Handmade Holidays Nov. 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents

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 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.

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150 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents

  1. Rose in MN says:

    Love the softie take on a classic toy!

  2. Alison in MD says:

    The stacking rings are cute!

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  4. Susan in MA says:

    The memory bear is a great idea. I love it

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  7. Mary Beth says:

    Memory bear is a great idea!

    –Mary Beth in MO

  8. Genevieve C. of Wa says:

    I can’t wait to make some Ring Teething Toy for my granddaughter to be, Thanks 🙂

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  10. Linda L. says:

    Those Mary Janes are adorable!

  11. bookboxer says:

    All beautiful … all practical! Many thanks.

  12. Barb K in NE says:

    The Elephant bib is my pick!

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  14. Charlotte in GA says:

    All super cute ideas!! Thanks!

  15. Judi B in VA says:

    I’m kind of digging the sheep. Quick and cute.

  16. Lydia says:

    Softie robots are ADORABLE.

  17. Laurie says:

    I love the idea of making a bear out of a treasured baby outfit- maybe I can do this instead of the dreaded t-shirt/baby clothes quilt.

  18. DeborahGun says:

    These are all such gorgeous ideas. Thanks for sharing

  19. Kimberly says:

    The mary janes are so tiny and cute!

  20. […] Gifts for Babies […]

  21. Sam in FL says:

    The Mary Jane shoes are just too precious. Love them!

  22. Gail says:

    Love all the baby gifts. Gail in Florida.

  23. sumac in VT says:

    The Mary Janes are adorable!

  24. Mandi in MD says:

    The sheep softie is adorbs!

  25. Silvia says:

    I love all of them!!

  26. Maggie says:

    Love the soft stacking rings!

  27. Maggie says:

    Love the soft staking rings!

  28. Amy in IL says:

    Love all the baby things. Not sure which I would make first.

  29. Debbie in NY says:

    The stacking rings are great! I’ve never seen fabric ones.

  30. BSackrey says:

    With this line-up of adorable baby items I am ready for my next baby shower.

  31. Barb K in NE says:

    I like the elephant bib–would make a nice little gift!

  32. caroline rohrer in NV says:

    cute bib

  33. Shannon in WA says:

    Robots make me smile!

  34. Harley W. says:

    I’m expecting a new niece in March, thanks!

    Harley in AL

  35. Rose In the UK says:

    The hard part is choosing one!

  36. Alexis in UT says:

    With a baby girl due two days after Christmas, quite a few of these ideas seem like a great idea. My favorite is the cute little Mary Janes.

  37. usairdoll in CA says:

    OH gosh, these ideas are darling! Love the Softie Robots, too cute!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. Sandhya says:

    Stacked rings and the super softy snail are super cute.

  39. Deidre says:

    Love the robot stuffie!

  40. fenna says:

    cute gift ideas!!!

  41. Morgan D. says:

    I need to make those robots, asap! Love them!

  42. Cinnamom says:

    Oh that book looks so awesome!

  43. Claudia K says:

    The sheep softie is super cute.

  44. Terri in NJ says:

    lovelly

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  46. Lisa in MA says:

    I love the stacking rings! I would never have thought to make them out of fabric!

  47. Chris says:

    The memory bear is the best.

  48. Bekki says:

    Lots of nice ideas. The snail iscreally cute.

  49. Pat says:

    So many great ideas. I’ll have to sew a few up to have on hand for baby showers.

  50. Sherry VF says:

    Gosh! I wish I had someone to make those cute little shoes for. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  51. Emily in WA says:

    The baby shoes are so perfect! A fun gaggle of gifts today 🙂

  52. Luciana says:

    It’s all about these cute baby shoes!

  53. Sandy in WA says:

    I have a baby shower coming up, some great gift ideas.

  54. Emma in FL says:

    These are all such cute ideas! I love the teddy bear one best 🙂

  55. Jayne says:

    Adorable little things! Love the book too!

  56. Audrey says:

    I love making baby stuff!!!

  57. Kathy L in VA says:

    The diaper and wipe case would be very useful for a new mom.

  58. Ellen in OH says:

    The Mary Jane shoes are precious! Wish I had a little one to sew them for. Many thanks!

  59. Jolyn in FL says:

    Cute projects!

  60. Jolyn in FL says:

    I love the book!

  61. Christine in Colorado says:

    That sheep softie us too cute 🙂

  62. Judy In OR says:

    The baby shoes are so adorable. I am so hoping my niece has a girl so I can make her some.

  63. Jamie says:

    Such cute ideas for sewing for babies!

  64. Shawna says:

    I liked today’s post!

  65. Penny R says:

    Love the stuffed robots.

  66. Laura says:

    What cute ideas to make for some new born cuties:)

  67. Laura says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Christina in VT says:

    Those little baby shoes are adorable.

  69. Rebecca Kuck says:

    Cute cute cute!!!!!

  70. Andrea in WV says:

    Those shoes are too cute!!!

  71. Melissa says:

    I love the littel sheep!

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  73. Barb B in BC says:

    So many cute Ideas. I think I will have to limit my list this year.

  74. Whitney in ME says:

    Such great ideas!

  75. Julie says:

    I have wanted this book for ages!!! I love the little Mary Jane shoes! Too adorable.

    Fingers crossed because I want this book so badly!

  76. jessicac says:

    Have a little one I need to make a gift for, and the mary janes would be perfect!

  77. Cindy S. says:

    What a great collection of baby gifts to make! Thank you so much posting this!

  78. Marilyn in WA says:

    These are all great ideas!

  79. Audrey says:

    I love that memory bear! So sweet!

  80. Eleanor says:

    So, so cute!

  81. Pat says:

    Pat in PA
    I love making things for a baby. These are so adorable. Especially the little sheep.

  82. Pat says:

    I love making things for a baby. These are so adorable. Especially the little sheep!

  83. Terry says:

    Being a first-time Grandma I’m so thankful for all these fun projects…can’t wait to get started!!!

  84. Anneliese says:

    I will try the bib for my daughters drama teacher. This will be a lovely gift

  85. Paula says:

    So many great ideas! I especially love the Stacking Ring Toy and the Mary Jane Baby Shoes are really sweet!

  86. Tracy Thompson says:

    Fab ideas for baby gifts!

  87. Myssi says:

    That little sheep is super cute!

  88. Gwen says:

    Love the memory bear- such a great idea!

  89. Melwyk says:

    There are some cute ideas here — too bad I don’t have any really small children on my gifts list — but I can think of others who might like that sheep !!

  90. Beth T. in OR says:

    The idea of a memory bear is a very sweet one.

  91. Heidi says:

    beautiful book! Thanks for a chance to win!!

  92. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Cute designs! Thank you.

  93. Tina in MT says:

    Such great ideas. You can never have too many burp cloths!

  94. D in IL says:

    Look forward to making several of these baby items. Thank you for offering them!

  95. Renea says:

    Lots of really cute little projects. Thanks for the inspiration and for the giveaway.

  96. Delia in VA says:

    Great ideas! I need to make a few of these for new babies in my church. The snail is super cute!

  97. Dawn From Indiana says:

    The Mary Jane shoes are adorable.

  98. Gweneth says:

    Great ideas for my grandson

  99. Tina L says:

    Lovely ideas for new baby gifts.

  100. Elephants are my favorite animals–and bibs!!

  101. Ramona in MI says:

    So many cute things for babies. Love that sweet lamb.

  102. Lindsay in Iowa says:

    These are all so darling! The snail is my favorite but I have a feeling my kiddo would prefer a robot!

  103. Heather says:

    Love the sheep!

  104. Linda W says:

    I adore the baby Mary Janes. I’ll definitely make some of those. Thanks grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  105. Lee in MI says:

    I needed some good baby projects – these are awesome!

  106. Mandi in CO says:

    Those shoes – so cute!

  107. Nita says:

    I might make some of those bibs for a new baby in the family

  108. Chelsey says:

    Love the stackable toy!

  109. Sue says:

    ShirtingIs hint I had a new baby to sew for.

  110. Kathryn in VA says:

    Great links.

  111. Lori in MI says:

    Thanks for featuring my sweet baby burp cloth pattern. It is so cute and easy to stitch up. I have gifted so many of them. I hope your readers enjoy them.

  112. Jeannie says:

    Love the stacking ring toy…great twist on an old favorite!

  113. Kellie says:

    We just had a baby shower for my niece, sure wish i had seen some if these sweet things. But i still have time to whip out some adorable gifts before our sweetie arrives!

  114. Susie in Pennsyvlania says:

    Such cute baby gifts!!

  115. Cyndi C says:

    These are all great ideas, can’t wait to start sewing.

  116. Marian in NY says:

    Cute gifts for my grandkids!

  117. amber in nyc says:

    All these ideas look amazing! I want to make them all so I am going to have to flip a coin to decide what to make first.

  118. Lori Morton says:

    Love your baby things Ideas!! Am making bibs & burp clothes, and a quilt now…for new nephew comin by Thanksgiving! 🙂 Love the Snail!! & Stacking toy!

    Thank you for chance to win this Give-a-way too!!
    Ohio Hugs!! 🙂

  119. Gwen in NJ says:

    Love the style of bibs; my granddaughter is finally wearing them without ripping them off. I think she will especially like these. Thanks for ideas and info; very helpful this year.

  120. Sarah J in OH says:

    Great ideas for a new little one in our family (that snail!) Thank you!

  121. Awww, I wish I knew someone having a baby! I’ll keep this saved. Someone will have a baby sooner or later. Thank you for these great projects.

  122. Brie says:

    I REALLY want this book! It is on my christmas list!

  123. Patty says:

    Granddaughter has elephants in her room. She will have some on her bibs now!

  124. Sheri Ricker says:

    How adorable. I will make the fabric ring toss for my new nephew for Christmas. Thanks for all of the great gift making ideas.

  125. Christina in VT says:

    Sadly (but not really), my baby has grown up but those baby shoes are awfully cute.

  126. Amy in OR says:

    That sheep softie is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

  127. Lisamarie of CT says:

    I love the sheep!

  128. Mary Van Kleeck says:

    I have a new grandson so I will have make some of these cute items!!!

  129. jackie in indiana says:

    all so sweet 🙂

  130. SS says:

    Neat ideas – I have a brand new nephew

  131. Gina Ia. says:

    The robots are so cute!

  132. Lulu says:

    The Baby Burp clothes are so cute and such great gift for a baby shower.

  133. April in KS says:

    I love all of these ideas for my new niece! Thank you!

  134. Kay says:

    Baby burp cloths are what I often make, but I do love the look of the wooden teethe bring too. x

  135. Bernie says:

    This is another great roundup of ideas. Just pinned the little shoes, the diaper pack and the wooden teething ring. Thanks a bunch!

  136. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for including my sheep! What a cute roundup – and that book looks fabulous.

  137. Wendy in MI says:

    So cute!

  138. Patty says:

    These gifts are just adorable.

  139. Joy says:

    Love all of these! Easy enough for me to make several!

  140. I wish I had some babies in my life.

  141. Sandra says:

    Sweet collection of projects, but the sheep just jumped the queue right into my Need to Do list, lol!

    Sandra (Canada) 🙂

  142. Maggie Boucher-Luthy says:

    I cannot wait to start sewing these cute little gifts. I am expecting my first Grand Baby in Feb. Avery Jaymes (girl) … thank you for sharing them.

  143. Kathleen in WA says:

    This is sooo cute!!

  144. Kate in MO says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. Jenniffer Howling says:

    Perfect suggestions just in time.

  146. Calypso says:

    Adorable Mary Janes baby shoes! Running to check the tutorial!

  147. Anne Marie says:

    Such cute projects – now to choose which ones to make for the grandkids.

  148. Tammy in SC says:

    Everything is so cute! Love all the projects, and I have a new niece! So, perfect!

  149. Kristin says:

    Cute stuff!

  150. Margo in WA says:

    I have a lot of friends having babies right now, so it’s good to get some new gift ideas!

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