Monday, February 13, 2012

Make A Beautiful and Simple Baby Gift

DIY Beautiful Simple Baby Gift copy

Need an idea for a unique and special handmade baby gift?

I recently found the perfect gift set that is easy to make, fairly inexpensive, and completely practical for a new baby: a set of plush, patterned burp cloths and coordinating pacifier leashes.  

The patterned cotton fabric is backed with a soft, fluffy (and absorbent) terrycloth towel on the reverse side.  Not only is it a comfy surface for baby to rest against, but it is handy to wipe up the inevitable messes!  And having a leash for the pacifier, to prevent it falling to the dirty floor is essential, so why not make a stylish one for the little tyke?

This is a picture of one of the sets that I made.  I used 100% cotton fabric, and cut up a full-size terrycloth bath towel for the burp cloths.  The same fabric was used for the leashes, and I purchased the suspender clips and snap sets from the notions department of my local craft store.  

Here are the tutorials I used:

I have a plastic snap setter, not snap-setting pliers, so I found the video to be the most helpful to learn how to set snaps.  As you can see, I've been busy making these for both baby girls and baby boys!

Baby Gift

I had fun making these!  What is your favorite baby gift to make?

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