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7 Baby Shower Gifts New Moms Will Love
Once upon a time, a handmade baby gift was the norm; from crocheted booties to blankets and quilts. These charming gifts were often passed along from one generation to the next, evoking fond memories along the way. Among our seven ideas, we hope you find inspiration to create a handmade gift for a new mom in your life.
Make it Special
What makes a handmade baby gift so wonderful?
- You can match or accent baby’s nursery colors.
- The fabrics can be the most comfortable and the highest quality.
- The item can be custom-sized it to fit any nursery furnishing perfectly.
- You can personalize it with an initial, baby’s name or birth date.
- It will be unique. No one else will give the exact same gift.
- In the time you spend shopping for a gift, you can make one of our gift ideas.
- It’s so much more personal.
From a simple no-sew project to a beginner-friendly rag quilt, even new sewers can whip up a future heirloom in an afternoon.
1 Fast & Fabulous Wall Art
Couldn’t be easier – no sewing involved. All you need are a few inexpensive embroidery hoops and several fabric remnants. This is a great way to accent nursery colors with something eye-catching for baby. Today’s rich fabric prints offer endless possibilities.
2 Super Simple Throw Pillows
A great gift just for mom! These are so pretty and very quick to make. Any new mom would love a couple of soft, not-too-big pillows in coordinated nursery colors to prop up an arm or her feet while she feeds baby.
3 Collapsible Storage Baskets
The world is full of plastic containers, but the nursery is better served with these lovely fabric containers. They are perfect for washcloths, onesies, socks, booties and so much more. They make a terrific gift filled with diapers or with baby shampoo, lotion, soap, and a comb and brush.
4 Baby Blankets
The great thing about a handmade blanket is you can choose high quality fabric or organic cottons to create a truly baby-friendly gift. You’ll have no trouble matching nursery colors and selecting the perfect soft backing fabric. We offer tutorials for three styles of blankets. Pick your favorite.
5 Dresser Cloth
This versatile gift could be used as a dresser cloth, hung on the wall as decor, or even used in the crib as a lightweight cover-up. So, with this one, you’re giving three gifts in one!
6 Scalloped Rag Quilt
A rag quilt has nothing to do with rags; instead it’s named for its ragged edges that are simply exposed seam allowances snipped to form a soft fringe. One side features a patchwork of quilting fabrics, and the back is a soft cotton flannel. A very special gift for a special baby.
7 Chic Pinafore Pillow Jacket
A S4H Pillow Jacket is simply an outfit for a pillow. This pillow is all dressed up in a pretty pinafore perfect for a girl’s room, but you could easily adapt it for a boy. It’s a perfect decor accent on a nursery glider or chair.
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