Whitney and I both love a good handmade gift. She is not afraid to bust out the sewing machine and invent a new plush toy or doll clothes in the name of satisfying her inner craftster. I, on the other hand, prefer projects where I can do the bare minimum. Once I thread my sewing machine (if I can remember how to do it!), I don’t want to change thread or get all jiggy with funny stitching.
So, I present the easiest baby gifts that we’ve made!
The fauxby wrap.
This straight-line hem or NO SEW baby carrier is modeled after the popular Moby wrap. We learned how to create it from one of our readers and have been very happy with the results. The long band of fabric can be used to secure a small baby and keep you both cozy. Like, so cozy you can actually assemble dinner. Wow. See full instructions to make this baby carrier as part of our Makin’ it series.
The best swaddle blanket.
Again the only sewing is to hem the edges. Booyah! I don’t care if your seams are straight and neither will your baby. A nice square piece of flannel will do the job of wrapping the bambino into a slumbering little burrito once the hospital-issue blanket gets too small. I have also used this blanket for a nursing cover, a baby carrier cape, and an oversized burp cloth. See full instructions to make this receiving blanket as part of our Makin’ it series (and a video to learn to wrap it).
If you are newbie to the sewing machine, what are some other easy peasy projects for babies?
Heather and Whitney blog together at rookiemoms.com. Heather is taller and constantly forgetting how to thread her sewing machine. And it’s her birthday today.
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