To be honest almost all of the patterns and tutorials on Make Sew Baby are perfect for a homemade baby gift.It really all depends on your skill level, how much time you want to dedicate to making your gift, and how difficult a project you're willing to tackle.
I'll let you in on a secret - I revel in every opportunity to present close friends and family one of my homemade gifties! Any excuse to whip up some cute baby booties or a set of bibs and blankies. It's just plain fun! And that special someone in your life gets to enjoy a one-of-a-kind creation made by you!
By making baby gifts yourself you have the freedom to fully customize your creations to meet the style and personality of the Momma and Daddy. Think about what the baby's parents really love and customize the gift to match. Do they love music? Them buy some onesies and iron-on pictures from their favorite music groups. Whip up a homemade baby blanket using fabric with musical notes. Figure out what speaks to those awaiting the new arrival and run with your creativity.
Did the mamma to be already pick out her baby's name? Or maybe you are making a baby gift for a little one already born into this world. You can also choose to make personalized baby gifts. You could make gifts which have the baby's name or initials on each item. Like baby blankets, pillows, nursery decor, and baby clothes. Use iron ons, embroidery, freezer stencils, and more.
You'd think they came from a boutique! Haute Couture baby clothes anyone? Is the baby's Mother a trendy and hip Mama? Satisfy her fashionista side by making really cute baby clothes with fabrics that pop and details to catch the eye. You will save money and still get great style that no-one else will have. One of a kind baby clothes! There is barely a woman on earth who wouldn't totally LOVE that. Lets face it, us girls really love dressing up our babies.
I know these days many new mother's are using a baby registry. But that's OK. You can still get away with making great handmade gifts and get a little something off of the baby registry. Put together a baby gift basket!
Select a couple of inexpensive gifts from the registry, and then make a few handmade gifts to go with the registry gifts. Put together a little gift basket with all of the items.
You can even make a baby basket filled with matching gifts. Think matching hats, onesies, and baby blankets, as a set. Make booties, bibs, and cute little outfits.
Personalized baby clothes! There are solutions for giving DIY and personalized baby clothes for even those of you who are not so into sewing and knitting. Knock the new Mom-to-be out with a onesie that has her favorite quote or poetry on it. Maybe her favorite band or cartoon character.
Make a Matching Baby Clothes Set! Go buy some fabulous fabric and make a matching set for baby to wear. I like the idea of making some pants and a hat with a specific fabric and then using the remnants of the fabric to make a cute applique shirt or onesie.
You can never go wrong with a baby blanket. Just make one or two. Make a set, or even make a set with matching hats.
Whichever kind of gift you make I know that it will be fully appreciated by the baby's mom and dad. You will be the star of the baby shower!