Monday, March 12, 2012

Baby Gifts: Matching Bib, Burpcloth, and Shoes!

I made a couple of cute gift sets for another one of my coworkers who is pregnant with her first girl.  I wanted to do something totally “girly” but practical.  I decided on bibs and burpcloths because you can never have enough of those, right?
Unfortunately, the couple have not agreed upon a name for this little one, so I was unable to totally customize the gifts……but that just means I can make more stuff for her later!
I wanted to make simple bibs, but with a little “flair”, so I searched the internet and Pinterest (of course!) for ideas.  Since I love making rag quilts, I really liked this idea from Creations by Kara for Frayed Edge Bibs
baby bib-tutorial
Many of the bib tutorials that I found suggested tracing a bib you like as a pattern.  Hmmm…..well, since my son is 9 years old, we don’t have bibs around anymore.  So, I found and used this awesome (and easy) free pattern from Chickpea Sewing Studios!
For the first set, I cut the pattern from a Hobby Lobby fabric that was leftover from another project…I just love the gray and turquoise.  I embroidered a little something on the front and made a buttonhole closure.DSCN7420Then, I cut around the edges with pinking shears and frayed them.DSCN7424I then made a simple stripe on the button of the burpcloth in the same fabric and frayed the edges.DSCN7425
Using the same pattern, the pink bib has a velcro closure with a button sewn on to cover the stitches. I used an applique pattern of a cupcake and a piece of matching fabric to make the burpcloth.DSCN7441
I was enjoying the sewing so much and still had some time, so I decided to finally make some of those adorable baby shoes that I keep seeing online and have never made.  I used the free Kimono Shoes pattern from Homespun Threads.  It took me a few minutes to figure the pattern out, but once I got started--easy peasy!  If I had more time, I would have made more.
Aren’t they adorable?DSCN7439
So, here they are….the gift sets:DSCN7450

Happy Sewing!


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