While waiting for the perfect Kona to appear in my studio, I've had time to sew other goodies for them. I started out with burp cloths. I figure I'll need a lot of them. "The List" (as copied from Twiniversity... yes, that's a real thing) doesn't say how many we'll need, but I figure two babies spit up a lot!
I went through my stash and used some fat quarters that I had hanging around. Sometimes I give in to a cute fabric and buy a FQ just so I can take it home. They came in handy for burp cloths. For the backing, I used re-purposed t-shirts. They've already been washed a zillion times so they're very soft. When I first made these for Q-B's grandson, I used this tutorial at Made by Rae.
Then I moved on to bibs. I used this tutorial from Two More Minutes. I didn't have any terry cloth on hand, so used flannel for the backing. I found them a little small, but I guess the babies will be small... at least for a little while! ☺
Though I've seen some nice tutorials out there, I haven't bothered with making fancy pieced bibs. I mean, these are going to get messy, right?
We've got every last bit of painting done in the nursery and closet is finally rid of my fabric stash (don't think that wasn't a big job!), so I'm starting to think more about how it's going to come together. I've been making these...
...using the fabric I bought at Ikea when I was in Montréal for the exterior and lining them with Konas (Maize, Spearmint, and Robin Egg so far). I used a tutorial from Haberdashery Fun that worked quite nicely.
Apparently, swaddling is the thing for little babies. I fell in love with Lotta Jansdotter's Snuggler when I saw it on Pinterest, but sadly, my local library didn't have a copy of her book, Simple Sewing for Baby. Lucky me, I managed to find a link that had the instructions and the full size pattern for just the Snuggler. Score!
I dove into the stash and found these Ann Kelle prints. I swear I could have bought every print in the Urban Zoologie line... but I didn't.
The pattern isn't too tough, though I did have some trouble getting one area where multiple seams meet to lay flat. I don't think babies really care. I also opted to use flannel for the lining instead of microfleece.
Hope I gave you a couple ideas on stuff to sew for babies... I'm not hinting here people! Sometimes it's nice to make something that isn't a quilt, especially if the baby on the way has a qulit-y relative! Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments... or you can just lavish praise upon me for my amazing work. Either is fine! :)
P.S I'm linking up with Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts and with TGIFF over at the Devoted Quilter. You should definitely pop over and see the EPP madness she recently finished. 1340 hexies... oh my!
You have been very productive! Lovely finishes but no thank you for double trouble, lol.ReplyDelete
Wow, you have been so productive and busy while you wait for some Kona. Goodness - the Urban Zoologie prints you used are so cute! Gah, I love kids print fabrics!ReplyDelete
Love all your fabrics and the projects are really cute! Those owls are totally gorgeous!ReplyDelete
You have been busy. I love the fabric containers. If you'd just tell me what you want, I'd make it. I've been stressing about what to make the babies.ReplyDelete
Wow! You've been so busy....and everything is just so darn cute! Love those owls. I think the snugglers are great, I hope the babies love them! :)ReplyDelete
busy girl. it must feel so good to make all of these things yourself instead of buying from the store.ReplyDelete
I'm here to lavish praise! Love all of your little finishes :)ReplyDelete
These are great! I may have to try making a few of these to put aside for any future baby showers. They are so cute!ReplyDelete
All great creations! Love the fabrics, so bright and happy :) The fabric boxes are awesome, I can think of lots of uses for those.ReplyDelete
Wow! That's a lot of finishes! I totally hear you on making simple bibs. Quick is much better for something that's likely to get stained. BTW I used Oxiclean baby spray and it took out almost all the stains from baby messes. It was fantastic. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.ReplyDelete
I just love these bibs! I really wish I had done that for my little ones! Handmade is always better!ReplyDelete
What incredible work! You have been sew busy! Love those prints and adore all the sweet pieces you made from them. Great stuff, baby!ReplyDelete
Love that you are making stuff for the little ones. Enjoy the process.ReplyDelete
You are right. These are all great baby gift ideas. I'll have to share them with my stepdaughter. Her work colleagues and friends are going through a baby boom.ReplyDelete
Great to have "Mom" made for babies. Love them. With quilt-y friends, you can expect lots to be made for the double darlings.... :-)ReplyDelete
I'll start by lavishing praise on your amazing work. You've done a lot of sewing and your colour and fabric choices are amazing (there it is again...amazing), as usual. These babies are going to have a bright and happy nursery. I think all this sewing might be part of the "nesting" feeling, many women get when the birth is approaching....and it is approaching. What lucky little babies!ReplyDelete