18 Easy Baby Sewing Projects to Make

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Make one of these easy baby sewing projects. Use up your fabric scraps or upcycle items to make perfect baby shower gifts.

Baby sewing projects are one of my very favorite things to sew. Everything is tiny and cute. You use such a small amount of fabric, and all the seams are shorter. It makes baby shower gifts so easy!

I love using remnants from clothing I made for myself, for my own babies and kids so that we can match! I also love using adult clothing and sewing them smaller for babies.

Easy Baby Sewing Projects to Make

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.)

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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.

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Do you like sewing for babies? Here are some ofther project ideas you might like!

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Get 8 printable PDF patterns of beginner sewing projects for babies. The Baby Sewing Pattern Bundle includes 8 easy photo instructions and printable sewing patterns. This is a great way to get enjoy sewing while making fun projects for babies.

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Baby Sewing Projects

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Free Baby Bandana Bib Pattern

Learn how to make a baby bandana bib with a free sewing pattern. These drool baby bibs are cute to wear and easy to make.

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Free Leather Baby Shoes Pattern

Learn how to make baby shoes with a free leather baby shoes PDF sewing pattern. This baby sewing project is great for a handmade gift. My favorite gift to make for baby showers or baby gifts are leather baby shoes.

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Free Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

Learn how to make a baby burp cloth with a free sewing pattern. New moms always need several so this easy sewing project makes a great gift!

free ball sewing pattern

Free Ball Sewing Pattern

Learn how to sew a ball or sphere with a free ball sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for little kids or pets to play with!

Baby T-Shirt Pants Sewing Pattern

Baby T-Shirt Pants Sewing Pattern

Upcycle an adult t-shirt into loose fit pants or shorts with this sewing pattern in toddler and baby sizes. Cut the pants and shorts to reuse the graphic on the back. When I started sewing for babies, I really learned to love making baby clothes out of adult clothing. It’s a cheap way to get

free baby bib sewing pattern

Free Baby Bib Pattern

Learn how to sew a baby bib with or without a pocket with a free sewing pattern. Use quilting cotton or laminated cotton for two different bibs!

easy diy baby tie

Easiest DIY Baby Tie

Learn how to make the easiest DIY baby tie by refashioning a men's adult silk tie. It looks professional, but it's really easy to sew!

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DIY Swaddle Blanket for Baby

Learn how to make a DIY swaddle blanket out of cotton gauze fabric. It’s the perfect lightweight blanket that makes a great baby gift!

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DIY Fat Quarter Skirt

Learn how to make a DIY fat quarter skirt for little girls. It's fast, easy, it's a great scrap fabric project, and would make an adorable gift!

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Upcycled Baby Shoes: FREE Sewing Pattern!

Learn how to make upcycled baby shoes with a free sewing pattern. It’s a great way to reuse and recycle denim for durable fabric shoes! I love making baby shoes.

6 Best Supplies To Sew Baby Clothes

6 Best Supplies To Sew Baby Clothes

After making lots of baby sewing projects for my three kids and lots of baby showers gifts, I’ve found my favorite supplies to sew baby clothes.

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Free Baby Leggings Pattern

Learn how to make baby leggings with a free sewing pattern. Use either knit fabric or an adult t-shirt for a quick baby sewing project.

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DIY T-Shirt Romper + FREE PATTERN

Upcycle an adult t-shirt into a baby DIY t-shirt romper with this free sewing pattern in size 6 mos. It’s a great way to save money and save time!

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How to Install Snaps on Baby Clothes

Learn how to install snaps on baby clothes for easy baby sewing projects. These are the best snaps for baby clothes, and the pliers making installing easy.

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How to Upcycle One Shirt into Two Pants

Learn how to upcycle one button up shirt into two pairs of kid pants. One pair of pants is from the sleeves and one is from the body. One shirt or one pair of pants has tons of fabric.

baby shorts sewing pattern free

Free Baby Shorts Sewing Pattern + Bloomers

Use the free baby shorts pattern and free baby bloomers pattern to make upcycled shorts! Reuse the hem of any shirt or patterns for a fast sewing project! I’ve got a treat for you today!

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How to Upcycle a Shirt into a Dress

Learn how to upcycle a shirt into a dress that is perfect for little girls! Keep the button placket for the perfect summer dress!

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My Favorite Free Baby Sewing Patterns

Find the best baby sewing pattern with this fun list of free baby sewing patterns! I’ve sewn all of these for boys and girls, and I love them!

Easy Baby Sewing Projects You Can Make

If you make something using one of these baby sewing projects, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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I believe small sewing moments can create great joy. Find your own “right” way to sew. -Heather

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