Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sewing for baby!

Hi everyone!!  Hope everyone is having a great day.

Well this post is not going to be very original.  Why you ask - how many times have you seen bibs and burp cloths on a blog post?  See what I mean.

These next couple of months are going to be busy with babies.  Nieces having babies, cousins having babies and friends having babies.  That's a lot of babies.  That also means a lot of sewing is going to be taking place.


What I can tell you is that this has to be one of the easiest things to make.  If you have a pattern that's even better.  I decided to draw some out on poster board.  Not the easiest thing to do.  It was a challenge trying to find something round and big enough for a neck hole.  I finally found a round candle top that was a perfect size.  I'm not going to go into detail about the pattern because there are so many out there for anyone to use.

For the burp cloth you can pretty much free-hand any shape you want - square, rectangle, oval, heart-shaped, eight-shaped  the list can go on.  Totally up to you.   This is a great project for a beginner.


Cut your fabric, put the right sides facing together, and pin.  Then sew around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Don't forget to leave a 2-3 inch opening so you can turn it right side out.  If there are any curves or rounded edges make sure to snip, careful not to cut through the stitch.


I use a chopstick to push out all the edges.  Snipping the curves or rounded edges gives it a nice shape when you iron.  Press with the iron, then top-stitch all the way around. 


I love to sew hand-made items.  So doing the extra work like snipping and pressing makes the finished product look like I just bought it from the store.  I want people to be happy with what I make.  I want them to know it's hand-made, but not look like it's home-made.  I hope you understand what I mean, lol!


I used soft white terry cloth for the backs and sewed on Velcro for the bibs.


If you've been visiting my blog long enough you know my motto:  If you make it, then tag it!


These two sets went to my niece who had a baby on the 2nd of January.  I really hope she liked them.


I can't wait to have a baby myself, I know I'm going to be sewing up a storm when that finally happens.

Everyone have a fabulous week.
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63 comments:

  1. HI Fifi, great work, well done!Love the colors and fabrics!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. I love these! This would be a great and frugal present for a baby shower! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2013/01/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-7.html

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    1. Hi Amy,

      Thank you for the invite. I will happily link up.

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  3. Gorgeous bibs! I love the fabric! I also use a chopstick to push out the edges! :-)

    T'onna @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-15.html

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    1. Hey Fifi! I featured your bibs at this week's Submarine Sunday! Come on over and grab a featured button!

      Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party
      http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/01/submarine-sunday-16.html

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  4. Beautiful bibs! As a new mom, I would have loved to receive pretty handmade items like these!

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  5. Lovely. Handmade items are always nice for a new mom
    Donna @ onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  6. Hi FiFi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Clever Chick’s Blog Hop.

    When I read you were going to show us your homemade bib and burp cloth, I thought, oh boy, this should be exciting. Well now I can tell you, I was blown away! These are beautiful! I love the fabircs you chose. Your niece will love them!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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  7. This looks lovely - I'm sure your baby would love to dribble all over them!

    Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  8. Love IT! I just made bibs and burp cloths for my niece. This may sound silly, but I had trouble turning the bib where it goes around the back of the neck. Also, How or where do you get you tags? I love 'em!

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    1. Yeah, the neck part can be a pain....that's why I use a chopstick to push it out.

      I made the tags myself. Word and iron-on paper and ribbon.

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  9. Love the bibs and burp cloths. I recently made some with flannel backing. I found the back of the neck to be most difficult to turn. I would like to know how you made your tags? or Where would I be able to get them?

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  10. These are just too cute!! I love the fabrics and your little tag is adorable. This is the first time I have visited...I will come back again! Do you sew the terry cloth on before or after the topstitiching...

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    1. Hi there, glad you like them. I'll be happy to have you. I sew the fabric and the terry cloth together then flip.

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  11. Such pretty bibs, what great gifts. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  12. Those are darling! I love the fabric! Visiting from Martha Monday's!

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  13. Love it! We're thinking of making some bibs soon - thank you for sharing! We found you via Pinkapotamus Pink Hippo Party. Share the love and check us out too <3 www.lovenotesrestylestudio.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I stopped by your page and started following by email.

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  14. Those bibs look fabulous!

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Why?

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  15. sooo cute! the fabrics are great!

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  16. Wonderful! I'd love to have you come share some of your projects at my link party that just went live!

    http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2013/01/an-oldie-but-goodie-link-party-2-and.html
    I'm your newest follower!
    Nancy

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  17. I've pinned the bibs. thank you. I love the shape that you have made them. might try my hand at some soon...

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    1. You should definitely give it a try. Thank you for stopping by.

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  18. All of these are wonderful. I love making baby gifts :) Thanks for sharing at The Weekly Creative link party!

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  19. They are very pretty bibs! There are gonna be some very stylish babies in town...

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  20. These are so sweet ! Love the fabric choices ! x

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  21. Cute! And I love the fabric! Found you through Polkadots on Parade.

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  22. These are very cute and so useful! You should make one for yourself every time you make one as a gift, then when you need them you'll have a stash!

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  23. They are so beautiful! You have a ton of lucky friends and family. :) Megan

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  24. I love the fabric you you chose for these! They are very pretty and I am sure your family will love them! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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  25. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  26. Very cute! I just made a bunch of burp cloths a few weeks ago for my cousin's baby shower, and I added little tags like yours. So fun!

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  27. Wow, great fabric choice! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  28. Those are very cute! I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated by the new mommas.

    Thanks for linking up to Sharing Saturday!

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  29. It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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    1. thank you Jennifer.....I missed the party. I will link up this week.

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  30. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady! Be sure to stop by next week!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday
    Kathie

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    1. Thank you for hosting!! I will gladly link up next time.

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  31. So cute and yet practical but what I really like are the fun unexpected fabrics you chose. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  32. hi, i just found your blog through naptime crafters and i am now your newest follower. please check out my blog and follow if you like:
    http://lifewithsherry.blogspot.com.au/

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  33. LOVE these!!! The fabric is awesome! I am a beginner, not sure if I could make these. My 5 month old baby boy needs some bibs of his own (he is wearing his sisters old ones!) I might try these, if I fail, I will buy some from you :)
    Newest follower!

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  34. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)

    http://www.watchoutmartha.net/2013/01/martha-mondays-features_28.html

    Amanda
    www.watchoutmartha.net

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  35. it's so fun having new babies to make things for. these are great! Thanks so much for sharing this at my link party can't wait to see what you have to share this week :)

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

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  36. Featuring you today!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  37. Wow. I so wish I was talented in the arts+crafts department but I'm so not.. like.. I'm the last person who could do this. If I could, they would be the best baby shower gifts! I'm getting to that age where there are more and more baby showers to attend every year and I'm wishing I could create instead of just buy.

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  38. SO cute-love the fabric! Where do you get tags made?

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  39. A beautiful gift to welcome a little baby!!! Love the fabric you've used. And I agree, it's the finishing touches that make the difference between handmade and homemade.

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  40. What a darling fabric. Love how these came out. Yes, perfect gifts!

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  41. Hey, thank you for linking these up at our linky party! Please add a link back from the article to our blog, http://www.fineCraftGuild.com bec. I feature a couple of the best submissions each week, but only by bloggers linking back. Your baby sewing projects are really beautiful! So, come back to today's linky party and show off some more. We love your contribution!! See you soon again, I hope.

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  42. These are ADORABLE! Where do you find such cute fabric!?!

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