Free Sewing Patterns for Baby Items

Free directions to sw a fabric headband
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

Need a baby shower gift or have new babies to meet at the next family gathering? How about sewing for your local hospital's maternity floor? Most embrace any donations they receive.

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    Baby Bibs -- From Finger or Hand Towels

    Check out these free directions to convert an ordinary hand towel or finger towel into a baby bib.

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    How To Sew A Baby Receiving Blanket

    No new mother ever has enough receiving blankets; maybe they would if they had time to do laundry but anyone who has had baby knows there are never enough hours in a day.

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    Sew a Toddler Sun Bonnet with a Ruffle Brim Hat

    We all know that one of the keys to preventing skin cancer is starting early. ​Sunbonnets do more than look cute; they protect a child's head, ears, and neck from sun damage. Make one to match every outfit!

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    Sew a Toddler's Fluted Edge Hat

    A simple hat for a boy or girl, with enough brim to protect their ears and neck from the sun. Make one to match every outfit or from novelty prints to make any child smile. Find full directions and a free pattern here.

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    From Baby Blanket To Toddler Poncho!

    Need something to make for an older child. This may be perfect for the "big" sister or brother.

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    Free Directions to Create a Scrunchie Fabric Headband

    Free directions to sw a fabric headband
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Making clothes for babies is fun. Now you can complete a baby girl's outfit with a matching fabric headband. Embellish the headband to make it even more special. Make a pile of headbands so the new mom has one for every outfit.

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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew A Fabric Baby Grab Ball

    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew A Fabric Baby Grab Ball
    Melissa Kadinger, Licensed to About.com

    This ball can use up your stash of scraps and keep a child happy for hours! The individual sections are perfect for small hands to manage ​to hold on to a ball.

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    Tooth Fairy Pillow

    This may seem like a strange baby gift but when that first tooth becomes loose, the tooth fairy pillow is very appreciated... after all. all the other baby gifts are all used up.

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    Free Patterns to Sew Your Own Teddy Bears

    A teddy bear is a special gift for any child but especially wonderful for an older child who is adjusting to a new baby entering the picture.

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    The Perfect Baby Burp Cloth

    Craftsy.com offers this free pattern to create what is advertised as the perfect burp cloth... years ago we used cloth diapers to protect the mom... this looks like a much better idea! Make a pile of them so the new mom has a pile ready when she needs them.

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    Little Man Shoes

    This free PDF pattern creates an adorable little shoe for a little guy... and could easily be embellished to be a girly little shoe. Fabric choices make the shoe!

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    Child’s basic Fleece Pants – free child pants patterns

    Download this free PDF pattern to make basic pants. The pattern is offered in various sizes from 3 months to child's size 7/8. Experiment to add pockets and embellishments.

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    The Piped Pocket Infant Skirt Pattern and Tutorial

    Make an adorable 3 to 6 month sized skirt with pockets by downloading the free printable pattern and following the step by step tutorial.

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    Ruffle Bloomers Tutorial with Free Pattern

    This free pattern creates ruffled bloomers in size 3 to 6 months with a link to changing the size is in the instructions. Step by step instructions are included.

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    Ruffle Romper with Free Pattern

    Every little girl will be adorable in this ruffled romper. Follow the great step by step instructions for the free pattern.