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Since you are a basic sewer you could consider embellishing a store-bought article of clothing. That takes out the complicated step of sewing something from scratch, but still has a lovely personalized touch. Here’s a video you might find helpful: Sewing an Applique Onesie Another fun and fairly easy project would be a bib (which you could also embellish with ideas from the video above). This video takes you through the steps: How to Make Bias Tape A quilt could be another fun idea. Don’t be intimidated by this if you are just starting out sewing. A quilt top can be as simple as just squares stitched together – it doesn’t have to be a complicated pattern. And, you can always have someone else do the quilting for you! Minky is a great fabric to use for baby quilts: Sewing with Minky
We also have some other articles and videos with tons of projects to sew for babies, so you may be interested in:
How to Sew a Cute Baby Washcloth
5 Gift Ideas to Sew for Babies
Create an Easy Baby Blanket
Easy Serger Project: How to Sew Baby Leggings
Sew Your Own Designer Baby Pacifier Clips
How to Make a Ring Sling to Carry a Baby
How to Make Baby Taggies
DIY Quiet Book
How to Sew a Felt Puzzle
How to Make Bias Tape for Baby Bibs
I hope these ideas give you some inspiration!
If you’re looking to try your hand at some patterns, I recommend visiting your local fabric store as they will have several different pattern books with great kid’s clothes ideas. Check out the Simplicity and McCall’s books – they will have easier, more beginner-level patterns with easy-to-follow instructions. Butterick patterns are also good but can be a bit trickier (unless it’s specifically labeled as easy), and the same goes for Burda. Also, most pattern books have an “Easy” section or a section for “quick” or “1-hour projects” – these would be great for beginners as well.
Good luck, and happy sewing!