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Top 10 Best Baby Gifts To Sew

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Top 10 best baby gifts to sew! There are 50+ links to free patterns and tutorials for the best handmade baby gifts. Pair one with something practical that you loved as a parent for the best baby shower gift idea ever!

Sewing for babies is the best! Now that I have had two kids, I love choosing gifts for baby showers and baby birthdays because it brings back so many fun memories. My favorite gift is to pair something store-bought and useful with something handmade. I think especially once you become a parent, you appreciate handmade things more because you realize how little spare time parents have! I rounded up 10 of my favorite, best baby gifts to sew and shared links to several free patterns or tutorials for each category so there will be something for everyone!

For the practical part of the gift, it’s hard to go wrong with anything feeding related. For this post, I got to check out Playtex Baby™ VentAire® from Target and snagged the three pack. These bottles have a fancy vent at the bottom to keep air at the back of the bottle (and prevent baby swallowing it!). The bottles also have a Most Like Mom® NaturaLatch® Nipple with a human-like shape and texture so it’s easy for baby to latch on naturally and switch between breastfeeding and bottlefeeding, if mama is pumping or combination feeding.

All of the babies I know have been choosy about their bottles, so getting different kinds is a gift in itself! If you have a fussy, gassy baby you will literally try or buy anything to make them feel better (and sleep better!!), so bottles designed to help with that are great.

They have another design that I know is popular too, Playtex Baby™ Nurser with Drop-Ins® Liners which cut down on dish washing. If you have any baby showers or pregnant friends, be sure to check out the current Target Cartwheel deals on both bottles! They’re in the baby aisle, as you can see above.

Other store bought things that I’ve included with handmade gifts over the years are teethers, nose suckers, favorite diaper rash creams, and of course diapers themselves. I was thankful for each gift I received, but it certainly was nice to have extras of those things on hand even if they aren’t as fun to buy as toys and tiny clothes!

Top 10 best baby gifts to sew! There are 50+ links to free patterns and tutorials for the best handmade baby gifts. Pair one with something practical that you loved as a parent for the best baby shower gift idea ever!

On to the handmade ideas! I just made a new Pinterest board specifically for baby sewing, so check it out and please let me know in the comments if you have any favorites!

Best Baby Gifts To Sew

1- Soft baby toys!

Baby toys are so much fun to sew, and they usually use up fabric scraps. They’re not free, but be sure to check out my shop for some fun softie patterns too!

2- Baby shoes

Does it get any cuter?

3- Baby Bibs

Whether for drool or food, you can never have too many bibs. The one shown above is on a toddler as an art smock, but we used it from 6 months on, keeps food messes to a minimum!

4- Baby Hats

They are perfect for knit fabric scraps, and so stinking cute.

5- Stuffed animals/dolls

Stuffed toys can be fun to play with for several years! There is something special about handmade toys, they’re my favorite.


6- A baby quilt

Quilts are SO special, I still have the baby quilt that my Grandma made me! My Mom has made one for each of my kids and I love them.

7- Accessories

Little things that make life easier, these all are handy to have!

4 Free Baby Pants Sewing Patterns - free sewing tutorial for free baby leggings, baby harem pants, cloth diaper friendly baby pants, and footed baby pants! Perfect gift to sew for a baby shower!

8- Baby Clothes

It’s hard to guess season and size, but baby clothes sew up so quickly and use so little fabric, I can’t resist!

9- Sleepers and blankets

Once my babies were done being swaddled, they loved snuggling their swaddles!

10- Burp cloths

These are a necessity for early days, it’s much easier to wash one burp cloth than to change clothes (or buy a new sofa).

What’s your go-to baby shower gift?

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  1. Thanks so much for all of the great projects. This is awesome, I’m definitely following your pinterest board too. I love the idea of incorporating much needed store bought baby items like Playtex bottles with a handmade item. Moms will love it! {client}

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