I made gifts for a baby shower recently. The new baby is due to love pink so of course I enjoyed adding pink fabrics to a denim theme.
The bibs are like a favorite pattern I used for our son back in the day. This time I found hot pink bandanas at Farm & Fleet which pleased me! I used a standard bib pattern I found via Pinterest. Her pattern is turned right side out but I like the frayed edges of the denim so I sewed mine wrong sides together and just stitched along the edge leaving a bit to fray after washing.
(I have no affiliate sponsors. I’m just adding the links so you can find ideas too.) I don’t have more pictures as these came out of the washer & dryer just 5 minutes after I should have left for the party! I don’t do late.
Snap Source, the best way to add snaps! Even if you sew only a few things for a child, you have to have a snap setter from Snap Source. Buy size 16 and you should be pretty set for most projects. It is great — even after all these years for me!
The travel changing pad idea and instructions came from Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew. I used denim on the outside and a cotton fabric with a light chintz glaze for the inside. I took the denim and a piece of wool batting to my deck and spray-basted them together. Then it was easier to sew the denim right sides together with the cotton. After turning right side out, I quilted a few wavy lines since I had added a layer of wool batting inside.
I added a travel pouch of wipes after the photo.
My children didn’t have tag blankets but I’ve heard a lot about them. I sent a quick message to a young mom friend to check on a good size. I say bigger is better and was aiming to about 20″ square as the pattern suggested. However, she said theirs are more 12″ square and big loveies shouldn’t be in cribs anymore.
The cream side is velour and the other side is a pastel yellow flannel feminine print. I added pastel ribbons of various textures.
I also put a layer of wool batting inside before turning. Quilting this on my long arm was a challenge with nothing to load it with so I basted the edges to some straps of fabric. It was the ugliest load ever! (in the form of technique) But totally worth getting a feathered freehand heart!
I made a denim tote for the gift bag and it can be used for toting toys, baby needs, or groceries. I love this size for the grocery. Plus if something spills the totes are easy to wash. I have this pattern but I really want to rewrite it so I don’t have to rethink it all every time I make one. I’ve made several. Poorly written directions!
Me with the expectant mom —
I’m friends with the expectant grandmother; here with her other daughter ~
And now we await word on or around May 1st!