On My List of Things to Sew…

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts


Since I’m due to have a baby in about 2 months, I’ve been going through that whole nesting thing and thinking up all sorts of sewing projects. Like matching hats for my two boys, a new crib bedding set, boppy cover, and nursing cover to name a few.

Here are some great free tutorials that I’ve used:

1. Crib Set from JCaroline Creative. I cut out the pieces for the bumper last night, and now I just need to figure out if the fabric will match the paint color I wanted to use…should have thought of that sooner.

2. Fitted Crib Sheet from Bundles of Love.

3. Wet Bag from Make Baby Stuff.

4. Embroidery Hoop Nursery Decor from Make Baby Stuff.

5.Cloth Diapers from Cloth Diaper Sewing.

6. Nursing Cover from Sew Much Ado.

7. Boppy Cover (Instructions & Pattern) from Economical Baby.

I need to work a lot faster if I’m going to finish all my projects in time!


1 Katrina March 19, 2009 at 7:20 am

Thanks for posting these! We’re planning on another baby in the near future and these will come in very handy. You’ll have to post pictures of the crib set when you figure out your colors! :)

2 Annette March 19, 2009 at 7:49 am

I really like the fabric letters and the embroidery hoops. Personally, I am not a big fan of character bedding or decorations. We moved into a new (read: stark white walls) house in July. We are in no hurry to paint so the house can settle some more. Since then we’ve had another baby, but even his room is white with nothing on the walls.

Anyway, for my 2 yo’s room I love the idea of the hoops. I also like the fabric letters for decoration…anything to promote letter/name recognition!

Thanks for sharing!

3 Baba March 19, 2009 at 9:22 am

Great ideas! Sewing is something you can do that won’t put too much strain on you or your baby and help you get prepared for that wonderful arrival. My daughter made a boppy cover when she was expecting this last time. What fun.

4 Debbie Fisher March 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I am unable to have any more children, but love these sites. I have friends that are still having babies and these would make great gifts.

congratulations on your little one on it’s way.

5 Abby March 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for linking to my tutorial! I would love to see a picture of the nursing cover you made!

6 Sue D March 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Thanks for sharing these sets. I enjoyed the linked projects plus others I found on the sites. My kids are grown but I already have one grandchild and hopefully more to come so these sites are very interesting to me. Good luck getting done in time.

7 Becky Smith March 19, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I love the fabric embroidery hoops idea! My 1-year old daughter’s walls are pretty bare right now. I also loved the idea on that site about using pages from a thrift store kids book and making wall art out of them! Lots of great ideas! Thanks!

8 Amber L. March 20, 2009 at 8:03 am

Thank you so much for the links to the nursing wrap and the boppy cover tutorials. I’ve been really wanting some new boppy covers but don’t like the patterns available and the nursing wraps are so expensive.

9 Cristina March 21, 2009 at 12:16 am

I love the embroidery hoop idea. I see embroidery hoops at the thrift store, all the time! That’s a really great place to make it an even more inexpensive decor!

10 Cristina March 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm

I thought I’d add to your list of things to sew! Here’s a really cute set of baby toys: http://madebyk.blogspot.com/2008/12/some-softies-for-babies.html They look like they’d be a lot of fun!

11 Julie B March 23, 2009 at 5:23 am

These are such great ideas. I explored some of the links as I was curious about the fitted sheet. When I saw it was as simple as cutting out a a square and then sewing the ends together to make a corner, I was excited to think thats easy enough that even I could do it!

12 lisa J March 27, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Thanks for all of the links, We don’t have any babies right now….my youngest is about to turn 4, but we are planning to add to our family. Plus these would make some fantastic gifts for friends. Not sure I want to attempt the fitted sheet…although it does look pretty easy. It might be cheaper to buy a few in neutral colors and then spend money on fabric where it will be seen most!

13 Leslie March 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

Thanks for these links. Have you heard of <One Pretty Thing? There are great free tutorials to be found there as well.

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