Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

by Nicki on May 10, 2011

in Creating,Saving Money

Itty Bitty Baby Dress and Baby Shoes

I have some friends that are pregnant right now. It always seems to come in waves doesn’t it? Like most women, I love all things baby and I don’t pass up a valid excuse to buy or sew something tiny and adorable. So I’ve spent a decent amount of time scouring the web for ideas and patterns and I have found so many wonderful, FREE patterns and ideas for baby gifts. So here it is, my round-up of …

Fantastic, Homemade Baby Shower Gifts

Fold-Up-and-Snap Bib from Sew Mama Sew

Cloth Baby Shoes from Stardust Shoes. I’ve made these several times and I just can’t get enough of them.

Nursing Cover from TaDa! Creations. These are amazing. I so wish I knew about them when I had a nursing newborn.

Cashmere Bunny from Betz White. ‘Cuz everyone needs something adorable and cuddly.

Itty Bitty Baby Dress from Made By Rae. I made this one recently and it comes together very quickly and turns out beautiful!

Newborn Baby Pants from Made By Rae. Seriously, she’s a fountain of fantastic ideas.

Crib Sheet from MakeBabyStuff.com.

Fleece Baby Blankets - both no-sew and blanket stitch from MakeBabyStuff.com.

Diaper Bag from MakeBabyStuff.com.

Fabric Diaper Case from Jan Andrea.

Pack ‘n’ Play Fitted Sheet from Craftster.org

Shopping Cart Cover from Mrs. Moneysaver

Do you know of any more good patterns?

Why I do what I do ~ Chloe is still at the age where she’s just a sponge for information. Lately she’s been eager to learn words that she thinks are difficult or tricky. She recently learned the meaning for “identical” and uses it constantly – being sure to properly enunciate every syllable. It’s so adorable to hear her saying, “Hey Mom! Those two trees are I-Den-Ti-Cal.” It’s not uncommon for Chloe to interrupt Dave and I in conversation and interject, “I don’t know what ________ means.” Most recently we had to explain what it means to “brace yourself.” You can see the wheels in her head turning as she thinks hard for a way to use her new words. It’s not always the proper use but it’s always cute – “I like red and cardinals are red. That’s identical.”

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1 Frugal Living May 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I am going to give out this gift to my friend who is getting pregnant


2 Tammy May 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I’ve been searching for ideas lately, since I have *four* neices and/or nephews on the way! I am planning on making that dress, and maybe a bonnet to go with it (though not Rae’s bonnet pattern because I don’t want to spend $10 for the pattern!)

I saw these burp cloths and thought they were adorable: http://icandyhandmade.blogspot.com/2011/04/mini-tut-burp-cloths.html

and I am hoping that my brother in law will be able to send me some of his older t-shirts so I can make these for his son: http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2008/08/tutorial-t-shirt-to-newborn-gown/
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3 Tammy May 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Oh, and I was going to tell you that the dress and shoes turned out cute! :)

I love all the free patterns that are online!
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4 Elisa | blissfulE May 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I love hearing big words from small mouths. :) It’s great Chloe is thinking of ways to use the cool new words she’s learning. :)
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5 Liz @ Princess Bed February 22, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’m amazed just how many free patterns and gifts are available. I looked at a few of the sites referred to an was particularly impressed with the nursing cover which I plan to make when I get some spare time.


6 Angel/TaDa!Creations February 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Thank you for linking to my nursing cover tutorial!


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