April 13, 2016
Sewing Projects: Baby Edition
A few weeks after I finished up our baby boy's little quilt, I was a mad sewing woman busting out projects one after another. I ended up tackling much more than I ever imagined, receiving a renewed confidence in my sewing abilities. I am no master seamstress, but these simple baby projects made me feel like a pro!
I must mention that I am not one to follow a pattern. I found a few easy tutorials online that I could do with maybe taking a few measurements. They were all pretty simple and could be individually completed in a few hours. I will link the tutorial I used under each project photo below.
The car seat cover was my first project that was actually inspired by one a mom was using while I was at the fabric store (all fabric from Joann's). She was buying neutral baby boy fabric almost identical to mine. I really should have chatted her up because I am sure we would have become life long fabric soul mates. But I didn't. But because of her I have a cute polka dot car seat cover with a peek-a-boo grey pattern interior. I absolutely love it!
Car Seat Cover Tutorial
Once I tackled the car seat cover I felt like I could take on anything. Pretty much anything with extra supplies besides fabric and thread intimidated me. But I have learned to embrace velcro and d-rings now. It was a major sewing breakthrough.
It seemed fun to have a matching nursing cover to go with the car seat cover and last minute I decided to add the grey and white fabric as trim on the bottom. Then I had extra gold binding from the quilt to finish it all off. It all magically came together in an unplanned way!
Nursing Cover Tutorial
Since taking care of my nephews I have found that I prefer bibs that can also act as a towel for wiping down hands and high chair after feeding. So I went with some dark colored flannel bibs that would not stain as easily and are a bit more absorbent.
The tutorial I used did require a pattern. But I ended up just using a bib I had for my nephews as a pattern to trace.
Fabric Bib Tutorial
And lastly I made a few pacifier/toy clips which were especially easy and quick to bust out. Plus they are a great way to use up scrap fabric!
Pacifier Clip Tutorial
My next project is a boppy cover but I have lost a bit of my sewing momentum! Hoping to tackle this last project soon!
Boppy Slipcover Tutorial
// I guess you could call all of this a form of nesting. As each day seems to fly by, the reality of this baby is becoming more evident. I look forward to snuggling our little guy in a few short months as I tote him around in our coordinating baby gear!