Sewing for a new girl is so much easier than a boy. So I figured I’d share some ideas on simple sewing projects to put together a great baby boy gift basket.
Gone are the days of being limited to bright primary colors and clown prints for boys. When making gifts for a new baby boy, I choose either a base color of black or brown and then pick fabric prints to coordinate. Here are some great prints I ordered online at the recent Fabric.com children’s print sale.
Black Color Base
Brown Color Base
So, let’s start by figuring out what type of items to put in your baby boy basket. The possibilities are endless—you’re only limited by your fabric stash and your time. Here’s some ideas:
There are a several different kinds of burp cloths you can make. I’ve made them all. However, this tutorial is by far my favorite.
Fat Quarter Burp Rags by Diamonds, Fur and Laundry
A while back, I came up with an idea for a better burp cloth. I drew out the pattern, but never tried it. I’m lazy like that. Perhaps you can use it and then patent it.
Oh, and how clever is See Kate Sew’s Bucket O’ Burpees? Love it!
Bib come in so many different shapes and styles. There are small teething bibs, large square bibs, and appliqué bibs. Also there are several ways to fasten bibs—tie strings, snaps, buttons, and Velcro. Or you can simple make one that slips over the baby’s head with either ribbed knit fabric or enclosed elastic. When I’m pressed for time, I just embroider cute sayings on purchased blank bibs I pick up at the discount children’s store.
However, when I have to do something for a special occasion (such as a Christening), I take out the silk shantung fabric…even if it’s for a boy…LOL!
Appliquéd Bibs from a Spoonful of Sugar
Catch-All Laminated Bib by Make It and Love It
Bapron (Baby Apron) from Craftiness is Not Optional
Easy Make – Easy Clean Bib from Sew Can Do
Fold n Go Travel Bib from B is for Boy
Three Blankets from Sew4Home
Simply Blanket from Feathered Nest
Monogrammed Baby Blanket with Mitered Corners from Pink Suede Shoe
Baby Sleep Sack from Running with Scissors
Perfect Diaper Cover from MADE by Rae
Little Gentleman’s Faux Vest Onesie from B is for Boy
DIY Necktie Onesie from Haute Apple Pie
Newborn Overalls from Mad Quilter
Top Knot Baby Hat from Prudent Baby
DIY John John from Growing Home
Reversible John John from Growing Home
Baby Kimono Wrap from Bettsy Kingston
Binky Clip Tutorial from Baby Night Night Boutique
Binky Clip Tutorial from Creations by Kara
Binky Leash from Sew4Home
Pacifier Clip from MADE by Rae
Changing Pad Cover from Prudent Baby
Changing Pad and Wipes Holder from Cluck, Cluck, Sew
Simple Changing Pad from Blissfully Content
Infant Scratch Mittens from Home Sweet Homebodies
Hope this gives you some ideas for the boys! Now get sewing!