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Baby Sewing Projects (25 Free Patterns and Tutorials)

There are no sweeter sewing projects than baby sewing projects. Today I’m excited to share 25 projects that are not only adorable but also practical for everyday use. From sweet bibs to cozy blankets, there are sos many great tutorials and patterns on this list that you will be sure to find something to make.

Baby sewing projects

I’ve separated all the baby sewing projects into categories to help keep things organized. Just click on the link to the project that you like and it will take you to the page with the project instructions on it.

Baby Sewing Projects

Burp Cloths

1. Basic Burp Cloths: This might be hands down the easiest project on this list. My basic how to make a burp cloth tutorial is super simple and anyone can make these.

burp cloths

2. Burp Cloths Using Cricut Maker: If you have a Cricut Maker then Chelsea from Sew Simple Home has a free svg pattern for you to use your Cricut Maker to cut out your burp cloth pieces for you! I love using my Maker to cut out fabric.

free cricut svg baby bib pattern, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

3. Half Contour Burp Cloths: I make a lot of burp cloths that are rectangular because they are so easy but I designed these diy burp cloths with a cut in on one side so that they can sit nicely on your shoulder if you prefer this style.

DIY burp cloths laying on a white wooden background, one of 20 free baby sewing patterns

4. Diaper Burp Cloths: This tutorial explains how to make a burp cloth from a diaper. Old school cloth diapers are super absorbent and adding a little fabric to them makes for a cute little baby shower gift.

a set of three coordinating burp cloths

Bibs

5. Bib Pattern for Beginners: This bib pattern is my most popular sewing pattern download. I drew this one out a few years ago and I love it! I hope you will too.

baby bib made with bib pattern

6. Bib with Ties: Lisa from Cucicucicoo has a free bib and burp cloth pattern using bias tape which I think gives them a nice pop of color around the edges. I love all the options she shares in her how-to post.

baby bibs and burp cloths made from free printable patterns, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

7. Bandana Bib: Some people prefer a bandana bib pattern.

plaid bandana baby bib laying on white wooden background, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

Clothing

8. Baby Shorts: Heather from HeatherHandmade has a great pattern for baby shorts or bloomers in sizes 3, 6, and 12 months.

Free Baby Shorts or Bloomers Pattern

9. Easy Baby T-Shirt: You can make a baby t-shirt using this baby t-shirt pattern from Angel at Fleece Fun. The pattern is for sizes 3 months to 18 months.

Easy baby t-shirt pattern

10. Baby Romper: Heather from HeatherHandmade has a tutorial for how to turn a t-shirt into a romper with a romper pattern (size 6 months). This is such a great idea. We get so many free t-shirts and I think this is a good use of those.

How to turn a t-shirt into a baby romper

11. Party Dress: I love the cute Holly and Ivy Party Dress Pattern by Chelsea from Sew Simple Home. It comes in infant size 0-3 months.

Holly and Ivy Party Dress pattern, one of 20 free baby sewing patterns

12. Baby Sundress Pattern: This super cute knit dress pattern comes in sizes 3 months to 18 months and is from Angel from Fleece Fun. She even has a video tutorial for it which makes it even easier!

Free Baby Sundress Pattern, one of 20 free baby sewing patterns

13. Baby Romper Pattern: The ruffles on this romper pattern by Emily from Life Sew Savory are too adorable! The romper comes in sizes 0-12 months.

Free Romper Pattern, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

Blankets

14. Four Square Baby Quilt: Shelly from Coral + Co always makes the cutest stuff and this Four Square Baby Quilt is no exception. I love the modern look of quilts like this one.

Free Baby Quilt Pattern

Toys

15. Rainbow Soft Rattle: How cheerful is this rainbow rattle from Stephanie at Swoodson Says? I love rick rack and the use of it on this sweet little gift.

Free Rainbow Rattle Sewing Pattern- one of 20 free baby sewing patterns

16. Crinkle Taggie Toy- I like any project that helps me use up scraps of pretty fabric leftover from other projects and this crinkle taggie toy by Lisa from Cucicucicoo one is a great use for those scraps.

Make a DIY Crinkle Taggie Toy with a surprising upcycled material, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

Hats

17. Petal Hat: The Petal Hat by Chelsea from Sew Simple Home is such a great little hat for summer! It comes in 3 sizes: Small (3 months to 6 months), Medium (6 months to 12 months), and Large (12 months to 24 months).

Reversible petal hat tutorial, free sewing pattern for baby

18. Baby Hats: I had a winter baby and it was always fun when he had a cute little hat to coordinate with his outfit. Shelly from Coral + Co has a baby hat pattern for size preemie to 12 months that I love.

DIY Baby Hat Pattern for preemie to 12 months, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies

19. Baby Headband: Teeny tiny baby accessories are just the cutest. This baby headband pattern is by Shelly from Coral + Co and I think a batch of these from coordinating fabrics would make such a cute baby shower gift.

Free Baby Headband Pattern, one of 20 free baby sewing patterns

More Baby Sewing Projects

20. Stretchy Car Seat Cover: This beautiful car seat cover pattern is by Angel from Fleece Fun.

How to make a stretchy car seat cover- free pattern and tutorial, one of 20 free baby sewing tutorials

21. Baby Shoes: Heather from HeatherHandmade has a pattern for the most adorable upcycled baby shoes. The tutorial even has a video to show you how to put it all together.

Free pattern and tutorial for how to upcycle hems for baby shoes, one of 20 free sewing patterns for babies on this page

22. Baby Changing Mat: I love this great changing mat project by Vicky from Vicky Myers Creations.

23. Hooded Towel and Washcloths: Make a super cozy Hooded Baby Towel & Washcloth Set following this easy step by step tutorial.

hooded baby towel with wash cloths

24. Infinity Nursing Scarf: This DIY Nursing cover is a light cover for nursing in an infinity scarf style.

diy infinity nursing scarf

25. Diaper Clutch: It’s useful to have one of these diaper clutches in your diaper bag so that you can just grab the clutch and your baby for a quick change.

diaper clutch

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