For you DIYers out there I thought I would share some tutorials and links that I have found helpful in getting ready for our little guy.  I would like to say that everything I make was an original-thought it up myself-idea, but that is not the case. Sometimes I find it easier to look at pictures of how to do something before I try and tackle it on my own. With Pinterest out there you get flooded with a million results. Often I end up changing how things are done or sizes, etc.  I don’t know any of these bloggers, I’m just sharing resources I have found helpful. I’ve found these links to be helpful over the past few months and hope you find some of them useful too.

Baby Cardigan by Make It & Love It

After I tried to tackle my own baby cardigan I found an easier way to do it.  Ashley fro
m Make It & Love It gives great step by step instructions for this cardigan. The best part is there are no button holes involved. So if making a cardigan that actually buttons down with functional buttons and button holes scares you, try this one out.

Baby Ringer Onesie by Schwin & Schwin

I ended up with a lot of extra knit fabrics after making PJ’s for my little guy. I wasn’t sure what to do with all of my extra fabric until I came across these simple baby Onesies by Schwin & Schwin. I love her step by step directions that are easy to follow and that you don’t have to fit a sleeve. Great project!

Here’s how mine turned out, I made it using an old T-shirt:



Nursing Cover Tutorial by Sew Much Ado

There are a lot of options out there on nursing covers. I knew I could buy one but I had a darling print that I wanted to use. I looked at many different tutorials and directions at making one and loved what Abby from Sew Much Ado came up with. It was an easy project that I put together in one afternoon. Plus it saved me a bunch from not having to purchase one!


Portable Changing Pad by Tidbits

One thing that I really wanted to make before our little guy is born was a changing pad. The last thing I wanted to do was to be in public and have to change the diaper of my little one with nothing to put him on. I used this great tutorial by Tidbits  to create my own changing pad. She recommends using a laminated fabric to allow for easy cleaning and whipping. The fabric I had was not a laminate fabric, so I bought an iron-on laminate from JoAnns. It worked great and will be so handy to have in the diaper bag.

Here’s how mine turned out:




Car Seat Tent by The Ribbon Retreat

One of my final projects for our little guy was making a car seat cover for his car seat. Since he is coming at the beginning of winter I wanted something that would keep the snow off of him but also give him a place to nap during those holiday parties. There are many tutorials out there on making car seat covers. This one by The Ribbon Retreat happened to work best for the car seat we purchased. I chose not to piece mine and just did a whale print (see my many other whale creations) for the top and an orange poka dot on the inside to match the orange in the car seat. I think it turned out great.

Here’s how mine turned out:



DIY Pacifier Clips by I’m Simply Me

Although I didn’t follow her design exactly, I used this as the basis for making my own pacifier clips. These are quick and easy to make. I used scrap fabric that I had laying around. The only thing I did different was instead of ribbon I used 1/4″ wide elastic. These pacifier clips were so easy to make and would make great gifts for new mommies out there.

Here’s how mine turned out:



TOMS Inspired Baby and Toddler Shoes- Free Pattern & Tutorial by Homemade Toast


These are the last project on my list. I knew scrolling one day through Pinterest when I came across these TOMS inspired baby shoes by Homemade Toast I had to make my own.  She has a generic pattern you can download for free or purchase a size specific pattern. They are darling shoes and I can’t wait to make a pair for my little guy!

I hope you find some of these tutorials helpful and enjoy making things for your own little ones or as gifts.



Here’s a little about me: I usually don’t buy things that I could make. I like to read and learn. I have dreams of being a mom, living in foreign countries, and trying new things. I take a ton of pictures. I collect rocks from the places I’ve been. I’m trying to learn French. I like to eat. I’m a Mormon.

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