Sunday, February 5, 2012

Presents for little baby niece

Three weeks ago my sister gave birth to a sweet little baby girl. As my mom was going to help them during the first days, I made a little bundle of presents for her.


First I made some fitted bassinet sheets for the bassinet I loaned her. Foolishly I didn't trace the little mattress before I gave it to her (it's a bit odd shaped). But she was so kind and traced it on a piece of paper and send it to me in the mail, so that's what I used for a pattern. I used flannel for this:


Then I made some flannel wash clothes. I experimented with this when I was making some for myself last spring. Since I don't have a serger I have found out that the best way is to make them double thickness and satin-stitch (tight zig-zag) all around it. I use mine all the time. Here are the ones I made for her:


And then a few little bibs. Some from knits (I interfaced the front fabric with knit interfacing, so it wouldn't stretch out while I sewed it) and one from some piece cotton:


And I also made her a diaper stacker. I kind of looked around the net for some ideas, measured one that I have had for years and then made my own pattern. It almost turned out exactly as I planned it. But next time I think I have to make the base a bit bigger, especially if it is to be used for cloth diapers, since they are bulkier than disposables. But overall I am pleased with it:


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7 comments:

The Sunflower Patch said...

Such adorable baby things! Bet your sis loves them :)

Pam said...

Such beautiful, yet practical gifts for your new little niece!!!

Jan M said...

Those are truly wonderful gifts, and all stitched with much love! The bunny bib just made me smile! Love it!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness! Love these! I need to make something for a girlfriend. Thanks for the inspiration!!! I'm your newest follower!

XO, Aimee

Amanda said...

This is such a lovely bundle of gifts, such a thoughtful gift.

katchena said...

thank you, sis!!!!!

Robin said...

Love your creations. Especially your fabric choices. So pretty. My youngest daughter just had her first baby, so I have been sewing things for little ones, too!

robin :-)

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