5.21.2012

My 7 Favorite Baby Sewing Patterns

I want to talk about some baby patterns that I love. I have used all of these and recommend each of them!
I love these patterns because:


  • They're free!
  • You can print them at home. (I'm not a fan of tracing existing clothing. Mine never come out right!)
  • They are easy.
  • All but one are unisex.
  • Some come in multiple sizes.
If you want to pin individual pictures from this page to remember the tutorial, please click over to the sites they came from. (Give them the credit for the hard work they did!)


Baby Boy Onesie With Binding Tutorial by Omi CreatesBesides teaching you how to make an awesome onesie, she gives great tips on how to sew with knits.

These pants are SO easy, only require a small amount of fabric, and are easily customized.

It's takes a little more skill and time to make a shirt onesie, but they are perfect for dressing up your little one. You can recycle an old button-up shirt too!
These diaper covers are really easy and there are two different ways to make them. For girls, it's a nice surprise under a dress or skirt, and for boys, pair it with a tee for an easy hot summer day.
You've already seen this before, but I'm still using it to making shortall's for my son. It's just the easiest outfit for summer and there's always and endless supply of t-shirts to refashion.
I LOVE baby shoes. They are fun and quick to make, and I love that I can make one to match each outfit (if only I had the time!)
Even though I have a boy and love boy clothes, I couldn't leave out these skirts. They skirts are so easy and simple but so adorable and unique. 
This is only a couple, so feel free to comment with your favorite baby sewing patterns! I'd love to try out some new ones!

On another note, if you really want to sew a lot of your baby's wardrobe, I would recommend Kwik Sew's Sewing For Baby. It's not free, but it's worth every penny. It comes with master patterns you can trace meaning you never cut and ruin your patterns! The styles are outdated, but the author teaches you how to alter the patterns so you can make whatever style you want. She also teaches you how to sew with knits. I really love that it's not only for girls! I have used this multiple times since buying it and LOVE it. 

10 comments:

  1. Heather! Thanks for this. I came across this on pinterest and couldn't help but smile when I saw Feather's Flight! :)

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  2. I made those little shoes, and while I thought they were A-Dor-A-Ble! I didn't like the elastic casing, it seemed really bulky and the outside fabric showed on the inside. Also, it was hard to tell the left from the right once sewn, and I don't think it matters with baby toes, LOL.
    One pattern I'd add is a mei tai. The "FrankenKozy" pattern is great for most parents. A ring sling is also awesome. And a pouch is fabulous for a newborn...

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  3. I have this book and I bought the toddler one when my son grew out of his baby things! It's a great reference book!

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  4. Thanks for the links Heather!

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  5. Awesome! I love the romper one. I don't like when a tutorial tells you to trace because I am usually making gifts and don't have an item of the clothing that would fit them here!

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  6. I saw this one on pinterest and even if I don't have any babies(well... yet anyway... :D), I just fell in love with "The Shirt Onesie". SO adorable! Thank You for sharing this :)

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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  8. The soft baby shoes pattern has moved and can now be found here: http://michelequigley.com/blog/soft-baby-shoes-pattern-and-tutorial/

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  9. Amongst so many other things, I love to embroider , so it would be great if you added patterns like your sweet fox to your shop. Thanks for the tutorial/pattern and the giveaway for the adorable Panda and Princess Kitten patterns. Happy New Year!
    All the best,

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  10. I've made this pattern twice but have struggled with the cuff instructions. This post has been really useful. And puts me in mind to make another!

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