5 Gift Ideas to Sew for Babies

Expecting a grandchild, niece, nephew, or baby of your own? We’ve found some fun project ideas you can make for the baby in your life. Creating a gift by hand just seems to hold so much more meaning than a store bought present, no matter what your skill. Here you’ll find projects for beginner sewers and seasoned sewers alike!


Fleece Teddy Bear Baby Hat

This gift is simple, practical, and CUTE! How could you ask for more? Fleece is a an ideal material to use for winter hats as it is warm, soft, durable, and dries quickly. So not only will babies be incredibly stylish in this hat, they’ll be comfy and cozy too! This blog, Howjoyful, provides an easy step-by-step tutorial on sewing this project.


Easy Baby Bibs

Let’s face it, babies are messy! Bibs are a must have for any mommy. This bib tutorial is a great project idea for a beginner sewer, because these are super easy to make! Each 1/3 yard of fabric yields 4 to 5 bibs, but you can also choose to make them in different fabrics.

Pink and white bear

Fleece Teddy Bear

This is a project that may be suited for a more skilled sewer. Sewing the fine details in the bear’s face can be quite difficult, and may require hand sewing. But if you’re up for the challenge, this is a charming project that is sure to please any baby or toddler. Check out the Howjoyful blog for more instructions.


Swaddler and Burper Set

Here’s a gift idea for a newborn baby! Trying to swaddle your baby with a plain old blanket can be difficult. Creating this custom swaddler will make mom’s life easier, and make baby happier. If you bring one of these to a baby shower, you’ll be sure to have requests for more!


Soft Tag Toy

This adorable owl-shaped tag toy is a cinch to make thanks to the free pattern available over at the blog, Two More Minutes. Being a smaller project, you can use leftover scraps of fleece or soft cottons for the owl’s body, and bits of ribbon for the tags. You can even attach teeth rings or toys to the tags to really customize your gift.

What are your favorite gifts to sew for little ones?

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23 Responses to “5 Gift Ideas to Sew for Babies”

  1. Sue

    Have grandchildren

  2. Isabel

    Great ideas for a first time crafter.

  3. Carolyn Kitt

    I have a greatgrand daughter due in october

  4. Sharonbooke

    Baby n dec.

  5. Margie Ryan

    would love to havetheswaddle pattern

  6. Connie Saunders

    I have a great grandson coming and a friend having a baby girl, I need a swaddle and maybe a bear each?

  7. Laurie Williamson

    My daughter wants me to make her newborn swim suits. Any tips?

  8. Sheela Simon

    Iam sooo happy to see these baby products ...going to make for my baby coming n October.🙏

  9. Sharon klumpp

    Nice stuff

  10. Laura Tarbutton

    I have a grandbaby girl due in July....Emilee