Sewing for babies is so much fun! All of the sweet little tiny patterns for pants, gowns, bibs, shoes and quilts! When my older kids were small, I did not sew. It was not until my last bundle of joy, that I discovered the JOY of SEWING! The ability to customize the projects for little ones to suit the personality of the baby or family is wonderful. This week I am finding out if my oldest and his amazing wife are expecting a boy or a girl this summer and figured it was time to start finding the best free patterns and tutorials available for a wee one!
When sewing for babies and children, I prewash all fabric. I am not usually a pre washer of fabrics for quilts. For baby, I prewash everything. Babies have sensitive skin and you can just never be too sure so washing in a mild detergent is an easy step to help keep baby happy.
I also use only cotton thread. Tiny fingers and toes have the possibility of getting wrapped in threads. Cotton threads will break and poly will not for sure. I use Aurifil thread that has the OEKO-TEX® certificate stating that the threads are manufactured in a way that is safe to both the environment and people ( including babies).
There are tutorials for cloth diapering. I was a cloth diapering mama. fluffy bottoms babes! There are some fantastic patterns that have withstood the test of time. Sew Mama Sew has a fabulous post on making cloth diapers including links to find the hardware needed and some links to paid patterns.
I will be making some or all of these for the new addition to the family! There will be more M2 posts as I find even more free fabulous patterns to try and share! Feel free to email me your favorite free patterns! I am always on the lookout to create the best possible collections for everyone to try and love!
Shwin & Shwin
See Kate Sew
Sew 4 Home
Sew Crafty Jess
Prefold 2 Fitted
(possible the most used cloth diaper pattern ever!)
Simply Small Wonders
The Stitching Scientist
Katie from Swim Bike Quilt
In Color Order
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