I previously shared a tutorial for how to sew a baby bib with a pocket, which I made for my nephew. A baby bib wasn’t a good enough gift though, so today I’m sharing the other presents I made for this baby boy.
I ended up making two bibs, one with train fabric leftover from a bucket hat I made Jacob last year, and one with cars and trucks, leftover from this shirt for Jacob.
This made me think a reversible bucket hat would be a different present for a baby boy, using the same two fabrics as the bibs (this gift was great for scrap-busting!). I used the free Oliver and S pattern, but used this tutorial to avoid the hand-stitching.
Finally, hats and bibs are a little boring. I had to make something fun too. After asking on Facebook, the friend who received my last flat teddy told me I had to make another. This time, I thought I’d go for a fluffier option than minky – faux fur (leftover from a craft fail that I’ll have to share with you sometime).
One eye ended up a little wonky (still need to work on my hand embroidery skills!), but I decided that added to his character (ie I didn’t have the energy to fix it!). He’s still cute and cuddly!
Lastly, I made a simple card using the in-built templates in my Brother Scan’n’Cut, with a bus picture from the fabric used for the bib and hat as an extra embellishment.
In the end, I sewed two bibs, a bucket hat and flat teddy as my baby boy gift set. A nice collection of handmade goodies!
What are your favourite presents to sew for baby gifts?