Making for baby · Sewing

Fat Bum Pants (aka Purl Soho baby pants)

Ohmygoodness, I love that backside! A while ago I posted about sewing nine pairs (yes, nine) of these cute Fat Bum Pants for my yet-to-be-born baby. Now that Amy is here I am totally loving them. At the moment she usually wears them over a full-length onesie for extra warmth, but in summer they’ll be a… Continue reading Fat Bum Pants (aka Purl Soho baby pants)

Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys

Seagull bird mobile for baby

The flock of felt seagulls I created have taken flight! I made them into a bird mobile for baby Amy. She studies them when she’s on her changing table, watching them drift and spin in slow circles above her. They are suspended from the inner ring of an embroidery hoop. The ring helped me to… Continue reading Seagull bird mobile for baby

Making for baby · Sewing

DIY merino sleeping bag for baby

I made a brand new merino sleeping bag for baby Amy!  Using up stash fabrics is so satisfying, even better when its something practical that turns out great and saves us money. I made this merino sleeping bag with leftover fabrics and saved our family a load of cash, and I love how it looks.… Continue reading DIY merino sleeping bag for baby

Making for baby · Sewing

Sewing for baby: hooded bath towel set, with kimono and burp cloth

Here’s a sweet bath time set for a baby shower or ‘welcome to the world’ gift.  I’ve combined a couple of patterns here using the same Liberty print fabric, to make a matching set that includes a hooded bath towel, kimono jacket and burp cloth. The patterned Liberty print features sunshine and clouds, in a happy combination of… Continue reading Sewing for baby: hooded bath towel set, with kimono and burp cloth

Making for baby · Sewing

Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

As I was making these bibs this afternoon, I was thinking of my good friend Mira who lives very, very far away, in Finland. Too far! She made a set of these DIY baby bibs for her boy K. when he was young; I remember them being easy to snap on and off, and he always… Continue reading Baby bibs using upcycled t-shirts

Making for baby · Sewing · Soft toys · Uncategorized

Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

I recently made this denim whale and flock of felt seagulls for our baby. The whale was based on a design by a talented Finnish woman, and the seagulls were inspired by some artwork I purchased from a clever friend, Greg Straight.  See the mobile I made using the seagulls, here. When we discovered a baby was on the way… Continue reading Denim whale and felt seagull soft toys

Making for baby · Sewing

Sewing for baby – baby pants by Purl Soho

I absolutely adore this design for baby pants by Purl Soho. I love the shape, particularly the insert for cute baby bottoms. I love the pattern – its simplicity, conservation of fabric, sizing and very clear instructions. I especially love that these pants allows me use up scraps of fabric and recycle my own clothes.… Continue reading Sewing for baby – baby pants by Purl Soho