5 Easy Baby Sewing Projects for Summer
It’s almost summer, and what a perfect time of year to sit in a sunny window, have a refreshing glass of lemonade, and start some easy baby sewing projects! There are many simple sewing projects that make great gifts to welcome a new baby into the world. So if you or someone you know is expecting a little bundle of joy named June, August, Sunny, or Summer, we have got some perfect patterns for you!
Top 5 Beginner Friendly Baby Sewing Projects
1. A Darling Dolly
This charming doll pattern comes from Dolly: The Sweet Book of Doll Projects to Sew and Love by Elea Lutz. This book has patterns for a rag doll as well as 9 other doll-related projects. The original dolly makes a perfect gift for a summer baby or a toddler. Let your kid carry this adorable toy with them to every summer picnic or backyard BBQ, then simply throw it in the wash when it gets dirty!
The patterns in this dolly pattern book range from beginner to intermediate and many can be completed in an afternoon--perfect for if you need a last-minute baby gift. The best part? This easy baby sewing project can be customized to look like your own baby! Just choose some fabric to match your child’s skin tone and hair color. You could even make some clothing for your child in the same fabric as the doll’s dress, so your tiny tot can match with their favorite toy.
2. The Up North Quilt
Whether you are staying in a tent, a trailer, an RV, or a cabin, summer is when many people hit the road for a family camping trip. This year, you can celebrate that spirit of adventure with the Up North Quilt from Pen + Paper Patterns. This fun quilt features a forest of tiny trees and the cutest little camper ever. Take it with you on your next big trip in the great outdoors, or hang it on the wall of your forest themed baby nursery!
This pattern is for ambitious beginners, so it is perfect if you are looking for easy baby sewing projects. For the trees, choose a few different shades of green with subtle patterns for texture. Petal - Paradise would work well, or Crochet - Gulf from Alison Glass.
3. A Fabric Basket with Handles
Nothing says summer like a trip to the beach, but if you’ve got a baby or toddler, you’ll need to be prepared. That’s why this fabric basket with handles is an essential baby sewing project for summer--it’s a stylish beach bag and a diaper bag all in one! This convenient basket is roomy enough for diapers, sunscreen, beach towels, and maybe even a few sandcastle building supplies. When you get home, this basket also works well as a storage container where you can keep all of your baby’s blankets or toys.
The fabric basket is a gingham-type pattern that will work well with several coordinating solid shades of one color. For example, if you wanted a purple basket, you could use 4 shades of purple fabric from Century Solids, like Wisteria, Lilac, Plum, and Periwinkle. Trust us though: once you’ve whipped up one of these easy baskets, you’ll want one in every color of the rainbow!
4. The Campfire Glow Quilt
We love how the Campfire Glow Quilt from Then Came June just screams summer. The color scheme is bright and warm, and the stars interspersed throughout the pattern look like sparks from a campfire or 4th of July fireworks.
The Campfire Glow Quilt is recommended for beginners with knowledge of basic piecing, so it’s an easy baby sewing project if you are new to quilting. The baby size measures 42 by 48 inches to fit perfectly in a baby crib. Century Solid’s Sunshine fabric is a bright happy yellow that would work well for the stars, and the brand’s Strawberry or Pink Lemonade fabrics would look great for the pinks and reds. Square Up in Cherry Tomato from Cotton + Steel Basic Fabrics, another fabric with an appropriately summery name, would also look fantastic in this baby quilt.
5. Mason Zipper Bag Pouches
The Mason Zipper Pouch Bag is a darling little accessory that would make a great baby shower gift. Use it to stylishly store baby wipes, baby snacks, or small toys, at home or on the go. There are so many uses for the Mason Zipper Pouch Bag that you’ll probably end up making more than one!
The pattern comes in two sizes to make this baby sewing project extra versatile. The larger bag works great with large patterned fabrics, like Cloud 9’s A Walk Remembered Fabric in Orange Tabby Cat or Juicy Pears. The rainbow and daisy graphics would make Over the Rainbow another darling choice for this baby bag. For smaller prints, Sewing Mood - Pins Multi Bright from Paintbrush Studio or Tuesday - Sunflower by Alison Glass would both be super cute choices.
Whether you are looking for a baby shower gift or want to make something for your own summer baby, we hope you found some easy baby sewing projects that you love. For more fabric ideas and sewing supplies, browse through our shop today!