How to sew a partly handmade, completely practical baby gift

This week I was invited to a baby shower. I didn’t have a lot of time to make a handmade gift like a baby quilt, but that’s okay. I decided to sew up a Big Pocket Baby Clutch (using my own free pattern) and stuff it with diapers, wipes, and baby cream.

Here’s the handmade part… sewing the clutch. The pocket on the front has pleats on it – so it holds a lot of stuff, plus it looks cute!

Then you get to fill it with whatever you think the new mama will need… baby diapers, wipes, and diaper cream are the obvious items, but she might also like some sweet smelling hand cream or anti-bacterial gel for herself. What would you put in there?

In case you were wondering, these adorable fabrics are from the Born Wild Collection by Ana Davis for Blend Fabrics. Be sure to bookmark my free Big Pocket Baby Pouch pattern for your next baby shower (or better yet, pin it)!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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