Nov 14, 2011

Baby shower sewing

Now that I'm craft show free, I'm getting to do some different types of sewing. My mom got an invite for a baby shower of a friend and former co-worker of ours. I've known Marc for what seems like forever and I was so happy that him and his wife, Melissa, were having a little boy. So I had to make something for the new little guy.

Whenever I'm invited to a baby shower I like to make my gifts. It's so much cooler and more personal than buying a generic something from the registry list. I try to make the baby things fun and cool, but still going with the theme that the mommy & daddy seem to be using. Plus, this is me, I like to think that people look forward to my handmade gifts. So I picked up these cute fabrics (the stripes, dots and plaid are cotton and the lime green checks is flannel for the back) and got to work.

I made these cute bibs with the coordinating fabric. And I know you guys may think that I'm obsessed with bias binding (which is true to a certain point), but the bias, in this case, was covering up the fact that I cut the bibs too small. I dBut in the end I like the detail the bias gives the bibs.

Out of the same fabrics, I also made some burp cloths. I added batting to the inside of both the bibs and burp cloths to make them extra cushy and comfy for mommy and baby. I think any baby would love to be burped on these.

I thought the gift needed a little something else. so I snagged these white onesies that Mom had left over from another shower gift. Little girls seem to have the market on cuteness in the clothing department, but who says the little boys can't look dapper too? So I added a bow tie and a long tie to the onesies. Marc & Melissa's little guy will look super cool in these.

I love making these handmade gifts and they were pretty easy to whip up. 

Do you like to get handmade gifts?

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