Sewing for babies is a passion that I have cherished from childhood. I have always preferred handmade sewing projects for babies over store-bought ones for baby shower gifts and also for my children.
There are a ton of items you can sew for babies. The little ones need a lot of things to make him or her comfortable. We spend a lot of money on babies’ clothing and other accessories. But, if you are a seamstress and you have the time and interest, you can sew a lot for babies. From blankets to babies’ shoes, baby items are fun to sew and the end product is always delightful to the eye.
Here I have compiled more than 13 free sewing projects for babies. Each of them is designed by me and almost all of them have downloadable templates to make sewing easy even for a beginner.
Most of the baby patterns given below are for baby girls but you may use the blankets, tag toy, booties, and bloomers for a baby boy as well. All these patterns are very new on the web and I bet you will not find them in any other round-up posts for the time being.
13+ Free Sewing Projects for Babies
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1) 15 Minute Baby Dress
This is one of the easiest sewing projects for babies you will find in the sewing pattern world. This cute little dress is made from just one rectangular piece of fabric and such you can imagine the number of stitches it would need to take the dress form. Well, let me tell you; all you need are four straight line stitches to form the flutter ruffle along the chest, hemline and side seam of the dress.
Replace the fabric ties with gross- grain ribbon and you can complete the dress in just 15 minutes. This dress sewing tutorial is so easy that even a very beginner seamstress or even a kid can try it! This design comes in dress and top lengths that come as an added advantage.
2) Easy Baby Dress
This classic baby dress sewing pattern is one of my most sought after patterns to date. Moms and grandmoms have received this pattern with great appreciation. This is an easy baby dress sewing pattern with a classic style yoke. This is timeless dress design.
It is an all-time favorite that can look good on any little one. There are numerous options to make this design in a variety. You can use different kinds of trims like lace, rick rack, or pompoms along the edge. You may mix and match different fabrics for the yoke and skirt. These little factors would work wonders on the design and would help you whip up a boutique style dress.
3) 15 Minute Baby Blanket.
Maybe you are thinking of sewing a set of handmade gifts for a baby shower. Then, here is something very quick and easy you can try, the reversible baby blanket! I am sure no number of blankets will be enough for a baby.
This is another 15 minutes sewing project for a baby that can again be done by any beginner seamstress. You can give it a try, I bet you can never go wrong. Use cool and vibrant color cotton fabrics in different designs on one side and soft fleece or flannel on the other for a cool summer blanket. Use fleece in different designs on both sides for a winter blanket.
4) Baby Bib
This is again an important baby accessory that no mom can do away with. It is a must-have to protect those cute little cloths when you are feeding the baby. I have also seen some babies wearing it all the time to catch the baby drools!
I have made this bib sewing pattern reversible for enough protection. The bib fastens with a Velcro, which makes sewing easier and also easy for on and off.
You may use flannel on both sides for maximum absorption. Replace flannel with cotton fabrics in different prints and colors to sew a variety of bibs to match your little one’s clothes. This is again is a quick-sew project, which is beginner-friendly.
5) Baby Pinafore.
Here is a back open pinafore design that everyone loves. It is a pattern inspired by one of the dresses my daughter had when she was a baby. It is a lovely pinafore that can make little babies look cute and girly! This is the pattern I love the most.
The tie-back closure is something that makes it very easy for mothers for quick on and offs. The ruffle that runs along the back looks stylish when you tie the straps in a bow. This pinafore sewing project does not require much labor and the end product is sure to be eye-catching. The free sewing project for baby comes with a full-body template, which makes cutting and sewing easier.
6) Baby Diaper Cover.
You may be thinking that I have left out a pattern that is important for a baby. I guessed it right, the diaper cover pattern. This is again a must-have element in a baby’s wardrobe.
Here I have an easy sewing project that would help you make diaper covers in just 4 steps. The pattern comes with a full template which makes sewing easier and faster. Now you can make matching diaper covers with those little baby dresses and make your little one even more adorable and cuddly.
7) Baby Ruffled Romper
Rompers are the best choices when it comes to dressing up babies. You don’t have to search for matching tops and bottoms for your little baby. All you need is just a one-piece outfit to dress up your little one and make her look awesome.
This is a ruffled romper sewing pattern that can be sewn with or without the ruffles along the chest line. There are templates for the romper shorts, which makes it easier for seamstresses of any level of expertise.
There are a lot of ways you can sew these rompers. You can use pompoms along the hemline of the shorts and the hemline of the ruffle. You can also mix and match different fabrics for the romper bodice, shorts, and ruffles to make an array of rompers to spruce up your little one’s summer wardrobe.
8) Baby Bloomers
This is a puffy bubble bloomer sewing project that you can make for your little one or as a gift for a baby shower. This pattern has printable templates which makes it easy to sew. Just 5 steps and your bloomer is done. There is little sewing involved and the result is sure to delight you.
This pattern gives good coverage for your little baby’s diaper, is comfortable, and would look great too. Sew it in matching fabric with her little top to create a cute ensemble.
9) Baby Booties
No baby pattern collection can be complete without a baby booties pattern right? Well, here is a booties pattern that can surely excite you, the unisex booties! Sew these comfy and cute booties for those teeny tiny feet and watch your little one catch all the attention he/she deserves.
This fabric booties sewing project for babies will help you whip up cute little booties in matching fabrics with her dress. There are templates and detailed instructions to make it is an easy sewing pattern.
10) Baby Crinkle Ribbon Toy
After all these patterns, isn’t it time for a baby toy? Well here is a tag toy sewing pattern your little one would love to play with. This sewing project uses ribbons, crinkle material, and fabrics of different textures and colors to excite and please the baby’s different senses.
The crinkle inside the toy gives a sweet sound when she plays with it. You can choose different colored ribbons for the tags for her to look at. What more can you ask for when it is just a square design which can be made in minutes!
11) Vintage Baby Romper
Here is a vintage style pinafore perfect to give your little baby girl the dressed feel. Vintage clothes are the loveliest to dress up a little one. The ruffly girly look gives the design all the cuteness it needs. This pinafore pattern is a side-open one and has extra-long ties that can be tied in a bow.
The free sewing project for babies comes with templates for the bodice, skirt, and ruffle sleeve to make sewing easier for you. Use your creative instincts to mix and match fabrics and use different trims to sew beautiful boutique-style pinafores for your little one.
12) Baby Dress with Collar
This is another pattern that mothers would love to sew for her little one. This sewing pattern with the peter pan collar would look great on any little one. The front open design makes it very easy for on and off. The fact that it can be made in the top and dresses lengths make the pattern even more desirable.
You can sew it in dress length or in top length to pair with my diaper cover or bubble shorts patterns. This pattern has templates for the bodice, skirt, and collar to make sewing this dress/ top a breeze for you. Here again, you can play with different fabric designs, add trims, use fabric-covered buttons, etc to sew different outfits that look unique!
13) Blanket with Animal Ears
This is another blanket pattern that can be a perfect baby shower gift. The double-sided design with the hood would give the baby all the cuteness he/ she needs. You may sew it plain for a quick- sew or sew the animal ears to add loads of cuteness to your little munchkin. There are choices for cat ears, rabbit ears, and bear ears that can make sewing this pattern fun and interesting for you.
14) Reversible Hooded Baby Blanket
This is again one of my famous patterns. I had designed this pattern during my initial blogging days and as such the photographs do little justice to the design. This is a hooded blanket pattern that is reversible.
People love to sew this blanket because you can use both sides with the hood. You may use different fabrics on both sides of the blanket body and for the hood. Just flip the hood over to the other side and you get a two-in-one hooded blanket!
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