|There’s bound to be a little someone on your holiday list who will absolutely love one of these fun ideas for Babies & Toddlers!|
|Sweet Pea Pilot Cap
Meg’s Sweet Pea Pilot Cap from Sew Liberated gives such a classic look and keeps Baby’s ears warm too. We’ve had great success with this fun pattern!
Don’t forget about Rae’s Fold-Up-and-Snap Bib from our recent Baby Shower theme. It’s the perfect thing for the babies and toddlers in your life (their parents will thank you!).
Joy from Momma’s Kinda Crafty shows you how to whip up some simple and cute Leg Warmers for the cold weather. You can also use the same technique for BabyLegs-style warmers for new crawlers.
|Perfect Diaper Cover
With Dana’s Perfect Diaper Cover from MADE, every little diapered bottom in the world can be covered with cute fabric!
|Mooshy Belly Bunny
Holly’s Mooshy Belly Bunny from Chez Beeper Bebe is sure to be a well-loved, snuggly new friend.
You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Baby Kimono Wrap, Sushi-Roll Changing Pad and Diaper & Wipes Pouch, Pacifier Clip, Reversible Baby Bonnet, Pea Pod Hip Carrier, Crayon Box Quilt, Sleep!, Gifts for New Parents, Play!, More Gifts for Babies & Toddlers, Teach & Learn!
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:
|Eco-friendly Sleep Sack from Pure Pixie
Pure Pixie’s Sleep Sack is made from organic fibers, has a double zipper for easy diaper changes and is machine washable. Babies will enjoy it most for it’s natural warmth & coziness.
|Shortbread Buttons from Forty-Sixth at Grace
These colorful Shortbread Button Cookies from Forty-Sixth at Grace are effortless treats everyone will enjoy!
|Photo Ornament Tags
Eva from Oh Smile created these Photo Ornament Tags for Rhythm of the Home. Download and insert your favorite photo for a memorable keepsake.
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By Meg Mateo Ilasco & Joy Deangdeelert Cho
(Chronicle Books, $16.95, ISBN: 9780811871617)
From the Publisher:As the hipster classic Craft, Inc. did for crafters, this book will teach all types of creatives—illustrators, photographers, graphic designers, animators, and more—how to build a successful business doing what they love. Freelancing pros Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Deangdeelert Cho explain everything from creating a standout portfolio to navigating the legal issues of starting a business. Accessible, spunky, and packed with practical advice, Creative, Inc. is an essential for anyone ready to strike out on their own.
By Anna Maria Horner
(Wiley, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-49781-4)
From the Publisher:
Come stitch alongside celebrated fabric designer Anna Maria Horner as she prepares for her own new baby. This stunning collection of nursery décor, keepsakes, maternity wear, baby s clothing, and more is all breathtakingly photographed as Anna Maria progresses through her pregnancy.
Mothers-to-be, grandparents, family, and friends will treasure this collection of sewing projects to welcome home a new baby. Stylish prints and colors combine in unique designs to give you 24 projects ranging from booties and a quilt to an embroidered family tree and a thank you note organizer and everything in between.
Saturated with gorgeous full-color photography, Handmade Beginnings gives new and veteran sewers colorful, contemporary, yet classic, patterns to mark one of life s biggest milestones.
Knit Green: 20 Projects and Ideas for Sustainability
By Joanne Seiff
(Wiley, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-42679-1)
From the Publisher:
Knit Green offers tons of information and ideas on everything you need to be a more environmentally conscious knitter. From sourcing materials locally and using organic products, to supporting fair work and fair trade programs, Knit Green is a tremendous source of information to help you tailor your craft to your convictions.
Fashion-forward knitting and easy-to-digest essays come together to help you “green-up” your hobby and easily implement suggestions and strategies for sustainability in the context of knitting. You’ll get a full exploration of green avenues and product options, including organically -farmed fibers, non-animal yarns, alternative or recycled fibers and yarns, fair work and fair trade companies and programs, buying local, sustainable farming and energy in yarn production, and more. Plus, you’ll find more than 20 fashionable patterns that don’t sacrifice style for sustainability.
- 20 projects for environmentally conscious knitting
- Full exploration of green knitting product options
- From the author of Fiber Gathering
From vegan options to eco-diversity, Knit Green gives you the tools you need to green-up not only your knitting, but your whole life!
By Judit Durant
(Storey Publishing, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-60342-579-7)
From the Publisher:Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore! Veteran knitter Judith Durant has selected 101 original patterns for items that can be created from just a single skein of sock yarn—adorable baby clothes, warm mittens and hats, beautiful scarves, original jewelry, bags, cozies—even a dog sweater and a lampshade! Contributed by yarn shops and designers throughout North America, the patterns are fetching and fun to knit. Some knit up in less than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts.
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