Mom tested, baby approved: 20 ways to sew for Baby (+ giveaway!)

Today is all about cute babies. And fun sewing. And fun sewing for cute babies.

Sewing for baby--Super Bibs
“Super Bibs” from
Baby Says Sew

Baby Says SewAs a mom to a three-year-old and a baby born in March, Rebecca Danger is smitten with her new role. Already a three-time bestselling knitting-book author, her little ones inspired her to return to her sewing roots. In her new book Baby Says Sew, this creative mom shares 20 sweet toys, garments, and nursery essentials that have been tested and approved by her toddler son—and are now going through a second round of tests by her brand-new baby.

Projects to sew during naptimeTrue to a mommy mindset, Rebecca’s adorable projects are not only quick to sew; they’re also intentionally budget friendly. And no need to stress about time to make these items: each is rated by how many of Baby’s naptimes it will take to create. How handy is that?

Plus…there are the awww-inspiring photos of babies.

Sewing turtles for baby

See? Awww!

Take a peek inside the chapters of Baby Says Sew below. Then just try to resist the urge to sew one of these darling projects for every baby you meet.

Sewing for baby--Turtle Stacker
CHAPTER 1: PLAYTIME.
Switch out classic rings for colorful turtles and what do you get? A turtle stacker! Turtles attach with fat squares of Velcro; make all five or stitch just one as a special huggable toy.

See 3 more playtime projects in Baby Says Sew >


Sewing for baby--Baby Legwarmers
CHAPTER 2: CLOTHING.
Transform an inexpensive pair of women’s knee-high socks into adorable leg warmers (rival boutique versions cost a bundle). Rebecca’s pattern is so easy—only three steps!

Make cozy knit hats—and karate pants too!—in Baby Says Sew >


Sewing for baby--Counting Sheep Mobile
CHAPTER 3: BEDTIME.
Send baby to sleep counting sheep! Whip up this sweet mobile with craft felt and an embroidery hoop.

Make a plush mama sheep to watch over these little lambs >


Sewing for baby--Mei Tai Baby Carrier
CHAPTER 4: ON THE GO.
Pricey baby carriers get a low-cost makeover with this “Mei Tai” carrier that you can personalize with fun fabrics. Simply wrap, tie, and you’re off!

Make a superhero cape/blanket and a toy-storing pocket blanket too >


Sewing for baby--Changing Organizer
CHAPTER 5: CLEANUP.
This organizer does double duty—first as a place to store items at the changing table; then as an activity center for older kids in the crib.

Keep things tidy with 4 more cleanup projects in Baby Says Sew >

Karen, our director of sales and marketing, couldn’t help but make Rebecca’s fun “Taggle Blocks” before Baby Says Sew was released—she ended up with the perfect toys to pair with a baby quilt she’d made.

Karen's taggle blocks from Baby Says Sew
Karen made three sizes of blocks; the largest was made from the pattern in
Baby Says Sew.

You can find more of Rebecca’s playful projects in her bestselling knitting books:

50 Yards of Fun Knit a Monster Nursery The Big Book of Knitted Monsters


Do you know a baby who’d love a special something from Baby Says Sew? Tell us about him or her in the comments and you could win a copy of the book! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

But wait…Just one more baby pic:

Sewing for baby--hooded towel
“Hooded Towel” from Baby Says Sew

Awww! Happy sewing!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Nicole, who says:

“I’d like to use this book to make baby items for my grandson! I love the ideas!”

Nicole, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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