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Make Your Own Baby Clothes:
Tips For Sewing, Altering, Printable Patterns, And More

Do you want to make your own baby clothes? For the beginner seamstress making your own baby clothing can be a fantastic way to start!

If you can find the time, sewing baby stuff can save you money, reduce stress (yes sewing really does do this!), and enable you to create a perfectly customized and one-of-a-kind wardrobe for your little one.

For me it all started when I was carrying my first baby (a girl!) and spent a lot of my down time shopping for bargains on baby clothing and layette. But I had a problem. The clothing that was inexpensive I found I just plain didn't like. And the pieces that I liked cost a fortune. I would look at tags and realize that it really wouldn't be too hard for me to just go home and make it myself! And I could make it at a fraction of the price.

make your own baby clothesI saved money by buying plain and inexpensive pieces, or buying onesies in bulk. I bought at second hand stores and altered items by adding my own personal touches like new buttons, lace, ruffles, and more. I even upcycled old clothing into something new and modern, or turned some of my old clothes into cute new baby clothes.

What I found was that I saved a bunch of money and still had clothes for my baby that I adored. I constantly received compliments on the unqiue pieces my baby was wearing. And I was a calmer happier Momma for spending some "me" time being creative.

I want to share with you my tips and ideas for creating cute personalized baby frocks. I want to share my upcycling and recycling projects, and even some of the patterns I created for easy baby clothes sewing projects.

Altering Baby Clothes

There are many ways to customize your baby's clothing without the use of a sewing machine, knitting or crocheting. Here's how you can change ordinary boring clothing like plain onesies and bottoms into unique and stylish baby clothes, and not break the bank.

paint crafts cool onesies baby clothes

Customize baby clothing\ by using fabric paint crafts and handmade stencil to create cool and unique graphics, sayings, and logos. Get creative! There are many different kinds of paints to choose from as well, like glitter and metallic paints.

custom baby clothes
Use iron-on transfer paper to make customized baby clothes. It's sooo easy to use and you can create clothing and other gear to match any kind of personal style.

Create super cute fabric appliqued baby stuff! How to applique on baby onesies, blankets, diaper bags, and more. Super easy and a great way to make really unique baby stuff.

hand sewn baby kimono onesie

Here's a regular old baby kimono onesie That I added a little bit of hand sewn embellishment to. Just a couple cute little accents really does make a big difference. This project was really easy and took under an hour to finish.

Sewing Baby Clothes

Are you a newbie when it comes to sewing? You will want to start by obtaining a simple sewing machine and learning the basics.

The best thing about sewing baby clothing is the options are practically limitless. There are so many clothing styles, and fabrics to choose from. There are many simple and easy projects to choose from as well. Even a beginner can start creating baby stuff right away. What I like best is that you get fast results. Unlike knitting or crocheting you can finish a simple project in under an hour, or even less for a more experienced seamstress.

peasant top baby clothes patterns

Make a cute baby peasant top
Free baby clothes patterns to make your own peasant tops. It's super simple to make and will look so sweet on any baby girl!

baby clothes patterns kimono onesie

What better than a classic baby wardrobe staple like this free baby clothes pattern for a kimono onesie? You can never get enough onesies! In summer they make a perfect go to item and in the cooler months they are great paired with pants and sweaters!

make baby stuff baby clothes patterns

Make your own baby pants
These pants are very simple and easy to make and can become a staple in your baby's wardrobe. Make a pair in every color! Or even add a bit of style by adding your own pockets, draw stings, or embellishments. Punch it up a bit and make them in bright bold patterns. I've even provided a printable sewing pattern.

baby pinafore pattern

Make your own baby pinafores - make a reversible pinafore. These are very simple to make and a versatile wardrobe item. Make stylish and inexpensive baby pinafores!

Wanna save a TON of money when you make baby's clothing? Make your own baby jeans and more by using your old and unwanted clothes as fabric for sewing.

Make your own baby gown using some of your old vintage T-shirts.

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