Handmade Baby Shower Gifts

I went to a baby shower for my cousin this past weekend and and had some fun making gifts! These are fairly simple projects and I used many materials that I already had on hand. One thing that is great about baby items is that you don’t need a lot of fabric and tutorials and patterns are so abundant all over the internet!

For the onesie, I printed out a giraffe silhouette that I found online. You could do this for almost any shape! I used fusible webbing on the fabric so I could iron it on to the onesie. Then, I used a zig-zag stitch around the outside. I also used a small piece of black ribbon for the tail. Don’t have any small pieces of thin ribbon? Go to your closet. I’m sure you have a couple dresses or sweaters that have the ribbon loops in the shoulders¬†to keep them on the hanger! Yeah those things that you probably don’t use once the item is home!

The pacifier clip is another easy gift to make. There’s a great tutorial from Ruffles And Stuff. If you don’t have a small piece of elastic for the loop end, you can use a hair elastic!

I just love this hat! Does the fabric look familiar? Remember the turtleneck I refashioned? The turtleneck that I removed was the perfect amount of fabric for the hat! You could make a mom and baby outfit:)I got the tutorial and pattern from Zaaberry.

I also made a rag quilt alphabet! I got the idea and printable letters from the blog, Happy Together.

I layered scrap fabric, batting, and old denim then quilted around the edges of the letters and the inside. It doesn’t have to be perfect! I did it really quickly to get through all those letters! To finish them I used pinking shears around the edges then washed them.

I packaged them with twine and mini clothespins so they can use them for decoration or play when baby is a little older.

Do you like hand making gifts for baby showers? If so what do you make?

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CyndiApril 9, 2015 - 5:15 pm

How did you get the pinking shears in the middle of the letters like ‘B’ and ‘R’?

Dot FreelMay 28, 2015 - 3:10 pm

Love the alphabet letters! Great idea. The giraffe stuff is so cute also!

Simple ShapesMarch 13, 2016 - 9:39 pm

Those letters are perfect for decorating in a nursery. I am sharing this to pinterest

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