Monday, October 25, 2010

some great baby stuff tutorials

Our neighbor just had a baby recently,
so I've been having fun making up some gifts.
There are wonderful tutorials out there
for all sorts of useful baby paraphenalia,
by Juliette Lanvers...

The inside is lined with soft cotton chenille,
there is an inner layer of cotton batting,
and the outside is a Laura Ashley alphabet print
which I had on hand.
The layers are quilted together,
and there is an inside pocket to hold diapers
and wipes.
When opened up, it makes a soft, padded changing
mat for baby.
I also made up some burp cloths using a
pattern I found at homemadebyjill...

A cloth diaper and some fabric are all
that is needed.  I sewed mine right sides
together, turned, and topstitched,
 but you can also make them leaving
the raw edges as Jill did.
I used some Joel Dewberry prints that I received in
a trade with Michelle,
who has beautiful fabrics in her Etsy shop.
It was so fun to recently meet up in person
for our exchange, and
I came away with a stack of beautiful
fabrics which I can't wait to find a use for.
Lastly I made an infant-sized bib
using some cotton terry cloth and
a Mickey Mouse flannel print...

...another great pattern from Chickpea Sewing,
and very easy to make.
Hope this gives you some ideas for the next
time you need a baby gift,

{btw, thanks for all the kind anniversary wishes!!}


  1. Gorgeous baby gifts. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wonderful ideas, thank you for the links.

  3. Those are all wonderful gifts.

  4. What a beautiful baby gifts! Such a perfect ideas! Thanks for sharing tutorials! I'll have to try these!

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  6. Great ideas. I have a niece who's having her first child in December. I'm taking notes of neat things to make.

    I’d love to have you link-up at my place on November 5th and 6th for a party I’ve called, The Airing of the Quilts. There’s a party button on my sidebar, if you’d like to help me spread the word. You can link up anything that is in the "quilt" realm. Hope to see you there.

  7. Those burp clothes are adorable in the Joel Dewberry dot, thanks for the link I actually need a little something more to go along with a baby blanket I crocheted. Was a great fun trade.


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