Welcome back for the seventh day of our 10th Annual Handmade Holidays series! We put together a sweet collection of gifts to sew for babies and new parents, including some fun and cuddly softies as well! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end too!

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Mary Jane Baby Shoes
Keep those little baby toes warm in these adorable Mary Janes (by Lindsay of The Cottage Mama).


Stacking Ring Toy
A soft version of a classic children’s toy, these stacking rings (by Nhi of Detective Houndstooth) make a great gift.


Snail Softie
This cute little snail (by Alicia of Felt With Love Designs) is super snuggly and sure to steal your heart.


Diaper and Wipes Case
Every new parent will go through plenty of diapers and wipes – carry them in style with this cute case (by Amber of Crazy Little Projects).


Robot Softie
Sew up some intergalactic awesomeness with these super soft fleece robots (by Jo for Simply Sewing).


Wooden Ring Teether
This wooden ring teether (by Kate of See Kate Sew) is a perfect gift for a new baby – easy for little hands to hold and a variety of textures to explore.


Baby Burp Cloths
A good burp cloth (by Lori of Lori Miller Designs) is a necessity! Make several for the new parents in fun flannel prints.


Memory Bear
This Memory Bear (by Lindsay of PA Country Crafts) is a perfect way to preserve a favorite baby outfit.


Sheep Softie
Sew an adorable, cuddly, and soft sheep softie (by Stephanie of Swoodson Says) for a quick and easy gift any baby will love!


Elephant Bib
Any new parent will appreciate a stack of cute new bibs! (By Dana for Sew Mama Sew)

Related tutorials you might enjoy: Little Owl Quilt, All the Essentials Tote, Beginner Butterfly Softie

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Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US shipping only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies that contribute prizes.

Sew Illustrated – 35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs: 16 Zakka Projects

Author: Minki Kim and Kristin Esser
Publisher: C&T Publishing / Stash Books

Use free-motion stitching and appliqué to embellish charming handmade gifts! Make and share 16 small projects in the popular Zakka design style, including bags, coasters, pincushions, a cosmetic roll, and a mini sewing kit. Learn how to transfer and sew any of the 35 adorable sketches–printed on iron-on transfer paper–or branch out and try sewing your own doodles (or a child’s!), a stamped image, or a traced photo.

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.