If you’re looking for a DIY gift to give a new arrival then you might love today’s featured projects! All of them are soft, snuggly, and make perfect gifts to sew for a new baby!
Recently one of my daughter’s friends had a baby and we thought it would be fun to make a gift to send to celebrate the new arrival. It’s been a while since I’ve sewn a gift for a baby and it took me a bit of time to decide what I wanted to make.
In the end, we settled on giving her this quilt and making a set of burp cloths to match. I’ll be sharing a tutorial for the burp cloths we made in the coming weeks.
Since then I’ve spotted quite a few soft & snuggly baby gift tuotrials, and thought I’d share some of what I’ve found with you guys tody!
Chenille Teddy Bear Sewing Pattern
Olfa has a tutorial on their site for a chenille teddy bear. They made their own chenille using their specialty chenille tool. I’ve yet to give this technique a try, but it’s on my list!
Chenille Baby Blanket Tutorial
My twins were gifted chenille baby blankets when they were born. Those blankets were so soft and cozy that they went everywhere with us. In fact, I still have them (tucked away for future generations). Anneliese from an Aesthetic Nest walks you through how to make one of these blankets.
Double Gauze Baby Blanket
If you’ve ever sewn with Double Gauze fabrics then you know how soft they are. These fabrics are wonderful for creating baby gifts. You can make everything from quilts to burp cloths. Simple Simon & Co has a tutorial for how to make a simple double gauze quilt on their site. It’s a whole-cloth quilt, which means it’s made with whole pieces of fabric and is not pieced.
Scrappy Sensory Baby Quilt Pattern
A few years ago, I was looking to make a baby blanket and noticed I was short on fabric. I wanted to back it with Minke but only had scraps. I decided to use those scraps to create a quilt top. I mixed the minke scraps with flannel, corduroy & quilting cotton to create a sensory baby quilt. Get the tutorial here.
Patchwork Minke Baby Blanket
Self-binding baby blankets are so easy to make! You can make them from quilting cotton, knit fabrics, flannel or minke fabrics. This minke baby blanket tutorial is made by combining a patchwork quilt top and minke fabric. There is no binding and you don’t need any quilt batting!
Do you have a “go-to” baby gift that you like to make? If so, let us know in the comments so others can benefit from your ideas!