It always seems like someone we know is expecting. With that said, I’m constantly trying to find/make the perfect gift and sometimes come up short. So today I’m going to give you several ideas on the perfect baby shower gifts to make.
So, I was first presented with the idea of making a baby shower gift from my Aunt Linda. She had wanted a deep pocketed diaper bag, super hero themed. So of course I was on a mission. I went to craftsy and typed in diaper bags, lo and behold several popped up. But only 1 caught my interest. Ellison Lane, Sew South Bag.
Sew South Bag:
– 2 pockets
– Large space to store everything you need
– Easy to follow tutorial
– No pattern pieces
You can find the pattern and tutorial, HERE. If you do happen to make the bag and share on social media, use #sewsouthbag #ellisonlane. The Sew South Bag was a part of a 3 day sew-a-long that walks you through each step. From cut to finish I was able to finish this in 2.5 hrs with no interruptions. I have made 2 so far one super hero and one deer heads.
Supplies, you definitely want to use all the coupons you can on this. The first one I made without any coupons rang up close to $60. The second bag I made, I used multiple coupons and walked out only spending $25. If going to Joann Fabrics make sure to sign up online and you’ll receive emails regularly with coupons. Also, Joann’s offers coupons on their site & retailmenot for additional coupons.
All the materials for this bag I purchased at Joann Fabric’s. This bag came out perfect! The only details I got from the host of the shower was the theme was pink and grey. I knew the couple was big into the outdoors so, I went with my gut and did a deer themed.
This was the first diaper bag I ever made!! My cousin who received it, loved it! I purchased the exterior material at Walmart and everything else at Joann Fabrics.
The dimension for this bag make it perfect for carrying all your babies needs. This is why I feel that this is the ultimate baby shower gift to give.
The second and third items really go hand in hand. You can never have enough of these as a parent, which are receiving blankets and bibs. Pickle Toes Patterns released the Burps ‘N Bibs Pattern.
Burps N’ Bibs:
– 2 bib sizes
– 2 bib styles
– contoured receiving blanket that fits perfectly on your shoulder
– easy to follow instructions
You can purchase the pattern, HERE.
The 2 bib options are perfect for your growing baby. The first is a rounded bib that is your typical everyday bib. The second bib options has an extended piece that allows you to attach a pacifier. This is perfect for those babies who love their pacifier.
I have made loads as gifts for family and friends. They are always a welcomed gift as they are perfect for keeping those special outfits stain free. Below are some examples of items I have gifted ❤
I used flannel from Joann Fabric’s for the both main and back. The deer heads is woven and I lined it with flannel. I’m sure there are other options that you could use to make them either water-resistant or absorb water. But for my needs I used woven and flannel.
Lastly, if you love bibs and are wanting more of a trendy style. I have the perfect alternative for you. Peek-a-Boo Patterns offers a free Bandanna Bib, which can be found, HERE. These also make trendy gifts and are very fashion-forward which I love! So many styling and fabric options when it comes to these Bandanna Bibs!
I used flannel for both bibs. My cousin loved these for her little boy ❤
ADDED NOTE: Please make sure to watch your baby, toddler, child while they have a bib around their neck. PLEASE do not leave child unattended as these could be chocking hazards.
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Hope you have an amazing weekend ❤
Peace, Love & Bedoo Bedoo