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Make Handmade Baby Gifts

Here you'll find handmade baby gifts to make with our free patterns, tutorials and instructions!

When I hear a baby announcement of a friend, I immediately start thinking about what I'm going to make! I ask what their nursery will look like. Do they have a theme? Do they have a name picked out? I even think about their own hobbies, style and interests. I let this guide me and I adapt one of the many great projects below.

That is the best part about homemade baby gifts, isn't it? Other than the part that gifts made by hand are made with love, of course. The fun part is that you can alter any of these projects below to personalize them and create the perfect unique gift!

Okay, so there are over 500 make it for baby projects on this website - and growing! This page just holds my favorites for gifting:

Make Gifts for Wearing

free baby sewing patterns pocket bib
Make a Pocket Bib
Bibs are always a great choice as they are cute and functional! Handmade bibs are one of those great items to tuck in with other items purchased off the registry, like a high chair or a set of utensils or a sippy cup.

This one shown here is a pocket bib, but I also like making this adorable Birdie Bib for new little ones.

Our free printable baby pants pattern is always a classic for both boys and girls. If you don't sew, you can personalize onesies with patches, iron ons, applique and stencils. Consider sewing the pants and then embellishing a matching onesie! A pack of plain onesies or sleepers can be purchased pretty cheaply and this also makes a fun baby shower craft project.

Make Gifts for Playing

homemade baby doll
A Simple Doll is a great first toy, I like to make a matching outfit for the baby and the doll! Just be sure to avoid buttons and other items that could get pulled off and be unsafe for babies.

If you want to stick with animals, homemade stuffed bears and toy bunnies are classic, you can't go wrong with those!

You also can't go wrong with any of the wooden toy handmade baby gifts we share here on this site.

Make Gifts for the Nursery

easy baby quilt pattern
A simple baby quilt is always welcome, find out what the nursery colors or theme is and use that to pick your colors! In addition, crib sheets
will also be most welcome, many parents don't think to get more than one or two sets and they can come in handy!

For a winter baby, I love to make cozy wool sweater blankets or even a fleece blanket.

And that is just a small sample of handmade baby gifts you can find here! I invite you to browse my website and I bet you'll find the perfect thing to make!

Make something that was inspired by this site? Or did you make something I don't have here? I'd love it if you shared with us! Share Your Homemade Baby Gift Idea and upload a photo!

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