I have a list of projects I wanted to sew for Isaac before he’s born, but was disappointed to find that I never really had a lot of energy during my pregnancy for sewing.  It’s also hard to sew with a toddler around, so I would try to plan for it after she had gone to bed – only to find that I needed to go to bed at the same time.  Or fall onto the couch, exhausted from the day.

Thankfully the last two days I’ve had enough energy to work on a few projects and so my burp cloth stash is finally growing to a respectable size and I’ve been able to make some fun stuff for my friend Erin’s upcoming baby shower as well.  I’m not going to post what I made for Erin but I will later – for now, here’s what I’ve done for Isaac…

Remember the blanket I was working on for Isaac that I told you about this post?
I finally finished it!  :)

A lovely soft minky is now gracing the back of it.  Emma loved it so much that when I showed her the blanket she ran up to me, took it with a huge smile on her face, and said, “Thank you!” – then proceeded to go and sit down with it covering her while she watched TV.  Uh oh, guess I’d better make her one, too!

My second project was this “Wee Wee Wigwam” (I used this tutorial here).
I’ve heard that little boys can be rather, er, messy when diaper-changing time rolls around so I made a few of these for fun.  I have no idea if I’ll be using them or not but they’re awfully cute!  And they were very quick and easy to make up! The insides are chenille.

Burp Cloths!
Can’t go wrong with these, just rectangles of flannel or cotton backed with chenille.

And finally, my favorite project so far – a crinkle taggie toy!

I didn’t follow a pattern for this one, just made myself a square pattern and layered cotton, minky, and a bread bag that made a noise that wasn’t too loud but that a baby who is just ready for toys will enjoy.  It was a great way to use up ribbon scraps, too.  Fun and rewarding!

I’m not sure what I’ll try next if I get up the energy again.  I still need more burp cloths so I’ll probably be making up a few more.  I did find a tutorial for a really cute infant car seat cover so I may attempt one of those… though it looks like a bigger project than I want to start right now.

So have you been up to anything crafty lately?  Have you done any crafting for babies before?


8 Responses to Last-Minute Sewing for Baby (Pictures!)

  • Aww! I can’t wait to see what fun things you made for Owen. :) Everything you made looks great! Way to go…hehe :) I can’t wait to start knitting blankets and baby toys.

  • I *love* the wee wee wigwams! That’s hysterical! I never used them with my boys, but only one of mine was a real “pee-er”. The second you took Z’s diaper off, he’d shoot across the room. I’ll never forget his first doctor’s appointment where he shot the nurse on the other side of the room. She had to change her clothes, and I thought I would die of embarrassment.

    Everything you made is so adorable. I really need to get my butt on the crafting ball. Gage is going to be here before I know it!

    I so can’t wait to see your new little guy!! Hope it’s not much longer!

    • Oh my goodness, that is so funny Angie! I guess I should be bringing my wee wee wigwams to checkups then? Oh my goodness, just so funny! Wonder if Gage will be a pee-er. hehe These were soooooooooooooooooo easy to make, you should make some up for fun. :)

  • You are so talented! I am jealous…I wish I could sew! Everything you made is so cute!

  • I wish I knew how to work my sewing machine, I’d love to make things for the baby :( I’m jealous! They all look great!

  • Those are really cute! I love the taggie toy!

  • I made some of those flannel/chenille burp cloths for my last baby. Love them! I’m going to make more for gifts too, when I make the time. I also made his baby blanket the same way, just a lot bigger, of course. :)

  • I am so glad you had enough energy to sew because you made the cutest projects! I love the dino fabric. My husband’s aunt made us a crinkle taggie toy and it was much loved, that is such a neat project.

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