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Top 10 Best Baby Gifts To Sew

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free baby sewing patterns

I had so much fun putting together this list of the best baby gifts to sew. 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 over 100 free baby sewing patterns for each category so there will be something for everyone!

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! Another of my favorite ideas is to pair a stuffed animal with a corresponding book, like a truck softie with The Little Blue Truck – I have two posts that pair up books and free patterns here and here.

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Top 10 best baby gifts to sew! There are 50+ links to free baby sewing 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!

If you’re looking for crafty ideas to go along with all these free baby sewing patterns, check out this DIY creative photo collage for birthday party idea!

Top free baby sewing patterns

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! I have even more toys, some geared at older kids, in a free pattern list here.

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.

Find even more ideas in this round up of over 25 fun quilts to sew for kids!

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).

Did I miss any of your favorite free baby sewing patterns? Shout out in the comments!

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Monday 17th of April 2017

Wow what a great list of gift ideas!! Thank you!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Of course!


Monday 17th of April 2017

What a great roundup, thank you so mich for including mine ❤️❤️❤️

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Happy to do it :)

Cristi Comes

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

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}

Michelle Patras

Monday 10th of April 2017

Great round-up, Thank you for adding me!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Sure thing!!

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