Quick Sews for Baby // Favorite Things


About a week before our baby was born, I had a sudden desire to make.all.the.baby.things.  I wasn’t feeling well enough to do that, of course, but I decided I could finish a few small sewing projects. And so I did. A single flannel bib. A wet bag/zip pouch.  A double sided knit blanket (I just had to finish hand stitching the binding). A hemmed Nani Iro double gauze (single layer) blanket.

IMG_9103-2My kids wanted to make something for baby, too, so they each made 1 burp cloth. Sewing with kids requires both patience and energy–I’m glad I spent the time (on one of their many days off this month) to teach them a bit more about sewing. My son did his entirely on his own, even the decorative top stitching.  They were so happy to bring their burp cloths to the hospital.

I figured I have plenty of time to sew matching dresses, and make a Liberty quilt, and all of the other fun baby projects that are swirling around in my head late at night… right?

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  1. Posted November 21, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Well of course you do! 18-25 years or so. 😀 I think its great that they wanted to make something for their baby sister. 😀 So cute! Oh, and Congratulations!!!!

  2. Posted November 21, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    It’s that “nesting instinct” moment of pregnancy, and how much better to spend it sewing than cleaning! Also what a great way to help the older kiddos welcome the new one! Time? Later. :-)

  3. Karen
    Posted November 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I had to google “double gauze” and “Nano Iro”. Sounds and looks magical–what a lucky little one! Rest! Lots of time ahead.

  4. Posted November 22, 2014 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I’ve been holding onto some double gauze and haven’t a clue what to do, great idea. So cute to be creating for baby – congratulations, wishing your whole family all the best.

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