Baby Shower Gifts February 6, 2017 – Posted in: baby, crafts, gift ideas, sewing

I have mentioned before that I LOVE sewing for baby girls!

I was invited to a baby shower for my cousin and I am just so excited for them!!! My family does a joint gift in either a wagon or a lamper (yes, that is a real thing- it’s like a big laundry basket/hamper) and I wanted to sew some things to put inside. My mom made a beautiful crocheted blanket, so I didn’t do my traditional rag edge flannel blanket (tutorial HERE).

pink and white crochet blanket

Her nursery colors are pink, purple, and red. I was really excited when I found this princess fabric in my stash! We were asked to bring a book instead of a card and my traditional girl baby shower gift includes Karen Kingsbury’s Always Daddy’s Princess. (Seriously, it makes me tear up every time!) Everything just coordinated so well!!! I made a ribbon taggy blanket and backed it in pink dot minky fabric.

minky back princess taggy blanket

I just want to take a moment to point out that if I ever sew something for you using minky fabric, you are really special. I hate working with that stuff! It is so slippery and a huge pain to work with.

My 11yo wanted to sew something, too. So, we made these flannel rag edge burp cloths. I did the quality control work and the decorative stitching around the edges.

flannel rag edge burp cloths

decorative stitching on flannel rag edge burp cloths

flannel rag edge burp cloth details

pink, purple, and red baby shower gift

Finally, I got a stuffed dog and added pink bows to make it more girly and coordinate with the gift and sit on top of the lamper.

Add ribbon bows to make a stuffed animal match the gift.

Everything went together so well, so I was really happy with it. It made a nice gift combined with the lamper, mom’s blanket, books, some of our favorite tried and true baby products, diapers, and more. We are really excited about this baby girl!!!

Purple princess theme DIY baby shower gift

As I said, I really love making things for babies. Here are a few posts you might also be interested in…

Flannel Rag Edge Baby Blanket Tutorial

Vintage Baby Dress Collar Tutorial

Turn old baby clothes into a memory bear.

I LOVE Baby Girl Sewing!

Regular to Maternity Shirt Refashion

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