Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday Motivation { free baby patterns}

Welcome back to Monday Motivation!

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!




Homemade Toast



Shwin & Shwin




See Kate Sew


Sew 4 Home



Sew Crafty Jess


Noodlehead



Prefold 2 Fitted




(possible the most used cloth diaper pattern ever!) 





Simply Small Wonders


Sew Sweetness




The Stitching Scientist


 Katie from Swim Bike Quilt


In Color Order



Me :o)



Zaaberry




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4 comments:

margaret said...

how lucky you are about to be a granny it is a very special time my granddaughter is going to be 18 in a month`s time and looks like there will be no more how I loved it when she was tiny and due to her Mum`s health issues was lucky to have her living with me sometimes.

ofelya27 said...

hi kim! congratulations on your first grandbaby, i'm sure you'll be an amazing nana!
adding 2 links to your collection - one folding changing mat , very useful on the road http://www.madebymarzipan.com/?tutorial=all-in-one-changing-mat
and baby booties , the best i could find around - they look simple enough, but they are doubled, very warm, and there is a hidden elastique which means they actually do stay ON http://dorothy-comewhatmayandloveit.blogspot.fr/2010/01/bootie-tutorial.html

have fun and good luck !

Elsa said...

Being a Grandmother is the best thing ever and all these patterns are great! I love the small star quilt, the diaper holders and the bib! I've had my Frances for 8 months now and savor every moment I have with her.
Congratulations ~ you're going to love it!

Go-Go Kim said...

Thank you SO MUCH! I am very excited about this baby! It will be my third grandbaby! My son and daughter-in-law have two FAB boys!

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