Easy-Sew and No-Sew Baby Gifts

Baby clothes, layette items and baby blankets are great starter projects for the beginner seamstress or crafter. Here are a bunch of projects to get you on your way.

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Baby Bloomers

Bloomers make a great handmade baby gift. They're a practical diaper cover, plus, they make those little bums look super adorable. Download the pattern and get the instructions

Baby Dress

Using fold-over elastic on an envelope neckline, this dress is easy to get on and off baby’s head. Get the step-by-step instructions

Pillow Pal Owl

This cute little friend makes a great gift for babies and kids, and can be made using leftover fabric you already have on hand. Take a look at the instructions

Dino Softie

This adorable dinosaur doubles as toy and a pillow. Download the free pattern and whip one up for your favorite baby or toddler.

Burp Cloths

All you need is some scrap fabric and a little terry cloth to get you on your way. This is a perfect beginner sewing project and once you get the hang of it, you will be able to whip them up in no time. Get the instructions

Scraps of Fabric Turned Basket

Pull those old receiving blankets out of the closet and turn them into keepsake baskets, you can also use sheets or fabric remnants to make a handy carry-all. See how to do it

Receiving Blanket

Two coordinating pieces of fabric are married together to make one irresistibly snuggly blanket. Download the how-to instructions

Fancy Up Store-Bought Burp Cloths

Add pretty fabric, a little lace and some embroidery thread to plain cloths to make them a special feeding-time accessory. See how it's done