Friday, March 2, 2012

Baby Gifts

The past few months have been busy for a few friends. Three adorable new babies are now here! Months ago I decided to sew something for the new bundles of joy but I had a case of sewing ADD. I would start a project, then immediately decide to do something else and begin that. Then, after another idea would pop into my head, I would change projects again. So...3 months later, I actually finished all three gifts and they somewhat follow a theme. I was originally going to create the same thing for everyone, but then the ADD took over. So here is what I came up with:All three gifts were packaged in a fabric gift basket following this tutorial:

I actually made 5 baskets in the hopes that next time one is needed, I will have it ready to go. I followed the tutorial exactly except for the gray and orange basket. For this one I decided it needed a pop of orange and I didn't have any orange ric rac so I attempted to add piping. It went alright- I attached the piping to the lining piece prior to sewing the lining inside the basket. I think my machine was upset trying to manage all the layers and I am still getting the hang of adding piping so it had a few mistakes. Since sewing these baskets I have read several tutorials and books about piping techniques and look forward to tackling more projects. In a later post I will detail each gift and post the tutorials that were used.



12 comments:

  1. LOVE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I especially adore the ric rack in lieu of piping. I agree, it is tricky to get it just right! I used it on the edge of a cape for Ethan - it turned out soooo well (but it was a pain and I was on edge!)

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  2. Looks like I'm your first follower! :) Welcome to the blogging world. LOVE these baskets. Definitely going to try making some! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you for your kind comments...For our first main post it was exciting to see people were actually looking at it! We look forward to many more posts!

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  4. OMG! These are precious! I absolutely adore the ric rac! It gave me an idea for something I am working on! Thanks for sharing and I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

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  5. very cute!! love your choice of fabric! stopping over from I <3 Naptime link party - would love for you to check out my link too!

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  6. these are lovely. The piping really makes them stand out

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    1. Thank you Jessica- We just started following you after seeing your comment here and finding your blog- You have some great ideas!

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  7. Thanks for linking to Sew Crafty Saturday! I featured you today!

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature April...our first one!!!! So exciting :)

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