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40+ THINGS TO SEW FOR BABY

Sewing for babies might be one of the most enjoyable fabric projects. There is something so special when working on those tiny clothing items, blankets that you know the little one will snuggle up in, hooded towels that will keep that sweet pea warm after a bath…

There is no better way to celebrate the birth of a new baby than sewing a baby gift handmade with love. Yes, there are practical items that all new parents will need like bottles and pacifiers, but your handmade baby sewing project will be the most special.

If you want to see some free patterns to knit for baby or baby crochet projects, check out our pages with wonderful ideas.

When I had my first baby, oh so many years ago, I remember receiving many handmade blankets.  Every one of them was unique, and I could just feel the connection with the person who had been sewing the baby gift of a blanket.

I used each and every one of those many blankets in different ways. 

For example, the large pink flannel blanket was perfect for laying on the floor under my daughter. 

I would lay next to her and talk and cuddle, and as she grew, the blanket became her “home base”.  Floor time was always on the pink blanket made by my aunt.

Beatrix Potter was the theme of the baby’s room, and my mom made a panel blanket showcasing Peter Rabbit.  This was always in my daughter's crib with her. 

When she wasn’t in the crib, it was simple to smooth the blanket out like making a bed. It was all neat and tidy for the next nap!

My sister had made a cute peach colored hooded towel.  It was nice and large, and I was able to wrap my lovely girl up after a bath in that special sewing baby gift until she was well into her toddler years!

Blankets and towels are not the only baby sewing projects that we have gathered together on this page!  There is a long list of things you can be sewing for babies to give as gifts or to use with your own sweetie.

Some baby sewing projects here include:

  • Baby bibs
  • Baby booties
  • Sweet blankets 
  • Diaper bags
  • Burp cloths
  • Hooded towels
  • Onesies
  • Baby Toys
  • Baby slings
  • Rompers
  • Baby wipes
  • And so much more!

Ready to start sewing baby gifts?  This is the place to find wonderful baby sewing projects!  

Scroll down to see what you can be sewing for babies!

40+ THINGS TO SEW FOR BABY

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10 Minute DIY Hooded Towel

Make super cute, easily customized, fluffy and absorbent hooded towel in no time with this tutorial. A Mom's Take

Baby Bib

Baby Bib

Every new mother needs bibs for the baby. Learn how to sew a simple reversible baby bib. These bibs make wonderful gifts. The project is simple enough even kids can learn to sew by making this project. Needlepointers.com

Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket

Use this tutorial to learn how to make this DIY baby blanket made with Minky dot and flannel fabric. Reuse Grow Enjoy

Baby Booties Tutorial

Baby Booties Tutorial

A full tutorial on how to sew baby booties with a free downloadable pattern. Handmade in the Heartland

Baby Cardigan Onesie

Baby Cardigan Onesie

Learn how to make a baby cardigan onesie with a simple DIY tutorial. Heather Handmade

Baby Dino Toy

Download the free Baby Dino sewing pattern and make a cute dinosaur toy for baby. Beloved Ones

Baby Head Support Pillow

Baby Head Support Pillow

Sahana from Vikalpah with this tutorial shows how you can sew a baby car seat head support pillow. Vikalpah

Baby Romper

Baby Romper

Upcycle t-shirt by making a baby romper from a t-shirt with a free sewing pattern. Heather Handmade

Baby Sling

How to make a baby sling. Jan Andrea

Baby Swing

This cloth swing is really pretty simple and super cute! With some sewn fabric, wooden dowels, and rope your you can make a swing for your baby. Home Talk

Baby Wipes

Baby Wipes

Zero-waste idea! You can easily make your own cloth baby wipes by following this simple sewing tutorial. Mama Smiles

Baby Wipes Case Cover

Make a fabric cover for baby wipe case. This is a no-sew project. Or Say She Says

Bandana Bib

Bandana Bib

Learn how to make a baby bandana bib with a free sewing pattern. Heather Handmade

Bandana Bib Tutorial

Learning how to sew a DIY bandana bib is an easy sewing project for beginners and experts alike. DIY Joy

Blocks In A Box

Learn how to sew DIY baby blocks, a free sewing project, for baby's entertainment. The tutorial includes directions for a box to store them. Love to Color My World

Bunny Rabbit Boots

Bunny Rabbit Boots

Learn how to make a fun baby sewing project with a free baby bunny boot sewing pattern. Heather Handmade

Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Burp Cloth - Contoured Burp Cloth

Learn how to sew a contoured baby burp cloth with our free pattern and tutorial. This is a cute, easy and quick beginner sewing project. Make for yourself or give away as a baby gift. Needlepointers.com

Burp Cloths

Burp Cloths

With this free tutorial learn how to use cloth diapers to make DIY burp cloths. DIY Candy

Changing Mat

Here are the free pattern and brief instructions for two changing mat options. It's simple and small enough to carry about. So Sew Easy

Changing Pad & Diaper Caddy

If you own the go with baby, to the store, to grandmoms, to the park, this is a project you need to make. Here's a cool on-the-go changing pad and diaper caddy tutorial. the Inspired Wren

Crib Sized Flat Sheet for Crib from Twin Sheet

Instructions for making a flat crib sheet with fitted pockets at the foot end of the bed from a standard twin sheet. Needlepointers.com

Crinkle Tag Toy for Baby Tutorial

Crinkle Tag Toy for Baby Tutorial

Tag toys are popular baby toys! With this free pattern, learn how to sew crinkle tag baby toys with scrap fabric, leftover ribbon and trim, and a surprising upcycled material that makes a crinkling sound. Needlepointers.com Associate

Diaper Bag

A free tutorial on how to sew a diaper bag with pockets. Warehouse Fabrics Inc.

Diaper Bag How-To

This big and beautiful diaper bag pattern has plenty of room, lots of pockets, PUL lining, adjustable strap. Sew 4 Home

Diaper Bag Tutorial

Sew this hip diaper bag which does not look like a diaper bag. A Mingled Yarn

DIY Breastfeeding And Nursing Cover

DIY Breastfeeding And Nursing Cover

This lightweight cover gives you privacy while nursing. It's quick, easy and affordable. Craft Bits

Easy Clean Bib Pattern

Easy Clean Bib Pattern #ad

With this free pattern, create a cleverly designed bib that has a pocket to catch any food heading for the floor. Affiliate Link to Connecting Threads

Fabric "Scrap Buster" Play Mat

Fabric "Scrap Buster" Play Mat

Get inspired to make your own baby play mat with this tutorial with loops, ribbon, toys and peek-a-boo flap. Sum Of Their Stories

Fabric Baby Blocks

Gather your fabric scraps and make soft fabric blocks for baby. Mary Martha Mama

Fleece Baby Hat

This easy fleece hat is a cute variation that looks great on babies and kids. Fleece Fun

Hooded Towel

Make this super easy DIY hooded towel with this tutorial using a bath towel, hand towel and 2 straight lines of stitching. Practically Functional

Isolette (Incubator) Covers

Incubator covers are designed to protect the baby from the bright hospital lights and to create a homely atmosphere. There are two different patterns. Project Linus

Isolette Cover PDF

A simple isolette cover pattern made with 2 yards of fabric, batting and basic sewing supplies.

Isolette Cover Pattern

You don't have to be a sewing genius to make this isolette cover. The little one won't care. Pressed Clovers

No Scratch Baby Mittens

No Scratch Baby Mittens will keep your baby’s fingers nice and warm! Make with lightweight fabric to prevent the baby from scratching their face. Made To Be A Momma

Onesie Dress

Here's a quick and simple way to liven up a regular onesie by adding a soft knit skirt. Momtastic

Pacifier Clip Tutorial

You can easily make these pacifier clips which are constructed with a really simple strip of fabric with a clip at one end and a string to attach to the pacifier, at the other end. Make It & Love It

Pacifier Clips

Tired of baby losing her binky? Making a pacifier clip is easy! Made Everyday

Plush Rattle

This handmade toy is perfect for a boy or girl. It's a quick plush baby rattle baby project just the right size for little hands. Make It & Love It

Reversible Baby Dress Tutorial

With this tutorial learn how to make a baby dress that is reversible. Blooms and Bugs

Stroller Friendly Diaper Bag

A diaper bag pattern with lots of storage to organize baby necessities you need attaches securely to the handles of a standard stroller. Then, with just a few snaps it converts to a convenient messenger style diaper bag. More Like Home

Swaddle Blanket

Swaddle Blanket

Learn how to make a DIY swaddle blanket out of cotton gauze fabric with free instruction here. Heather Handmade

Upcycle Baby Clothes Into Bibs

Upcycle Baby Clothes Into Bibs

Don’t throw out those stained baby outfits! Upcycle them into bibs using this free tutorial. Scratch and Stitch





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