Showing posts with label Simple Baby Sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simple Baby Sewing. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Little Yellow Ducky


Here is another great baby gift you can make using scrap fabrics you have in your cupboard! I love making baby gifts – this one isn’t for anyone special – I just couldn’t resist making it!

To make this ducky, simply draft up a basic body of the duck then the legs and cut 2 of the body and 4 of the legs. 

Pin fabric right sides together and sew with a ¼” seam leaving a gap at the bottom on duck to attach the legs to. Clip around the curves and turn through.

Pin each of the leg pieces together and sew with a ¼” seam, making sure you leave the tops open so you can stuff the legs. Clip around the curves and turn through.

Now you can stuff the body and the legs of the duck as firm or soft as you like. Once this is done you can position the legs on the duck body and pin to secure while you do a simple slip stitch to close the hole.

Finish off with a button for the eye and a nice bright ribbon around the neck. You can also add your own touch by adding some wings.

And there you go - another simple baby gift you can make in next to no time with what you already have at home.

Happy sewing

Caity x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Simple Baby Bibs


I don't know what the weather is like where you live - but this week it's been manic here - we have gone from a heatwave a few weeks back to torrential rain - the sort where the garden looks like it might actually wash away!!!!

Anyway - we are also celebrating the birth of another friends but - Elizabeth Suzanne - so so cute and tiny, I always forget how little they are - but I digress - I am working on another but quilt for Elizabeth with a friend, but in the mean time I thought I might make up some bibs for her - as any mum will know, you can never have too many bibs!!!

The pattern for these is based on a bib I received from Cath at Eat.Play.Sew when Thom was a little bub. It's such a great shape and nice and easy to whip up.

I backed them in a light weight towelling for a bit more absorbency - but really its up to you what you'd like to use.

Now I just have to attach some Velcro to finish them off - my project for today I think... 

Caity x