There’s excitement all around with the imminent arrival of a new little bundle of joy. A baby shower is a perfect opportunity to give a personalised gift that is both a novelty and a keepsake. Whether Mum-to-Be is expecting a boy, a girl or a surprise, there are some of Wunderlabel's favorite ideas for makes. Here’s just a few to start you off.
- Terry Cloth Burp Cloths
An essential accessory for every new baby, this is made from soft terry cloth and shaped to fit comfortably across an adult’s shoulder. Choose colours and patterns to make a burp cloth compliment a nursery theme, suit a boy or a girl, or be fun and colourful. Find out how here.
- Themed Mobile
Babies love to have beautiful, interesting things to look at. A themed mobile will capture their attention and is fun to make. There are plenty of themes to choose from, animals, vehicles, bears, butterflies… Take a look at this pattern to make an owl-themed mobile.
- Travel Changing Mat
This travel changing mat is perfect for trips out with a new baby. It has pockets for the essentials of nappy changing, a wipe clean surface that all folds up into a neat easy-to-carry bag. The tutorial is great to follow and the finished product looks fantastic.
- Baby Blocks
These foam filled blocks from Love to Color My World will bring lots of fun and the pattern includes a beautiful box to hold them. Making them in a variety of textures and colours will keep baby exploring and learning.
- Nappy Pouch
When taking a baby out, the more organised your resources are, the calmer each change will be. Nappy changing can be overly stressful especially when it involves hunting around in a full changing bag for loose nappies. This fantastic nappy pouch from What’s Mummy Up To… solves the problem, and looks great.
- Beautiful Bibs
What about a set of beautiful bibs? Found at The Little Fabric Shop, this pattern is simple to follow with a design that is easy to use and comfortable for baby with advice on materials to use for the backing. You could make simple plain bibs, or use the extra steps included in the pattern to add applique.
- Car Seat Handle Cover
Carrying a car seat can be hard on your hands so it’s always easier to carry it in the nook of your arm. This can lead to red marks, aches and bruises so making a cover for the handle will soften it and has the added colour to the car seat. This fantastic tutorial from A Little Bolt of Life has simple instructions to make this lovely gift that is going to be greatly appreciated.
- Handy Dummy Bag
There’s nothing worse than hunting for dummies for a screaming baby only to find one that has fallen to the bottom of the bag and isn’t as clean as it needs to be. We All Sew has instructions to make a handy little bag for baby’s dummies that is easy to attach to the handle of a changing bag or handbag.
- Wearable Blanket
Wriggling babies and loose blankets don’t add up to a peaceful sleep. Giving a gift that’ll mean baby is snuggled up safely can make a welcome difference to those exhausting sleepless nights. This tutorial from Make it & Love it recommends to make it in fleece. It’s secure as it fastens with a zip and fastener and has a comfortable fit.
- Tag Blanket
Back to Her Roots have a quick tutorial to make this lovely gift that will keep little fingers comforted and busy. They’re small and portable and are a great way for baby to explore textures and colours on the go. Easy to keep clean if you choose material that is machine washable and they fold up to easily fit into bags and pockets.