Are you a mother-to-be? And excited for this new phase of life and want to sew something for your little one on your own? These easy sewing patterns for mothers to be will make sewing a piece of cake for you. Moreover, sewing something cute by yourself for your little one would be exciting and fun hobby at this time for you. Also, it will allow your baby to wear something that you have made out of love which is warm, cozy and protects your little one’s skin.
The best part of sewing something at home is that you can choose any sort of soft and comfortable fabric to start with. As new born have very sensitive skin, therefore, anything made out of polyester can put them to a risk of skin allergies or infections. Therefore, it is best to use cotton or any soft leftover fabric to start with. Now without wasting any time further, we are sharing some really easy patterns.
1. Mittens as Easy Sewing Patterns for Mothers
For the mittens you can use cotton, or any fabric of your choice but that must be easy on the skin of your little one. Download this template on a piece of paper by adjusting the size while printing. Now you can cut these templates to form a shape on a piece of paper. Moreover, you can transfer the pattern on a cardboard to use this template later on. As converting it to a cardboard will allow you to get an intact shape of the template.
Now double the fabric to make a two layered fabric piece to transfer the shape. If your fabric is thin, you can convert the layer of fabric to four while folding it twice. Now cutting this four layered fabric at once is much easier and quick. Once you transfer the template pattern, now cut the fabric exactly along the edges by keeping a half inch space for the seams.
Now add elastic to the bottom of the mittens and stretch it while you sew to create an elastic effect. Similarly, hem the edges to give a neat look, and now turn the fabric upside down to sew along the edges leaving the bottom open.
Once you have sewn the mittens, now it is time to turn them around carefully since those are cute and small! You can also make once of those simple mittens without a thumb using the same pattern while separating thumb part.
Nonetheless, adding a soft ribbon bow to enhance the the beauty of the mitten is also suggested, unless it doesn’t scratch your little one’s skin. Here you go, your simple, and yet cozy mittens are ready for your little one to keep his/ her hands warm.
2. Baby Burp Cloth Easy Sewing Pattern
Being a new mom is always overwhelming. Your may experience mix feelings, with a lot of love and worries for your little one. A mother is always concerned about the comfort of her child. In that case, as a beginner it is good to try sewing things that are easy to sew. Such as, sewing a burp cloth for your lil one is such an easy task.
Now follow these two simple steps to make a burp cloth for your baby in no time.
All you have to do is take a piece of fabric that is soft, yet a little thick and absorbent. Cut it in a size of a large napkin, that you can spread easily on your shoulder.
Now hem all the four edges with a simple sewing machine by folding the fabric inward. Make sure you fold evenly, and half an inch all around.
You can also use a serger to hem the edges. Now you can also use this burp cloth to wipe your lil one’s face for cleaning excess milk.
Being a new mommy means having a lot of things prepared just in case if you fall short of anything in an emergency. As these little angels can be pretty messy during nursing. Similarly, using tissues frequently to wipe up your baby’s face can cause allergy or irritation. In this situation, you can make some home made napkins for your little one to wipe that soft baby face politely.
The best part about sewing napkins yourself is that you get to choose the fabric of your choice. Which allows a wide range of options to choose from. While the best part is, that a napkin is the easiest thing you can sew in these two steps.
Cut a square piece of cloth, and fold the edges evenly.
Now start sewing slowly along the edges neatly for secure them from each side.
Ta Da! Your soft baby napkins are ready to use. But, wait! don’t forget to cut the extra thread hanging after sewing.
4. Bib, Easiest Sewing
Do you know that a bib works like an apron on the babies? Because when your babies are at work, they make a lot of mess. Especially during teething phase, the drooling and chewing just doesn’t get over. We don’t want to freak you out, but a bib gets all wet till the last layer of baby’s clothes.
But you can make a lot of bibs for your little one by just following these easy steps:
Take a piece of fabric and double fold it to the size of your baby’s upper torso. You can also use different fabrics on each side for a funky look.
Now cut the bib using this pattern by marking over the fabric.
Once you are done with the cutting, now ensure that both the sides of the fabric are actually the back sides that will go inside once the bib is turned around. As you ensure the same, now start sewing slowly along the edges leaving half an inch on all sides. Sew along leaving both sides from the top so that you can turn around the bib by making the stitches invisible.
Once your bib is all sewn except the top sides that are narrow, now you should turn it around using a narrow stick. Such as, a chopstick or a bodkin. Once it is turned around, now you can take a piece of half inch ribbon and make two pieces each of 10 inches length.
The both top ends are open of the bib, all you have to do is take one side of the ribbon and adjust it inside those ends neatly. While, fold the bad edges inside to give a fine look, and now sew over it two to three times to secure the ribbon as well as securing the edges. Now repeat the same on the other side, but make sure to use the other part of the ribbons end.
Voila! You’re little one’s bib is ready to wear. You can also add ornaments like bows, felt miniature dolls, or lace flowers to enhance its beauty.
Still need some help? Check out this Kindle book “Baby Bib Patterns” on Amazon that one of my friends bought to sew bibs when she was expecting her little bundle of joy.
It is natural that when a women is expecting, she feels the urge to do something special for her little one. You may see parents doing different things for the comfort of their baby, and that process is called nesting. So, as a sewing aspirant, mom’s to be should definitely try any of these hobbies that makes her feel connected to her little one. It can be anything like sewing, knitting, stitching, or decorating etc.