Get inspired with all these sweet baby gifts to sew! Use these easy sewing projects to make matching sets for baby showers!
Do you every feel like there’s a wave of babies born all at the same time? I feel like there’s always several babies born within a couple of months of each other, and I need lots of baby gifts at once.
I love making sets of matching things for baby showers and baby gifts. It makes the gift fun and unique, especially if I choose a fabric the parents will love. Look through these fun baby gifts to sew to get some ideas!
Do you love to sew? Try one of these fun sewing projects:
Is it worth it to sew baby items?
Even though fabric isn’t cheap to buy and babies stain everything, I love to sew baby items. You need so many little things when you have a tiny baby.
You can save money by using free sewing patterns for babies and by using up scraps of fabric and smaller pieces of fabric. Sewing for babies is great because it requires less fabric!
Why I love to use free patterns for babies
- they are free!
- you can print these PDF patterns at home
- they are easy and simple to sew.
- many are unisex and work for boys and girls
What fabric is best for baby clothes?
The best fiber to use for baby clothes is cotton. It’s soft, breathable, washable, easy to sew, and easy to find.
When I am making something that requires woven fabric I use quilting cotton, chambray, cotton lawn, or fabrics like this. These all work well for baby clothing even if they wrinkle easily. (Learn all about quilting cotton.)
When I am making something that requires knit fabric I love to use cotton spandex jersey. It has the breathability of cotton, but it is stretchy and recovers nicely. It’s easy to find and the easiest knit to sew of all the knits. (Learn all about knit fabric.)
Should I prewash the fabric?
When sewing clothing for babies, you should always prewash the fabric. You want to wash out anything in the fabric that could irritate the baby’s skin. You also want to remove any shrinkage so it won’t shrink after you finish, and then it won’t fit the baby anymore.
If you are sewing quilts or blankets for a baby, you do not want to prewash the fabric. You want to sew the project, and then wash it before you give it to the baby.
If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!