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.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Welcome back to our Monthly Mini Quilt series! This month we get to sew an adorable mini quilt designed by Melissa Mortensen of Polkadot Chair. You’re going to love how easy it is – just stitch up 4 quarter triangle units using 4 fabric squares… add a border, and then the piecing is done!
If you are here in time for our monthly giveaway, make sure you scroll to the bottom to enter. A huge FQ bundle of Safari Party is up for grabs!
Last year Abby Glassenberg and I made friends online and decided it would be fun to guest post on each other’s blogs. So last month I was over there at While She Naps sharing a little bit about how to make your blog valuable to readers, and now here she is here giving us tips for making great softies. In case you are not already a fan of Abby’s you will be soon! She is the designer of some of the cutest softie patterns I’ve ever seen, plus she’s the author of several books
While I love printed fabrics, I also love to play around embellishing other fabrics. Sewing applique on clothing is easy to do and you can get consistent results with just a few tips. On this top for Chloe I…
Any mothe would love this!
I’d add some handmade baby washcloths to your adorable bag.
Thank you for hosting the linkup!
Love your baby clutch. So much easier for short trips than carrying a huge diaper bag.
This is a great gift and quick to make too <3
Thanks for hosting Caroline! Such a lovely baby gift you made! Hope you have a great week!