Mama & Baby Essentials Tutorial Round-Up

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Shannon from is a pro at finding the best tutorials around. Her round-ups are legendary, and we’re excited to share ALL of the Mama & Baby Essentials tutorials she found, just for our Baby Shower celebration! Shannon is on our Sew,Mama,Sew! Editorial Board and she’s moved on to find the best tutorials for our upcoming Handmade Holidays series in November. We’re so lucky to have her “finding” expertise. Enjoy the following tutorials and bookmark this page!…

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Baby showers are a special time for the celebration and arrival of a new and precious life. When you look back at the history of baby showers the gifts given to the new parents were handmade. Clothing and blankets were gifted and made with love. I think that our society is moving back to handmade and found objects, and we are realizing the significance of instilling the grace and beauty of these arts to our children. In doing so we’ve come to embrace handmade gifts with a new modern flair. So instead of rushing out to your local big box store for your next shower why not make your gift? The time and love put into your present will mean more to the new mom and her child than words can say and they will surely be treasured.

For all you looking for the perfect and may I say “essential” gift for a new mom and her babe, here’s a great place to start. I’ve given you items for all skill levels and interest. Gifts ranging from a basic bib to drool catchers for your baby carrier. A simple, cozy swaddling blanket to a car seat cooler– Yes, I found a car seat cooler! No more hot straps after the car is parked in the sun for babe anymore! All the basics are here. Most of these tutorials give you a great place to start if you want to customize and add your own personal flair! Sew on that ribbon, applique a car on a little boy’s onesie or fabric paint images on a cute pant bottom! It’s all fun and it’s all about baby! In giving a handmade gift you are not only bringing joy to the new family but also finding happiness in the process for yourself as well. So get sewing, get creating, snuggle up to that new baby and have fun!

1. Simple Headband 2. Fabric Covered Snap Clip 3. Yo-Yo Headband
4. Denim Barrette 5. Baby Headband

1. Bootie 2. Kimono Shoes 3. Felt Baby Booties 4. Infant Scratch Mittens

1. Baby Tie 2. Bow Tie 3. Sweet Pea Pilot Cap 4. Fruit Salad Baby Hats

1. Frayed-Edge Bib 2. Boutique Baby Bibs 3. Quilted Patchwork Bib 4. Ruffle Bib

1. Burp Cloth 2. Fancy Burp Cloth 3. Frayed-Edge Burp Cloth

1. Minky Baby Blanket 2. Sweet Baby Quilt 3. Chenille Heirloom Baby Blanket
4. Kids’ Travel Toy Blanket 5. His/Hers Personalized Baby Quilt 6. Swaddle Blanket

1. Itty Bitty Pants 2. Dress Shirt Sleep Sack 3. Diaper Covers 4. Baby Tights

1. Embellishing Onesies 2. Onesie with Binding 3. Wrap-Around Onesie

1. High Chair Pad 2. Drool Catchers for Baby Carrier 3. Nursing Cover 4. High Chair Seat Cover

1. Playpen Sheet 2. Nursing Cover

1. Padded Reversible Sling 2. Boppy Pillow 3. Sling 4. Ring Sling

1. Gold Dots Dress 2. Dress 3. Most Flattering Shirt Dress
4. Sunshine Daisies Bottom Mellow Dress 5. Shirt Skirt 6. Bubble Shirt

1. Crib Sheet 2. Big Bow Pillow 3. Changing Pad Cover 4. Soft Blocks 5. Crib Organizer 6. Crib Skirt

1. Bunting 2. Crib Bumper 3. Crib Pacifier Holder

1. Diaper Strap 2. Diaper Pouch 3. Pacifier Clip 4. Pacifier Pouch

1. Diaper Bag 2. Angela’s Bag 3. Baby-on-the-Go-Bag

1. Changing Mat 2. Pottery Barn Style Changing Mat 3. Changing Pad Clutch 4. Tablecloth Changing Mat

1. Car Seat Cover 2. Reversible Car Seat Strap Covers 3. Car Seat Cooler

Thanks for having me over on Sew,Mama,Sew!, Ladies, it’s been so fun! Best wishes for the new baby, Beth! Looking at all of these tutorials makes me want to have another one and I just had one!

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103 Responses to Mama & Baby Essentials Tutorial Round-Up

  1. gina snyder says:

    Love the list of tutes! Thanks so much Shannon!

    Love the doll too!


  2. jill a says:

    thanks for compiling sch a great list!

  3. Virginia says:

    Great stuff! Thank you.

  4. kristen says:

    thank you so much for this fabulous roundup!!! i will be a first time mommy in a few months and CANNOT wait to get going on these essentials!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Meg says:

    Thanks for sharing, what a great round up!


  6. Susan says:

    Lots of fun projects to add to my list

  7. Sarah J. says:

    What an amazing list of inspiring projects.

  8. Bethany says:

    Wow…can’t wait to start sewing!

  9. Jessica says:

    These are some great tutorials! Love the bow ties!

  10. Karen M says:

    Love the tutorials. Been looking for a way to make ties for my 10 month old great-grandson.

  11. Keri says:

    This is the most amazing post ever. I’ve been searching for a lot of ideas, and I think you have complied them all here!

  12. Nancy says:

    So many great projects!

  13. Kelli H says:

    This round-up will definitely come in handy – so thanks! And that doll is adorable!

  14. C. Michele says:

    Oh wow. How wonderful. Our family has several new babies on the way!

  15. Annie says:

    Wonderfull, thanks a lot for all these tutorial……

  16. Jill B says:

    Such an amazing list – bookmarked for future reference.

  17. Dianne McLean says:

    Great range of projects. Now to get started. Thanks.

  18. Marcia W. says:

    Great work in pulling together this complete list of tuts.

  19. Melissa says:

    What a great list of tutorials! Thank you!

  20. Ana says:

    Thank you so much for all these resources… My friends are all having babies and these will make great gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. beverly says:

    That is great! Thanks for putting this together!

  22. Shara says:

    Amazing! This will keep me busy through toddlerhood!

  23. Ammie says:

    I agree! This round up must be bookmarked. I <3 every item.

  24. Linda says:

    Thanks for putting this all together for us! You did a great job!

  25. Valerie says:

    This round up is soooo comprehensive. Thanks a lot!

  26. Jenny says:

    wow!! what an awesome round-up! I don’t even know where to begin!

  27. Michelle says:

    What a great bunch of must-haves. You guys are the best!

  28. jen says:

    ah! what an amazing list of ideas!! now i just need a baby ๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Emily S says:

    This is the ultimate, fantastic baby roundup! Definitely bookmarking and sending to all my momma friends ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. erin says:

    What an adorable little doll!

  31. Em says:

    Wow, tons of great ideas for those baby shower gifts and new mommies! Love the beautiful fabrics and color choices!

  32. Mama Lusco says:

    thanks for rounding up the great tutorials!

  33. sy says:

    oh wow so many adorable projects.

  34. Lindsay says:

    I love them all! My husband won’t be thrilled, but I want to make one of each!

  35. Gloria says:

    I love the hair goodies.Thanks so much for this AWESOME giveaway!

  36. Elisha says:

    Wow, will definitely be making some of these for my bub and as gifts for new lttle bubbas, what a great idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Heidi says:

    All those tutorials makes me want another baby

  38. This is wonderful! I’m bookmarking this! Lots of great ideas for my new baby girl (coming home next month from Ethiopia).

  39. Angie says:

    Hmm.. Now you’ve got me thinking of making hats. Maybe a rosebud hat for my niece Rose and a lily hat for my niece Lily. But what to do for Jacob?

  40. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I am so bookmarking this page for future reference as well!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, that is an incredibly useful and impressive list of tutorials–thanks for sharing!!

  42. Laura says:

    Wow! Great list of tutorials! Thank you so much!

  43. Jenny says:

    Thanks for featuring my nursing cover tutorial!!

  44. MC says:

    Amazing tutorials. I will try at least one of these this weekend!

  45. ~Helena~ says:

    Wow, great round up of tutes. So much neat stuff.

  46. Carrie says:

    Just found out I’m pregnant and had to get on sewmamasew to see what fun baby projects there were! What perfect timing and tutuorials! Thanks!!

  47. Christina says:

    Thank you for contributing to my never ending baby fever!!

  48. Judi B says:

    So many ideas, I could go into overload!

  49. Addy says:

    Wow! This is like Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Sophia Patterson says:

    All these wonderful tutorials. I can’t decide what to make first.

  51. Nancy says:

    WOW!!!Oh boy now you’ve done it!!SOO many cute ideas here!Mahalo~
    ps:that doll is adorable!!

  52. briana says:

    A wonderful list of tutorials!

  53. Amy Liddell says:

    Oh my gosh – this is so great! Now if I could just find some time to sit in front of my machine…

  54. Margarita says:

    I’ve been looking for a do-able boot pattern for fleece, and haven’t seen any booties I like for my son in the stores! Great pattern!

  55. carrie says:

    What a great round up!

  56. Becky says:

    Fabulous tutorials!! Can’t wait to get working on some of these!

  57. Katie says:

    Wow, I just opened up SO MANY tabs! Thanks!

  58. Erica says:

    Wow, great tutorials! Thanks for the roundup!

  59. Sam says:

    Thanks for including my fancy burp cloth tutorial in this roundup, Shannon! All these ideas are AWESOME – I can’t wait to try some out!

  60. clo says:

    Wow such a great list, thanks so much for all the effort.

  61. Tara says:

    Wow, I’m going to have to get started on some of those items.

  62. Nice Roundup – there are lots of new things to try my hand at! Thanks

  63. melanie says:

    Thank you for the AWESOME round-up! Lots of Baby Showers coming up!

  64. Amy says:

    Oh, this is fun! I’m loving the booties!

  65. So many useful and beautiful gift ideas!

  66. Rochelle says:

    Great roundup! Thanks for including my scratch mitt tutorial! Can’t wait to make some of these projects!

  67. This is a Great list. I’m definitely bookmarking it.

  68. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the round-up! So many great things to make! Now, where to start? :c)

  69. Laura Reich says:

    Wow. I have so many things I need to start working on. Thank you SO much!

  70. Debbie says:

    Thanks for the fun tutorials! I’m also a Grandma and will put these to good use! Love the doll!

  71. DebbieKL says:

    Great list of tutorials! I hope to make new crib bedding before #2 arrives, so this is a big help!

  72. Cassandra says:

    I love this doll, I only have a boy right now. I would love to start a collect for what is to come.

  73. Brooke says:

    LOVE THIS ROUND UP! I love sewing and my third little girl is due mid-December. I’ve got some new things to sew!! Thanks!

  74. So glad you are all enjoying the roundup! It was fun to put together. There was no way I can’t not share all the tutorials I have saved in my favorites and “must make list”. Happy sewing everyone!

  75. Penny says:

    Wow…thanks for all the great tutorial links! I have been on the look out because I have another grandchild on the way and need to get some ideas for things to make that are useful!

  76. Allison says:

    Beautiful tutorials! Thanks for this list. One thing to include for next time is some nursing-friendly tops and dresses for momma. Purchased nursing clothing is so expensive! But they’re easy to make with thrifted t-shirts or fabric you have lying around in the stash. And great for nursing on the go (maybe in your new, custom-made sling!) without worrying about preserving modesty.

    Check out some of these (which I have used with great success, for me and other momma friends). The third one is my new go-to gift for baby showers and mother blessings.
    and my personal favorite,
    There are many more nursing-friendly tops and dress patterns online, and some that you can buy, too, but these are just a few that have worked for me. Thanks for the excellent Baby Shower theme!

  77. WOW. Simply WOW! Some AMAZING stuff! Thanks for rounding it all up for us!

  78. Pearl says:

    So many projects, so little time.

  79. Christie says:

    What a wonderful round-up! Thanks for including me!

  80. Jocelyn says:

    What a great roundup! It’ll take me days to go through all these fun links.

  81. Jasmine says:

    I love the wrap around onesie! Those were my favorites with my daughter for all of her first year…so much easier!

  82. Southern Gal says:

    This is absolutely amazing! I recently made a nursing cover from an online tutorial. I’m so thankful for all the ladies out there who share their gifts with everyone else. Thanks for this quick handy tutorial guide. I’m adding it to favorites right now.

  83. Angela says:

    These are all so great! Now if I only had the time….

  84. Melissa says:

    Thanks for including my Shirt Skirts! It’s an honor to be in such creative company! ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. mjb says:

    Great tutorial round-up!

  86. Chris says:

    Thanks for including my changing pad tutorial! I have loved mine.

  87. knitsewreadlove says:

    WOW! THANKS! I was just thinking that I needed to make some bloomers to go under the round of jumpers I just made my little one, and the Made Diaper Cover is perfect! The only “problem” is that I now have another list of projects I want to start. ;0)

  88. Jennifer says:

    Lots of nice tutorials! I wish I’d had the shirt skirt one months ago–that would make a great pregnancy skirt!

  89. Erin says:

    My favorite cousin just announced she’s having her first baby! Now I have a long list of pretty things to make her and her new little boy! Thanks!!!

  90. Deanne Johnson says:

    Timing is wonderful – I have three new babies due in the next few months and mommas that will appreciate these great ideas, particularly if I will do the work!

  91. katie says:

    Great roundup! Definitely have some new projects added to my to do list. Thanks!

  92. Tammy says:

    So many wonderful links to look through! Wow!

  93. Amy Newbold says:

    I have a lil 5mos old that would love the doll!

  94. Shelley C says:

    Now that the grandbabies are coming fast and furious, this has been a great resource! THanks! maybe do this on a yearly basis to remind us old foggies where the tutes are! ๐Ÿ™‚

  95. Robyn Wing says:

    What a great collection of ideas! Thanks for putting it together.

  96. Sarah says:

    What a wonderful round-up! There are so many I will be trying, thanks!

  97. jes says:

    this is super awesome! thanks so much. Itty Bitty Pants are super super cute

  98. Chrissy says:

    Seriously? How am I going to decide which project to do? They are all so fabulous!!!!! Thanks for the line-up (and giveaway!)

  99. Rebecca says:

    This is an absolutely amazing list of tutorials! Makes me want to run home to my sewing machine, rather than sit at the desk at work ๐Ÿ™ Looking forward to putting some of these into action this next “baby” season.

  100. Kati says:

    WOW! I love all these things! I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon….going through all these posts!!

  101. Destri says:

    I love Shannon! Thanks for including my headband!

  102. meg says:

    What a fantastic list of tutorials! I just found a great tutorial for making cute little animal hats for babies:

  103. Ima says:

    Thank you so much for this fabulous roundup!

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