so these are perfect. Great fabric choices!

  48. Natalie says:

    More great gift ideas, and I need baby gifts, so thank you!

  49. Amber says:

    These are all great tutorials! Thanks!

  50. Christie says:

    easy easy hat. Always a good thing.

  51. Sue Fitzgerald says:

    I have made piles of these burp cloths previously and they come out so cute. I give them as gifts using the same fabric to embellish onesies and then cross stitch along the neckline of the onesies. Can’t wait to add some of these bibs to my gifts.

  52. Taia Wagoner says:

    Can’t wait to have another baby to make goodies for!

  53. Holly says:

    The burp cloths look like a fantastic and easy idea!

  54. Sandra says:

    Wow! Love the bibs – I’ll have to get several of these made for my friend’s new addition 🙂

  55. Lauren S says:

    love the use of recycled clothes!

  56. mama k says:

    That is one of my fav all time tutorials for the burp cloths.
    So much to sew, so little time…

  57. Love the bibs!! Too cute!!

  58. lisa says:

    are those fish in those jars?! beautiful!

  59. Veronica says:

    Just adorable.

  60. Kristine says:

    Oooh the baby hat is so cute!

  61. i like the chenille bibs… so soft for baby!

  62. Missy says:

    Just what I needed! I have lots of ideas for my other kids, but I was feeling bad that I didn’t know what to make for my new one. She already has a ton of blankets and quilts that I made. I can’t wait to try out these things.

  63. Violet says:

    Such great bib ideas!

  64. Paula says:

    What great fabric on that bib! Thanks for all the wonderful baby tutorials. I have three new grandsons this year and a new nephew. It has been the year of the babies around here for sure!

  65. Concha says:

    great! This Xmas there are 2 new babies in my family and I needed ideas! Thanks 🙂

  66. Stacy says:

    Perfect timing for me to get some made up for a sister in law! Thanks for the tutorials.

  67. Julia D says:

    I have 3 pregnant friends right new…Bibs and cloths for everybody!!! Thanx for all the ideas!

  68. Lil' d says:

    ooh, perfect for the little ones I know

  69. Ashley says:

    Thanks so much for posting all these great ideas!

  70. emily says:

    With two friends expecting, those bibs will make great gifts!

  71. Letty says:

    That baby hat looks adorable ! So cute !

  72. Vickie says:

    How sweet! I can’t wait to make baby stuff! The new baby in the family will have a ton of handmade things!!!
    Thank you!

  73. Alison says:

    Love the fabric choices! Several co-workers are expecting in the new year – I’ll have to try these tuts out then!

  74. Jess says:

    You can never have too many bibs or burp cloths, thanks for the tuts for these!

  75. Kerri says:

    Just a note: Kristin’s choice of fabric is awesome! I made myself a pillowcase from it, and corresponding others from that line, and it’s the softest stuff on the planet. Great colors & designs, and I’m pretty sure I sleep better on that pillow…

  76. Arlene says:

    neat ideas for all of the family.

  77. Debra says:

    You can never have to many burp cloths!! Can’t wait until someone in the family has a baby so I can try it!!

  78. Teddi says:

    I’ve got cloth diapers and fabric just sitting here waiting to be put together. I hadn’t quite figured it out on my own but with Barb’s “Burb Cloth Tutorial” – I’m going to be flying through. Thanks so much for these simply adorable tutorials!

  79. sally says:

    The burp cloth tutorial is great! My little one’s a bit old for it now, but we still use cloth diapers for lots of things….change the fabric to something a little more grown-up and you’d have beautiful guest towels!

  80. laurie says:

    i’m making the burp cloths next week!

  81. More Great Tutes! Perfect timing—I have several baby bibs and burp cloths to make today for gifts due out tomorrow…LOL! Definitely going to give Amy’s chenille bib a try along with those cute burp cloths from Barb!

    I also have a ton of additional sewn baby gift tutorials up on my blog today to further inspire my fellow sewing gals.

    Thanks for all the Handmade Holiday goodies! This is just too much fun!

    BTW Beth…I’m a sucker for polka dots, too…great choice!

    With friendship,

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