Pinspired for Baby

When I realized that I had done absolutely nothing to get ready for baby, I suddenly panicked and for some reason turned to my sewing machine.  The kids and I went to the fabric store and I let them help pick out some fabric for our baby and some for my sister’s baby. I know new babies get bombarded with blankets, but I wanted some special from me.

I had pinned a post from delia creates on some sweet and simple swaddling blankets and since I had just been gifted a hand me down serger that I had no idea how to use (I had no idea how to use any serger for that matter) it seemed like a perfect easy project to start with.

Can you tell Miracle picked this one?

I love flannel receiving blankets, but most of them are so tiny. These are such a great size! And I am pleased to say I mostly figured out my serger. Axel picked out some fabric for Auntie Amber’s baby too, but I forgot to take a picture of that one. I highly recommend this quick, easy and inexpensive project. They make excellent baby gifts!

I love this fabric!

I had another Pin for an embellished minky blanket from the fiCkle piCkle. Originally I was drawn to the embellished aspect of the blanket, but when it came time to add them I changed my mind. I was afraid of possible choking hazards and I didn’t want them to get in the way of coziness.

I normally would never have chosen this fabric, but I love it so much!

This is another simple project and great baby gift. Once again, I love the size and I tested the snuggle factor on my other kiddos. These blankets are fantastic. The minky can be a bit tricky to work with, but just take your time measuring and pinning and you will be fine. Also, make sure you buy the minky on sale or with a coupon or it can get pricy.

I loved the first one so much I had to make a second!

Of course I made one for my sister too. I wanted the babies to be matching so I used the same green minky. Then for a matching onesie, I cut out one of the rectangles from the flannel fabric and stitched it on. I also cut out some of the flowers from baby girls flannel and stitched it on a onesie for her. LOVE!

Possibly my new 'go-to' baby gift!

Onesies!

I usually hand stitch all my onesies with some pretty, contrasting embroidery thread, but now that I know how to use a sewing machine I thought I would give it a shot. I still love the look of the thicker embroidery thread, but I’m not sure it can compete with how fast these onesies were finished!

A Sweet Little Birdie for Evie

She likes it, but I have to fight her to wear anything other than a dress!

A late birthday gift for Isaac. Such a serious face!

This guy has the best laugh! Straight from his big baby belly ❤

If you’re interested, I have several more in my etsy shop. (I also have a guitar one I haven’t listed yet.) Applique onesies are so fun and they make a perfect baby or first birthday gift. The older ones love them too. Miracle went and found a t-shirt while I was making these so I can make something for her. I’m sure it will be girly and pink! I’m also sending another out as a baby shower gift, but I can’t find the picture of it. You’ll have to trust me on that handmade gift!