New parents have bundles of joy and very little sleep. Help them out with some extra-special gifts this holiday season.

Make It

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The Hip Mama Diaper Bag Tutorial from A Mingled Yarn would be just the thing for hip dads too, with the right fabric choices!
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If you’ve used the Boppy you know how nice it is to have extra covers on hand… It’s essential, and they’re expensive! Veronica has a PDF DIY Slipcover for Boppy Pattern on her Walter and Veronica blog.
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Enjoy Stacy’s Quick Ribbon Ring Teether Toy Tutorial via Patchy Apple. We’re sure your little, teething friends will enjoy it too (and if Baby’s happy, the parents are happy)!
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Betsy from foundling shows you how to make the most beautiful, useful new parent gifts with her Crochet Receiving Blanket Tutorial.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Wellness Bag, Soft Toys & Games, For Baby, Warm those Toes and Blankets for Baby.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Meg’s choice Lara’s choice Kristin’s choice
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Buy It

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Any of Sharon’s beautiful soaps from Morgan Street Patisserie would be a nice way to pamper new parents. She even has a monthly soap subscription you can purchase to keep the fun coming for months.

Mix It

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Jen from fresh cracked pepper shares her “iconic” family (oatmeal, date-filled) cookies in her Googly Bun Recipe. They’re delicious, and perfect for everyone (new parents included).

Share It

Holidays at Home and the Handmade Holidays photo pool!

Win It

Amy Butler Quilting Solids Fat Quarter Pack

We’re giving away a pack of 12 gorgeous Quilting Solids from the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop. These beautiful colors will mix perfectly with Amy Butler prints, and are sure to compliment many other fabrics in your stash. Comment below for your chance to win. The winner will be announced Friday. See the growing list of other prizes we’ll give away this month.

More Handmade Holiday Ideas
14 ~ Holidays at Home
13 ~ Multi-taskers
12 ~ Sports Fans
11 ~ Bookworms
10 ~ Elementary Kids
9 ~ Snow Fiends
8 ~ Teachers
7 ~ Holidays at Home
6 ~ Pet Lovers
5 ~ Crafters
4 ~ Music Lovers
3 ~ Babies & Toddlers
2 ~ Travelers
1 ~ Tweens & Teens

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All links and photos from blogs on our Handmade Holidays posts are used with permission.