Saturday, September 24, 2011

Baby gifts are the best!

I love baby girl gifts, the amount of cuteness is limitless. I aslo love sewing baby gifts, because they really are a great way to work on sewing techiques. Espically for me just learning how to sew. This project, as many first time projects for me. I started off with the Made by Rae Itty bitty baby dress, I loved working on this because I have never worked with piping before. I was really happy with the results, I just worked very slowly with my zipper foot and the results look pretty good. The only modifcation I made to the pattern was to exclude the bias tape at the bottom.

I then moved onto the Bib, I've had this bib pattern forever and it's my "go to". Unfortunatley I don't have the origination of the pattern to share, but there are alot of good ones out there. Now for the applique flower, I tried free motion quilting for the first time. I still need alot of practice, I found I just couldn't get a comfortable hold on the garment so there was a wholelota slipping going on. But I love the messy finished result.

Free motion

Once I was done with the bib, I still wanted to work with applique because I was inspired by Sew Like My Mom I've never tried applique with the zig zag stitch. So I created the burp cloth with the baby's first Initial. I was kinda surprise at how easy it was, I just went super slow and it all worked out...I think with some more practice I'll be a pro. I think I might have to try Bean-Bag Initials next, I'm going to a 3yr old's birthday pretty soon and I think this might just be the perfect gift.
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Overall I'm extremely happy with the gift and I hope Mommy loves it as much as I enjoyed making it for the little one. Here is my favorite shot seeing it all together.

Baby Kaylee's gift
I also had to make sure the gift was wrapped and presented with love! Stamped a little tag & we were ready to go party!
The presentation of the gift
If any of you are just learning to sew, I would recommend any of these patterns. The really go quick and the cutting isn't entimidating and the end poduct is just full of cuteness!

Happy Creations

5 comments:

Michele said...

Wow! What a great gift :-) I'm sure mom will be thrilled! Who wouldn't be? I love the wrapping too!

Ken & Sherri Dundon said...

Hey Jen! This is Sherri Dundon, your once SCS, DSS! How are you doing? The family and I are back in the States until the end of Dec. from the mission field of Costa Rica. Just wanted to see your "new" adventures on your blog. Great stuff! Hope you're doing well!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Great job!! It's adorable!

Ryder Mauer said...

Yes, baby girl gifts are cute. My sister loves to dress up her little Lucy and take photos for her scrap book. You could do that too!

new baby gifts said...

Its awesome , i really love it.