21 Heartfelt Sewing Patterns for Newborns: All Free!

Handmade baby presents are the best! Are you needing a heartfelt, handmade gift for a newborn but out of time? Here are all my favorite free sewing patterns that are perfect for making last-minute gifts for the newest addition to any family.

I don’t know what is more fun – sewing them or gifting them. You’ll find sewing patterns and step-by-step tutorials for gifts such as baby hats, blankets, diaper caddies and pouches, baskets, and more. These easy baby gifts to sew are perfect to have on hand for baby showers, new-mom gifts, and holidays.

Fabric Picture Book

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Maybe the little one you are thinking of is too young to be reading yet, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a good book! Sew up a picture book with fussy-cut pictures from scraps in your fabric stash. This free tutorial shows how to make precious pocket-size picture books using fabric.

Patchwork Bib and Burp Cloth Set

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Here are three perfect gifts for newborns: A baby bib, a burp cloth, and a big pocket baby clutch. This quick and easy patchwork baby bib and burp cloth set is made of regular quilting cotton and coordinating solid flannel fabrics. This free pattern is so soft and cuddly that the baby will love it. There is velcro instead of snaps, so you don’t need extra tools. Every new mom needs plenty of bibs!

Footed Pants for Baby

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Keep those chubby little legs and tiny toes warm in these adorable pants! When my kids were tiny, they wore pants like these every day. Get the free baby pants pattern from Sew Much Ado.

Cute Diaper Clutch with a Big Pocket in the Front

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Fast and easy, this is the best go-to handmade baby shower gift. The big pocket baby pouch is perfect for keeping a few diapers and wipes on the go. If you have cute fabrics with polar bears or seal designs, they are perfect for boys or girls, so you can make this gift ahead of time and be ready for a surprise party.

Soft and Snugly Sensory Blanket or Quilt

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If you need a baby blanket fast, this self-binding receiving blanket pattern is just the thing! It’s a quick project that’s great for all levels, from beginners on with just two pieces of fabric, and can be done in less than an hour!

Soft Baby Hat Pattern

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This cute baby hat made out of soft knit fabric comes with a fitted top and a cuff that can be rolled up for more cuteness. There is a top knot version, too! The free newborn hat sewing pattern is from Coral + Co.

Easy Baby Bib Pattern

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A new mother can never have too many bibs because when does she have time do do laundry? So I think you should have plenty of free baby bib sewing patterns to choose from. This pattern is especially cute and easy.

Knot Bow Headband

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The Knot Bow Headband Pattern from Coral + Co is simple to make and looks adorable in pictures.

Baby Bandana Bib

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Learn how to make a baby bandana bib. These drool baby bibs are cute to wear and easy to make.

Free Fabric Doll Pattern

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No list of free baby sewing patterns is complete without a handmade doll! The Katy fabric doll is the perfect gift for a baby or toddler. This free pattern has beautiful long hair that is braidable. Isn’t it adorable?

Baby Lovey Blanket with Fleece and Ruffles

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This small blanket has ruffled cotton fabric on one side and soft minky on the other. It’s a lovely comfort blanket that also looks super cute in photos! The baby lovey sewing tutorial is from 2 Little Hooligans.

Baby Bonnet

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If you or someone you know recently welcomed a child, these bonnets are the perfect little hats to keep the child’s head warm as they summon all the awws and kisses.

DIY Baby Swaddle Blanket

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Coral + Co.’s easy Baby Swaddle Blanket Pattern sews up quickly in 10 minutes. This is perfect for anyone who wants to make a quick gift for a new baby. Many store bought swaddle blankets are never quite big enough to get a good swaddle, by making your own you can make one large enough for baby to grow and still wrap them up tight.

Organizing Bins that are Just the Right Size for Diapers

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This fold-up basket pattern makes an organizing bin for the changing table that is the perfect size for baby diapers. Fill it with baby care items, and it’s a darling gift basket.

Washcloth Teddy Bear

These washcloth teddy bears are a no-sew project that you can include in your handmade gift basket. It’s a charming way to give a new mom some extra washcloths.

Easy Puff Quilt Tutorial

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Make this easy and comfy quilt that looks like many fluffy pillows. The free Pillow Quilt Tutorial would be adorable sewn with scraps from your scrap bin.

Hand Quilted Wholecloth Baby Quilt

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Hand quilting is very easy to do. Sandwich a layer of quilt batting in between two pieces of cotton fabric. Then, use embroidery floss or pearl cotton to sew around elements on the fabric. Learn more about this simple but impressive technique.

The Fastest Baby Quilt Ever

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This super fast baby quilt tutorial utilizes pre-sewn patchwork fabric, perfect for sewing your first quilt. The complete tutorial includes preparing the quilt sandwich, quilting, and sewing on the binding.

Snappy Tote Easy Diaper Clutch

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The snappy tote diaper clutch is super easy to sew. Not only that, but it is also fat-quarter friendly. This diaper clutch is an ideal sewing project for beginners and will look so cute in darling baby fabrics or modern fabrics to match the recipient’s taste.

The Miracle Caddy Organizer

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Every parent needs to have this miracle caddy. It’s a wonderful multi-purpose organizer for baby and young kids stuff. This sewing pattern has dividers that are also easy to sew.

Baby Heart Log Cabin Quilt Pattern

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The baby heart log cabin quilt is easy to sew and quilt on a domestic sewing machine. It uses low-volume neutral fabrics mixed with one bold color for a modern-traditional quilt perfect for a boy or a girl.

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