My Cousin-in-law Michelle is having a bubby in May and she had her baby shower today!
Michelle and Juan have decided not to find out what they are having, which if great, but never know what to buy for a neutral baby shower!
I asked what she’d like, and as they’ve already received a lot of stuff from others, Michelle asked for ‘handy stuff that is practical and we found useful’.
I have seen a lot of little sets on Pinterest of late and decided that it may be a good idea for this shower!
These burp cloths were an absolute Godsend for us with Ava as she was a chucker. BIG time! I whipped up a heap of them after she was born, they were great for possets, as well as a liner for her feeding pillow-the perfect shape!
The bib and onesie I figured will come in handy, and they match too! How could you go wrong?!
I decided red was a good neutral colour, working well for both boys and girls, and as they’re accessories they’ll match everything!
Towel fabric (I used an actual Towel)
cotton of a contrasting colour/pattern
General sewing bits and bobs (scissors, needle, thread etc)
I traced a burp cloth that I had made in the past. I really didn’t need to do this in hindsight as the shape is really up to you, but this shape is great to go over your shoulder, plus it suited my feeding pillow perfectly!
I then cut out my bib front and pinned them both to my towel before cutting them out
Both the bib and the burper were made in a similar way-
here’s how I did them-
Put towelling and front piece right sides facing then sew all the way around, leaving about a 2 inch gap.
Turn out, press, then top stitch around the entire piece, tucking in the hole and sewing up the 2 inch open seam. If you’d prefer to hand stitch this for safety, feel free!
Ooooh, I almost forgot (both when sewing and when writing up this tutorial…) Make sure you include the ribbon in the top parts of the bib! Tuck them in so the long bit is on the inside and there’s only a smidge poking out-as pictured!
I quilted it so it doesn’t come apart from the towelling and gape, but that’s up to you!
The onesie, was easy. attach some fusible webbing by ironing it to the back of your contrasting fabric, cut out, pin and applique to your onesie. Then you can add an ear and and eye. I forgot the eye.
Here’s the set!
Jazz it up how you like and you’re sorted! An adorable, handmade, personalised present!
Add an elephant book and then you’re done!!