November 15 ~ Gifts for New Parents

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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).

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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.

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404 Responses to November 15 ~ Gifts for New Parents

  1. mary says:

    Love all your ideas! Thank you!

  2. Linda says:

    I’m absolutely going to make those teething rings for gifts for the gazillion babies that are baking in my friends!

  3. Sara R. says:

    Love the Boppy cover. Why didn’t I think of that?

  4. Carolyn H says:

    great gift ideas. I so enjoy your blog. Carolyn

  5. renee says:

    what sweet gift ideas! I need a boppy cover for myself so this is perfect timing!

  6. Robyn says:

    Teething rings! Brilliant! I have a few babies in mind with budding teeth these’d be perfect for!

  7. Jodie says:

    Very nice-I’m making some of these for myself!

  8. Veronica says:

    i love the blankets. i received burp clothes like these as a gift when my 3rd daughter was born and always enjoyed using them. :) thanks!

  9. norarachel says:

    I am going to need some boppy slipcovers. Last time I just made do.

  10. Alissa says:

    I LOVE Amy Butler!

  11. Lynn says:

    The receiving blanket is gorgeous! These are such great ideas.

  12. Nada says:

    googly buns sound delicious!

  13. I desperately need more solid colors to round out my “stash”.

    And I’m loving the diaper bag. Very cute.

  14. Shalyse says:

    Beautiful colors! So many great ideas…now I just need to make more time for all of them!

  15. whitney says:

    Love all of these projects!! I can’t wait to make somethings for my little nephew!

  16. Kate says:

    Great ideas – we have friends who just found out they are expecting and of course I want to make them something. These are great choices!

  17. Violet says:

    I think these quilting solid colors are just delicious. I dream of making 2 cozy quilts for my kids in these colors.
    -Violet

  18. Tracy says:

    I am just LOVING all of these great ideas! Later in the month, will you be posting a tutorial for making more than 24 hours in a day???

  19. Amber says:

    What beautiful gifts for new parents…those soaps look amazing too!

  20. Molly says:

    That teething ring is such a simple cute idea!

  21. Kirsten says:

    Great ideas!

  22. Sue Schoch says:

    oh my gosh, I love the diaper bag. It will be perfect for my new grandson due in Jan! Thank you!!!

  23. Jenn S says:

    Cute stuff!

  24. Josiane says:

    Oh, my grandma made something for me using the same crocheted edge as in this receiving blanket, and I’ve wanted to know how to do it for a while now. Thanks for linking to that tutorial!

  25. Thanks for the tutorials! Great Ideas Again.

  26. Johana says:

    i am new to sewing and love your site it is so helpful and full of ideas. i am starting on the diaper bag tonight. i love amy butler fabric and am looking forward to using it on more projects.

  27. Kathy says:

    My sister has twins and uses her boppies all of the time! The boppy cover is great!

  28. Esther says:

    What exciting and ‘doable’ ideas to try on my forthcoming nephew.

  29. Amy Mc says:

    I know so many new parents that will be really excited when they open their presents this year since they’ll be getting something fantastic from one of these tutorials!!

  30. pam says:

    I can’t wait to make the baby teether for a friend and her new baby.

  31. Stephanie says:

    My friends are starting to have babies so I am sure these tutorials will come in handy for a while!

  32. Sam says:

    OK, there are far too many good ideas there. How am I supposed to choose between them? Lol. I can see Christmas lasting all year now.

  33. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the tutorials! Great gift ideas!

  34. Kelley says:

    the teether is such a neat idea!

  35. Jenny Benson says:

    Want to try those blankets!!! Thank you thank you!!!

  36. Erin says:

    There are so many new babies amongst our friends and those crocheted (sp?) receiving blankets look precious!

  37. Sara D. says:

    Love the teether toy!

  38. Angela S says:

    I love these! Great ideas for new moms! I just might make me the diaper bag! :)

  39. Fuji Mama says:

    I’ve got a little girl due at the end of January and I am DEFINITELY going to have to make one of those receiving blankets (or two, or three!).

  40. Ashley says:

    The boppy cover was just what I was looking for. A couple at our church is having their first soon, and I know she would like an extra cover. Thanks for so many giveaways!!!

  41. Q says:

    I have so many friends expecting bundles of joy so this is perfect. I’m liking the quick ribbon ring teether toy. Good way to use up the ribbon I have oodles of. Thanks for the chance to enter!

  42. What a great idea those receiving blankets are, I think I’m gonna be making some.

  43. Serafina says:

    That teething ring is adorable. I know a baby or two that would love it!

  44. Heidi says:

    Those fabrics are great. They’d be a perfect addition to many projects

  45. Jennifer B says:

    Love it love it love it! Keep em coming SMS! :)

  46. Doris says:

    Great ideas! Thanks again!

  47. Teresa says:

    More than anything, I like finding checking out all of the blogs that the tutorials come from. Thanks, SMS.

  48. Nicole says:

    lovely ideas, all. the receiving blankets are so sweet!

  49. Charissa says:

    As a mom with a 1 year old, I can definitely say that these gifts would have been GREAT! I’ll be bookmarking this page for future shower gifts. The fabric would be wonderful!

  50. Lisa Marie says:

    wow, the receiving blankets look awesome!

  51. emily says:

    great ideas!

  52. Sarah W. says:

    I know quite a few mamas-to-be. Thanks for the ideas! And I can’t wait to make the Googly Buns; I love dates!

  53. Sarah says:

    Great projects! The teether toy is on my handmade gift list now!

  54. indywriter says:

    I’m currently working on a box of goodies to send an expecting friend. Thanks for the new ideas!

  55. anja says:

    love the quilting solids. the diaper bag is very cool. . .

  56. Deb says:

    aaaawwwww ~ these are wonderful!! Thanks so much!!

  57. BethieB says:

    I love the ribbon teether and the recieving blankets! I have a two week old nephew and a nine month old niece, I feel lots of presents for them coming on…:)

  58. Christine says:

    What great gift ideas! I have a few new parents on my list this year! :)

  59. karen says:

    What great ideas!! I cold really use some solids!!

  60. Elizabeth says:

    great ideas

  61. Samantha S. says:

    I’ve been needing a new diaper bag for myself! Guess I just found the pattern!

  62. Leslie says:

    I love the Diaper bag, and the rattle. There are lots of babies here so these are awesome!!

  63. molly says:

    I have been looking for a good messenger bag tutorial. THe diaper bag will be perfect.

  64. erin says:

    Great gifts!

  65. Deb says:

    What great ideas today. The blankets are so cute!

  66. Kate says:

    Oh! AB solids! Pick me!

  67. Ashley says:

    That crocheted blanket is just adorable! I’m keeping that on my list!

  68. Tammy :) says:

    It seems like everyone I know is having babies, so this is great!

  69. susan says:

    the soap of the month subscription sounds wonderful!

  70. Shanna says:

    These are some great gift ideas for my friend who is due in March. :)

  71. Karen H says:

    I love the diaper bag and blankets!

  72. brittany says:

    yum! cant wait to try those googly buns! and the boppy cover!

  73. Hallie says:

    the boppy cover will make a great shower gift–thank you for the link and the giveaways!

  74. Monica Gee says:

    I love the idea of making a diaper bag for dads. You never see gender neutral diaper bags in store! What a great idea!

  75. Rachel says:

    Both my sister-in-law and neighbor just had babies these are great ideas for me to make them something special!

  76. Kim says:

    These are wonderful ideas! I like the ribbon teether thingum.

  77. Anna says:

    Would love to be in the drawing for some Amy Butler solids!

  78. Cathy says:

    I have so many pregnant friends right now, I could easily make everything here.

  79. britt says:

    You know everyone seems to be doing monthly subscriptions to something and soap might be the perfect gift for someone I know. Thanks for the reminder!

  80. Laura says:

    I have a lot of cousins who are having children–those receiving blankets are lovely.

  81. Rita Engard says:

    I like the diaper bag and the teether, too
    Rita E in AZ

  82. Cheryl says:

    Those baby ideas are great! love the crochet edge blankets, I think that I’ll be trying that one! Thanks.

  83. Anne says:

    Wow great projects and tutorials. Thanks

  84. NanaSewn says:

    embroidery blanket for a sweet new baby girl!

  85. Rina says:

    That diaper bag is great.

  86. Kat says:

    Oooh – great bag! Might have to do that for myself!

  87. Lisa says:

    i didn’t know crocheting into fabric was that easy. those blankets are gorgeous.

  88. Noa says:

    As a new mom, I would’ve love any of those gifts!

  89. Jenny says:

    We’ve had quite the baby boom around us lately, so these are all just in time! Thanks!

  90. Perfect presents for my dear friend, who is having her first baby. Now – off to the making before the little creature comes out!
    Thank you so much for your links to some very wonderful, crafty and fun blogs and projects. So excellent to find new reading every day.

  91. Michelle F says:

    Great ideas! I really like the teething ring…

  92. Lisa says:

    Cute idea’s for new parents… Great prize I would love those FQ’s..

  93. Kimberly says:

    I love those blankets!

  94. Megan says:

    Love the diaper bag! It is too cute!

  95. Dawn says:

    I love the bobby slipcover idea! Its great for those who get bobby hand-me-downs to make what is old, new again!

  96. missknitta says:

    Thanks for introducing me to Morgan Street Patisserie :)

  97. Kelli says:

    Wish I’d had these when I was a new parent…wait, make that before I was a new parent! I’ll keep them in mind as I have friends with new little ones coming!

  98. Bethany says:

    Love the diaper bag. Your site is just delightful!

  99. Emilee says:

    How fun. I might have to make some of these for myself.

  100. Annie says:

    I think there are a few teether rings in our future! What a great idea… all (my?)babies seem to like the tags on toys best.

  101. Liz says:

    that slipcover is fantastic! i have wanted a pattern for that. i have a cousin with a new baby, and another pregnant cousin and two pregnant friends. baby central. what a great gift idea!

  102. Bethany says:

    The teething ring is great! I’m going to have to try it for my son,

  103. Michelle says:

    Oh the diaper bag is sweet. I wish there were cool patterns like that when I had need of a diaper bag. Now I can learn how to make them and sell them!

    I love the Amy Butler fabrics.

  104. Jessica says:

    I want some more Amy BUtler

  105. Carey says:

    I love homemade soap and am going to have to try the gift subscription for a few family members.

  106. Katie Mitchell says:

    Thanks for including the Warm those Toes section! I will definitely be making some of those cute booties!

  107. Amber says:

    My little sis is about to have a bayy! Thanks for the great new ideas :)

  108. Mary Ann Brooks says:

    These are great! I see a couple I can do right now for a friend of mine that is about to have a baby! Thank you so much!

  109. Jodi says:

    The receiving blankets are adorable!

  110. Linda T says:

    What great tutorials. I like the teething ring.

  111. Grace says:

    Perfecto! 3 babies due in November on our street!

  112. Jessica says:

    Fantastic detailing on those receiving blankets – I love it!

  113. Tabitha says:

    All my kids are teens and I don’t know any new parents right now, but I’ll keep these ideas stored for the future. Going to try the buns, though!

  114. Sam says:

    thanks for this one! I’ve got a whole list of soon-to-be new parents!!

  115. Sara says:

    Congrats to Stacy for having her teething ring tutorial featured! I can’t wait to try it out! Thanks again, sewmamasew, for all the great tutorials!

  116. Kat says:

    Kristen’s fabric choice is adorable!

  117. Joy says:

    I love the teether and I hope I have enough patience to make the bag!

  118. sonrie says:

    I constantly love the fabric profiles you show each day – always eye-candy

  119. Maggie says:

    The receiving blankets are lovely and I just added Morgan Street to my favorite sellers on etsy. I love to put lip balm in the stockings and it looks like she has some great scents.

  120. Rita Engard says:

    I must make the diaper bag and teething ring. The fat qtrs are so soft and pretty.

  121. Shawn says:

    Googly buns–Yum!

  122. Becky says:

    Teething ring is so cute and easy to make.

  123. Amy says:

    I knew there would be a boppy slipcover somewhere. I can’t wait to try it.

  124. Leslie Spies says:

    I love all of these gifts. The crochet receiving blanket is adorable and such a great idea.

  125. Ellen B says:

    The crochet edge blanket looks like a fun project. Thanks for all the recipes too!

  126. sonja says:

    Love the diaper bag

  127. jenny says:

    Such beautiful, soft colors!

  128. Melinda says:

    I think I may just have to bookmark this entire post! The receiving blankets are adorable!!! And I love that diaper bag!!!!!

  129. Louisa says:

    I don’t think I will need any gifts for new parents this year, but I do think I need to try those buns. They sound so very yummy!

  130. Mama K says:

    Sweet! I’ve been looking for a tute on how to make those edged receiving blankets.

  131. Lori says:

    My son is almost 4 and he still loves his “boppy type” pillow. Extra slipcovers are essential. Thanks

  132. Catarina says:

    I love this article all by itself.
    I have a dear friend of mine who finally got pregnant. I love the diaper bag, the blankets.

    And I adore the amy butler’s fabrics.

  133. alison says:

    The diaper bag looks really good – think I’ll need to give it a go!

  134. Katy says:

    My goodness! I love that diaper bag!

  135. Robin says:

    I have so many friends right now who are expecting. What great tutorials! I especially love the crocheted receiving blankets– so simple, but so wonderful!

  136. Brenda says:

    the teether ring is so cute/useful!

  137. sophie says:

    Beautiful diaper bag! And I love the crochet on the blanket! truly inspiring!

  138. Toebi R says:

    I am definitely making that teether for my son…….

  139. Sarah L says:

    Oh this is great! Im about to be a new mumma ( again) great links here!

  140. Liz says:

    cute ideas. i’m glad you’re doing this on saturday! so fun!

  141. Great ideas! The diaper bag looks so cute!

  142. mary says:

    That teething ring looks like a must for a friend with a new baby!

  143. Hannah says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials!

  144. Shellie says:

    Love the receiving blanket tutorial….I just need to learn how to crochet, now. :)

  145. Jenn M says:

    These are great ideas!

  146. Amy says:

    definitly bookmarking this one- we are almost 8 onths pregnant! due 1-1-09!!!

  147. Robin Hashimoto says:

    Oh. Sniff. My daughter’s great-grandma Mei made her a flannel receiving blanket JUST like the one pictured. It’s so special to me b/c Mei and I have connected b/c of our mutual love of crafting. I had no idea that edged blankets like that were traditional baby gifts. Thanks so much for posting this!! =)

  148. mommymae says:

    the teether is perfect for my little one

  149. Heather says:

    Thanks for the great tutorials! Can’t wait to make the boppy slipcover for my new niece!

  150. Regina Lamanna says:

    Thank you for the tutorials. I’ve been wanting to make both the diaper bag and boppy cover for a while now. Oh, and I so love handmade soap…it makes such a nice gift!

  151. Michele says:

    Oh…I am thrilled about the Boppy cover tutorial! Thank you so much!

  152. we have a sweet little flannel blanket with a crocheted edge and i have always wanted to learn how to make them! now i can! :)

  153. Jennifer Burdick says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas!

  154. Nikki Koon says:

    The blankets are adorable. I make similar blankets, but that’s a new pattern for me. Can’t wait to use it!

  155. MichelleB says:

    I LOVE the diaper bag tutorial. I actually know someone having a baby. I can hardly wait to use it.

  156. Carol says:

    Thanks for sharing all these great tutorials.

  157. RebeccaC says:

    My little guy is starting to teeth so the ribbon ring will be perfect! Thanks!

  158. Lil' d says:

    Where was all this cute stuff when I had my kids??

  159. Rane says:

    Great chance! Gotta love the teething ring!! I am going to swoop right over and
    find out what I need for my little teether!!!
    Rane
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  160. VIckiT says:

    Oh thank you very much. These are all awesome tutorials. And that recipe for Googly Buns looks wonderful. Thank you so much for that as well.

    OOOH I would love to win the solid fabrics. I always head off to the store to buy solids and it never fails that I fall in love with prints and end up leaving without any solids. HA Maybe if I win some I’ll actually have some in my house finally. LOL
    VickiT

  161. Rochelle says:

    Great bag tute!

  162. Kim D. says:

    thank you for doing the Hand Made Holiday again this year! I LOVE reading about all the fabulous ideas, I could make a list 5 pages long of all the new things I want to try to make.

  163. Rose L says:

    Yay for crochet! I love the idea for sprucing up the flannel receiving blanket.

  164. Love the teething ring. Not sure where to get the ring though. I assume at a craft store?

  165. Jo Anne says:

    Those Googly Buns look great!!

  166. juliecache says:

    I received the crocheted blankets with my firstborn. What a blessing they were — the size was larger than store-bought.

  167. Claudia says:

    I love all the ide’s that are on the website. I also like the differant themes each day.

  168. iris says:

    I had already given up on EVER finding a pattern for a boppy cover – tried to come up with one myself, but didn’t really wing it…. Thank you so much, my best friend (living in Austria) is pregnant and this will be a great gift that is especially fantastic since I can ship it to Austria without breaking the bank!!!

  169. Carrie says:

    These could not come at a more perfect time!!! I have several very close friends who have either just had babies or are about to, and I myself just have a few more months before baby #3. So excited to see the boppy slipcover tute….I have been searching everywhere for one!!!

  170. Kalin says:

    Kristin’s choice of fabric with the color bursts would be great for a receiving blanket because it works for both a boy and a girl. Great for parents who choose to keep the baby’s gender a surprise.

  171. Mrs. C says:

    Oh, a good friend of mine is almost 4 months along after 9 years of trying and miscarrying. I have been waiting for this so I could shower her in presents and goodies. :) I am so going to do a boppy cover and baby shoes!

  172. Jennifer says:

    LOVING this!!!!! Great ideas!

  173. Joan J says:

    I was looking through a decorating magazine tonight, and was thinking about Amy Butler. She has quite literally revolutionized the fabric industry. Her colors are so unique and her color palettes so wonderful — and now the Amy Butler-wannabe’s are starting to appear, particularly in new fabric lines.

  174. BSue says:

    Thanks for several wonderful ideas for the new parents on my giftee list, and the new baby as well!

  175. Melissa Kelly says:

    Oh what sweet gift idea’s that any new parents would adore.

  176. Libby says:

    The receiving blankets are really cute and again Kristen’s choice of material is fantastic.

  177. LisaW says:

    I love the diaper bag! What a great gift–classy ones are so hard to find!

  178. Kathy says:

    As Always, great ideas. I LOVE that diaper bag!

  179. Sue says:

    The teether toys looks great, so many great ideas and I have 2 friends with new babies – perfect for these gorgeous gifts :)

  180. Debra says:

    If only I had a little one in my family…..!! I love those blankets.

  181. catherine says:

    as a mom to be…I’d love to receive any of these gifts!

  182. kara says:

    cute bag!

  183. Kelly says:

    Love that bag! Thank you!

  184. Jen says:

    Awesome! I have two sets of new parents in my extended family. I will have to give one of these tutorials a try!

    Jen :)

  185. Ramona says:

    I really like that crochet edging to the baby blanket. I can’t wait to try that.

  186. Shannon says:

    I’ve often thought about making covers for our well-used and abused boppy, but never wanted to fiddle with getting the pattern/dimensions just right – very cool!

  187. Jodie says:

    oh those cookies look delicious!!

  188. Julie says:

    I love the diaper bag and the teething ring. I’ve never seen a teething ring like it. I’d love to win those solids!

  189. Anne says:

    Annelove the diaper bag

  190. Rachel says:

    The teething ring is such a great quick and cheap gift idea!!! Thanks super crafters who gave us these great tutorials!

  191. Ellie says:

    I have really been enjoying this series- perfect timing, too- there is still plenty of time to create gifts for the holidays.

  192. amy says:

    What great ideas–I know a couple of people having babies soon.

  193. Jacki says:

    Thank you for this great collection of tutorials.

  194. Shelley says:

    Wow, I love the ideas today, I have lots of friends with new babies or babies on the way and have added your ideas to their present list :)

  195. Leslie says:

    Yet another day full of great links!

  196. Carol says:

    Great job, all the patterns are great.

  197. Kristin says:

    Yeah, Stacy! And I love the crocheted receiving blankets. :)

  198. Stacy says:

    I have just the recipient for one of those receiving blankets! Thanks for the tute!

  199. Carla says:

    I’ve been wanting to try that diaper bag for weeks. I just have to find the time.

  200. Christy says:

    Awesome tutorials! I especially love the diaper bag! Thanks!

  201. Sue Cahill says:

    Another wonderful group of gift ideas. I have nine grandkids, but none on the way. I’m going to file some of these ideas for whenever the next gandbaby comes along.

  202. wowza i so look forward to these posts everyday!

  203. Meagan says:

    Ohhhhh, how nice those fabrics would look in the various baby projects…..

  204. Teresa says:

    Thanks for the great ideas!

  205. Janet Anderson says:

    So many awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing.

    janet in Canada

  206. li says:

    wow, what great tings. i think i will do some.

  207. betsy says:

    I wish I would have had these patterns when I was a young mom. They are great!

  208. Wendy says:

    The receiving blankets are sweet. Always glad to find new gift ideas.

  209. sherral says:

    those all look great!

  210. Michelle says:

    I’ve really been wanting to learn how to make those crocheted blankets. They are so sweet and I loved the one my friend gave me when my daughter was born.

  211. Trina says:

    Wow. I have a three year old and a three month old and I think I need all of these!

  212. Rebecca S says:

    Great collection of Tutorials… I have 3 new parents on my gift-list this year!

  213. Betsy says:

    I love the ribbon teething ring!

  214. Diana says:

    Great picks again!

  215. Joy says:

    I love your gift ideas :)

  216. Sharon says:

    I love all of the great ideas.. I just purschased some soap.. Keep bringing all these ideas..

    Thanks,

  217. ellen says:

    Wonderful…my niece had a baby on Thursday!

  218. Ashley says:

    OMG! HOW CUTE! You guys rock!

  219. Samantha says:

    What a great idea- boppy covers!

  220. Alice S says:

    The Hip Mama diaper bag just went on my list of things to make. Great ideas here today. I would love to win the Amy Butler quilting solids!

  221. Samantha says:

    Great inspiration! Thanks for all the links.

  222. Junglewife says:

    LOVE these ideas!

  223. Jennifer says:

    Fun stuff love the diper bag!!

  224. Bridget says:

    Wow these links are great! thanks to SMS for compiling them

  225. Beth says:

    These would make great gifts, thanks for the ideas!

  226. Lori says:

    Boppy covers! Next baby, I’m making at least half a dozen of those!

  227. amanda says:

    My best friend is due in a month! I can’t wait to make the diaper bag to add to her stash of goodies. Thanks for the idea.

  228. Viv says:

    Nice diaper bag! I love the edging on the blanket too.

  229. Katie says:

    great ideas!

  230. Hazel says:

    The crocheted flannel blanket looks soo soft, it might just inspire me to learn how to crochet!

  231. Rebecca says:

    Thanks for the boppy slipcover pattern – I’ll be using that!

  232. Emily says:

    Love the diaper bag – thanks for the link to the tutorial!

  233. Carrie says:

    The gift ideas are fun. Not sure how much I’ll have time to do before Christmas, but thanks for the inspiration! (And the giveaways!)

  234. Caitlin says:

    I am so excited about these baby items! I love when I can have a new idea for a gift to give at baby showers. I think I will try doing the diaper bag and give my usual crocheted blanket inside it! Wonderful!

  235. Amy says:

    Cute teether ring! I may have to make one for my new niece!

  236. Suzanne says:

    hey…I have that diaper bag tutorial printed out already. I better get going on it – only 4 weeks left!

  237. Margaret says:

    You guys are just the coolest. Thanks muchly for all the goodies to make and goodies you give!

  238. Sarah says:

    Fun. Fat quarters!

  239. mikawendy says:

    Those receiveing blankets are really beautiful!!

  240. Courtney says:

    Great ideas!

  241. Dawn says:

    I love that bag, and it’s fun to see all these beautiful fabrics “in action”!

  242. Heather B says:

    Great tutorials – I would’ve loved any of these of gifts!

  243. Tina says:

    Great ideas today! I absolutely love that little teether. No more babies around here, but it’s always great to have some baby presents stashed in the closet! And that receiving blanket is also beautiful.

  244. Anya T. says:

    The blankets look very pretty. The fabric to win is awesome. Thanks for the chance.

  245. Leanna says:

    Yep, every new mamma needs a receiving blanket! Thanks for the tips!

  246. Katie says:

    I love these fabrics – such pretty colors!

  247. Victoria says:

    Thanks so much for all the great ideas!

  248. EmmyLizzy says:

    i love that trim on the blanket! gorgeous!

  249. MelissaB says:

    Cute bag!

  250. Karen says:

    I’m a huge Amy Butler fan! hummmm….

  251. Shellyfish says:

    It seems like everyone is pregnant! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

  252. Jayme L says:

    The ribbon teether toy looks cute and easy. Thanks for the idea!

  253. Mary says:

    Love the blankets!

  254. Sarah S says:

    Fabulous ideas….I have a good friend due in a few weeks. What to make?

  255. Jacqui says:

    I will be making a few diaper bags. One for me as I have a new baby and some for friends with up and coming new bubs. I love all these patterns, now just to find the time to get them done :-)

  256. i love the little blankets- so cute and quick!

  257. Jodie says:

    Thanks so much!

  258. Bree says:

    a free tute for a diaper bag – awesome!!!

    maybe we need a coffee based treat for new mamas??

  259. Angela says:

    Love the look of the crocheted-edge baby blanket. So sweet.

  260. Carolyn says:

    That diaper bag is great! And if I start now I might even be able to give it on time…

  261. Chris says:

    That diaper bag is FAB and the googlies look soooo yummy!

  262. Judy says:

    The ribbon teether looks reasonable to make! Thanks

  263. Mary says:

    That teething ring will make the perfect stocking stuffer for my littlest guy!

  264. Dana Keller says:

    Thanks so much for all of these great ideas.
    Dana

  265. Jenna says:

    Love the teething toy! Perfect for my little niece!

  266. Southern Gal says:

    I have lots of friends having babies this winter. I love the blanket, rattle and bag ideas. I have gotten so many great ideas from you since I subscribed. Thank you so much!!

  267. Becky says:

    I love the flannel blanket with the crochet edge. I dont’ even know how to crochet very well but I think i can do this. And I have one of my own that I absolutely love which was a gift to me. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!!

  268. Lindsey says:

    cute theme today :)

  269. Cheryl says:

    I have been looking for a pattern for the crochet blankets forever, thanks. The burp cloths and matching blankets would be the perfect gift!

  270. Michelle says:

    Like the teething ring – seems very simple, but will be very much appreciated!

  271. Harley says:

    These are lovely gifts for new parents. I love the crocheted accents on the receiving blankets. And those Googly Buns look yummy!! :)

  272. Kacy says:

    What a fun collection of gifts! I’ve made the Hip Mama Diaper Bag and LOVE IT!

  273. Tiffany says:

    That soap looks good enough to eat- the perfect sister in law gift- useful and something you use up! While still being beautiful and yummy-

  274. Lalli says:

    I love the messenger bag. :)

  275. nanann says:

    totally need to make one of those boppy covers for myself! So tired of my current ones!

  276. Lisa says:

    I could have used that Boppy cover so much. I have one and have washed it so many times. I might still make a few!

  277. debra says:

    Will definitely be making the boppy covers for my friends who are expecting twins in the near future!!

  278. MegVS says:

    Oooh! These all look great!

  279. Courtney says:

    I think the baby gifts are among some of my favorites ever displayed on this site. All so useful, customizable, and cute! :)

  280. Megan says:

    These are perfect, I have so many new parents on my gift list. I love that bag!!

  281. Michelle says:

    My son’s teacher will be taking maternity leave this December, what great ideas for a gift I can make for her. Thank you

  282. Holly says:

    Ooooooh love those receiving blankets, the edging is so cute!! And LOVE the Amy Butler fabric, yay!

  283. Tersea says:

    The diaper bag looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

  284. Jocelyn says:

    Cute and sweet items for those little people!

  285. Julie Mason says:

    I love love love the teething ring! I need to make one for my baby along with all the other babies in my circle of friends and family! Wow! I love how there’s no plastic in it too – no BPA or any other bad things for our little bundles of joy! Great!

  286. aSprinkling says:

    I would seriously consider making the first three of these. As a young mom, I know how great they can be!

  287. Alana Jo says:

    After the holidays. Ill give that diaper bag a go.

  288. Terri says:

    Just what I need right now for all the new mamas in my life! THANK YOU! Love the Amy Butler fabric!

  289. Jane E. Petersons says:

    delightful ideas! i love the baby teething toy! i have so many friends with new little ones…perfect timing with this gift idea. :-)

  290. Heather says:

    That is a great diaper bag. I have been looking for another pattern. This looks great. hjm

  291. Deanne says:

    Perfect timing – I have a “fairly new” grandson who will soon need an abundance of teething rings. It will be so much more fun to give him Nonni made rings.

  292. Kirsten W says:

    I am SO making the teether ring, maybe to put in my baby’s stocking for Christmas! He will love playing with the little tags!

  293. Amy says:

    This is great! I’ve been wondering how people crochet directly onto fabric. Those receiving blankets are lovely, and the tutorial is just the thing I need.

  294. Melanie says:

    Love the holiday ideas!! It’s time to get up to the sewing room and start working away!

  295. Michelle Jadaa says:

    love the diaper bag!!Theres so many possibilites for embellishment and custermisation.
    Why does retail presume the diaper bag has to match the baby not the parents??

  296. Robyn says:

    Yet another great list of things I want to make for myself!! :) And the prize would be great too!!

  297. nettie says:

    i love the blankets…what an easy gift to give!

  298. Joy says:

    The receiving blankets look wonderful! Can’t wait to give them a try!

  299. Katie says:

    Great! I just found out I’m pregnant so I think I’ll be making some of these things for myself. Especially that diaper bag!

  300. Rebecca says:

    What a great tip to crochet an edge on a simple flannel receiving blanket! Thanks!

  301. Joyce says:

    These are all great! Now I can whip up some nice gifts for my friends who recently had babies. :)

  302. Pamela says:

    I love the teething ring. I hope I win!

  303. Patti says:

    These are great. I have a new baby and so do 2 of my friends. I can’t wait to get started.

  304. Eliza says:

    quilting! something I want to try!

  305. Jennifer says:

    I don’t even know where to begin! Thanks for putting together all these great ideas.

  306. Anary says:

    How sweet that blanket crochet sticth…I am falling for the color combinations

  307. Laine Odle says:

    I love love love the teething toy!

  308. Sara says:

    Love the receiving blankets – what a great idea!!!!

  309. Linda says:

    I have added the receiving blanket tutorial to my favorites. I love your fabric choices today. Bravo.

  310. Andi says:

    There is just something special about sewing for babies! I haven’t crocheted in years but I might just go and get out my hooks to try that receiving blanket.

  311. I made the messenger bag several months ago and received so many compliments on it. I love handmade soap!

  312. Bunny says:

    These are so perfect! Several members of my family are expecting, so these will make awesome gifts!

  313. Lynne in NC says:

    Another fun day of ideas. The diaper bag and boppy slipcover are definitely going to be made up this season.
    Thanks!

  314. Donna M. says:

    Perfect tutorials for this stage of my life. Will the baby showers ever end?? :)

  315. The receiving blankets are pretty enough that I wish I had a baby (someone else’s) to make one for!

  316. Rachel says:

    Love the diaper bag!!! I might just make one for myself!

  317. Ellen says:

    I just love Amy Butler fabrics!

  318. Ingrid says:

    Oh my goodness those baby shoes are SOOO cute! I can’t wait to make them, I’m going to check out the googly bun recipe too. They look delicious!

  319. Kathryn says:

    That receiving blanket is so timeless and so easy, and combines two of my favorite skills. Can’t wait to make one. Or two. Or ten.

  320. Kathy says:

    Wonderful tutorials. It’s fun to see what new things are here every day!

  321. Hannah says:

    All such great ideas and tutorials! Keep em’ coming! :)

  322. Jennifer says:

    with all the new moms in my life, I’m sure these will come in handy…

  323. Katy says:

    Great ideas all around… Now I just have to figure out which project to pick for my wide open Saturday!

  324. Beth says:

    I might need to lear to crochet for those receiving blanket. Too cute!

  325. Rebecca says:

    I love the diaper bag, and the fat quarter… I’m crossing my fingers :)

  326. Jessy Roos says:

    I adore the Hip Mama Diaper Bag! What a great way to make something personal and beautiful out of a necessity.

  327. Christina says:

    I love the crocheting on the blankets!

  328. JLu says:

    so cute! i hope to be a hip mama some day!

  329. Kara says:

    the boppy cover is so great, i’m sure many mommies and daddies out there can appreciate that!

  330. Typhany says:

    All of the tutorials are awesome and inspiring. How do I join the contest?

  331. stacy says:

    All adorable, fantastic!

  332. Kristine says:

    Yum, googly buns look delicious.

  333. Alissa says:

    I’ve been looking for a cute diaper bag pattern! How great! And Amy Butler solids?!? Yay! Keeping my fingers crossed extra hard for this one!

  334. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for linking to my diaper bag! And I love all the other projects too – I’ve bookmarked the Boppy cover, since I only have one, and I’m sure it’ll get stained eventually. Love the teether ring, too.

  335. craftytammie says:

    I haven’t crocheted since I was a child, but I also learned from my nana. I will have to see if it comes back to me as easily! And the soap of the month is a brilliant idea!

  336. Tammy says:

    Awww, everything’s so cute!

  337. Christy says:

    That diaper bag would make a great gift for anyone!!!

  338. Samantha says:

    Everything looks so great! Those cookies look delicious!

  339. Julie says:

    I’m going to make a few more of the boppy slipcovers, I always go through them to so fast with a newborn.

  340. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for the tutorials.

  341. Alison says:

    What great ideas! I love the receiving blanket. The crochet edge is something I’ve wanted to learn how to do, I think it looks so sweet and old-fashioned. Now I’ll try it!

  342. Regina says:

    Wish I had that boppy tutorial when I made one for mine – the fit just never came out right. And Meg’s fabric choice is PERFECT for the quilt back of a current project – thanks for “finding” that!

  343. Terriaw says:

    Those crochet receiving blankets are so pretty! I just love that edge stitching.

  344. Sarah Lemmon says:

    The crocheted edges are a nice touch to the receiving blankets. Whimsical,yet classy. Great ideas.

  345. Michelle says:

    nothing like a stop by Sew Mama Sew to get my creative juices flowin’ on a Saturday morning!

  346. JenO says:

    those fabric colors are beautiful!

  347. Carrie says:

    Great ideas for new parents! Thanks!

  348. Natalie says:

    I’ve always loved the look of tea towels with a crocheted edge… how sweet it would look on receiving blankets!

  349. Lorene says:

    That diaper bag looks awesome! The perfect thing for a new mom.

  350. Jane Bissell says:

    As a soon to be grandma, I am thrilled to find these links. I plan to make the boppy cover first, as I know that will be appreciated.

  351. Whistlepea says:

    My friend also made her own pattern for a breast feeding pillow cover! They’re great for new moms.

  352. Tricia says:

    These colors are so beautiful!

  353. Ashley Ann says:

    Great ideas!

  354. Alyssa says:

    Thanks for the ideas-my cousin is having a girl soon! These projects have got me thinking of what I should give her.

  355. Ang says:

    Love the teether ring!

  356. julia says:

    This post is so timely!! I have 5 expecting friends right now!! (was 6 one baby’s here now!) I should get on that pretty recieving blanket!!

  357. Amy Hachem says:

    i love the little wooden teether! What a nice stocking stuffer idea! Thanks! ……… now to check out the oatmeal/date cookies … yum!

  358. Somer says:

    Such great ideas, I can’t wait to start sewing.

  359. Great ideas, I like the teething toy.

  360. I am so excited to make a new diaper bag! I am also going to try out that teether ring! Thanks SMS!

  361. meg says:

    A friend of mine gave me a crochet-edged receiving blanket, and it is one of my favorites. Now I might even give it a try myself, thanks to this tutorial!

  362. Kimberly says:

    That Boppy slipcover tutorial is so useful to have. And I love the crochet edging on the blankets.

  363. Marie says:

    I have been eyeing this diaper bag for a while but now that my friend is having a baby, well, i should really make it.

  364. Julia says:

    Wow, everyday a bunch of surprises…I love the diaper bag (now I only have to wait for the next baby in my family/among my friends ;o) )
    Thanks again!
    Julia

  365. buebau says:

    I’ll try the diaper bag.
    Those blankets are so cute…

  366. Erica says:

    All of the tutorials are new to me from today’s list. I can’t wait to look further at each one. I was just sewing a flannel baby blanket yesterday.

  367. Pamela says:

    What great ideas! I love the diaper bag!

  368. Judi says:

    I love the receiving blankets!! I actually have one that that’s made the same way. It was a gift my mother received when I was born!! It’s one of my favorites and I’ve used it with every one of my 5 babies. Handmade ones are so nice now that the store bought ones are made so small.

  369. brooke says:

    I have a baby shower next weekend. These are beautiful options.

  370. Samantha says:

    Those teether toys are so cute!

  371. Marguerite says:

    What lovely colors! And all of my friends are having babies — must try the blanket…

  372. Alisa says:

    I like the teether toy. My sister is making the diaper bag right now.

  373. alisha says:

    Great topic! I know a lot of expecting mothers this holiday season. :)

  374. ooh, oooh. love amy butler anything. this may inspire me to make my first quilt.

  375. Sarah AJ says:

    That teether is super cute!

  376. marie says:

    Off to check out some of those links…LOVE this site!! Thanks, and can’t wait until tomorrow!!

  377. Julie says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the diaper bag tutorial! I can’t wait to make one for my girlfriend who is expecting! Fantastic!

  378. jenni says:

    that blanket is something special! thank you for the link.

  379. Jenny says:

    I’d like to be entered into the give away. Thanks!

  380. Tammy Wittig says:

    Oh, the blankets look so cute with the crochet on the edge! I may have to try that for a new little cousin…

  381. Joanne says:

    More great ideas! The diaper bag could be used for so many other things as well. Love the tutorials!

  382. Cindy B. says:

    I’m ready for the next baby shower!! What cute, quick and easy ideas!! Thanks

  383. Suzette says:

    That seahorse fabric is wonderful.

  384. melissa p. says:

    love the receiving blanket!

  385. Julie says:

    loves these ideas, thanks!

  386. Amber says:

    Love the diaper bag. Thanks for the tutorial.

  387. Julie A says:

    That ribbon teether is just so very cute and those receiving blankets are gorgeous!
    My brother and his wife are expecting their first in May, I’m gonna be an Auntie!

  388. shaina says:

    I love the look of crochet blankets! So pretty!

  389. Amy says:

    I’ll have to use that crochet edge for blankets I’m making my little sisters’ dolls. It looks very nice, but I wonder how hard it will be to poke through the flannel.

  390. emily e. says:

    Would love to be entered to win. Especially love the tutorials today (Saturday)! Thanks!

  391. Stacey C. says:

    The diaper bag is beautiful! Wow. I’d try it, but I think it’s a little above my sewing abilities!

  392. Lia says:

    I love Morgan Street Soaps. Those look like some great tutorials too.

  393. Jess says:

    Great Ideas!

  394. Jennifer N. says:

    As always – lots of wonderful ideas. I never knew you could buy a soap subscription. Thanks.

  395. thank you so much for that boppy cover link – will use that many times, i am sure!!!

  396. Christina says:

    those blankets are soooo cute!!!

  397. christa says:

    The hip mama diaper bag is great. It seems like it would work as a to and from work bag as well.

  398. Celeste says:

    I love the look of that diaper bag–thanks for sharing!

  399. Sarah says:

    Great tutorials! We’re expecting our 3rd and I’ve been wanting to make a boppy cover and diaper bag!! Thanks!

  400. Krista says:

    Great ideas! I am going to be a new mom this year and need all the help I can get! (And I’m a huge Amy Butler fan!) I wish more stores sold her fabric in Ontario…

  401. Marie Greene says:

    I have several friends who will be welcoming new babies in the coming months. Thanks for the ideas!

  402. Celia says:

    I will definitely have to revisit that diaper bag after I’ve finished all my other projects I have lined up!!

  403. Tine says:

    What great ideas! There are 3 new babies in our circle of friends this year!

  404. Sonicka says:

    I know quite q few new parents… these are all great ideas!

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