Repurposed denim bibs and large, reversible receiving blankets – my favourite homemade baby gifts…
One of the Hooligans became a big sister earlier this week. A new, sweet, little bundle of joy, the 3rd of three girls, arrived last Tuesday. Although they knew they were having a girl, I held off purchasing any fabric until Baby arrived, and I knew for sure that I could safely use pink. As soon as I got the word, I bought my fabric and made a couple of my go-to homemade baby gifts.
An extra large receiving blanket makes a great homemade gift for a baby:
You can get the tutorial for my extra-large, reversible, receiving blankets here. I absolutely love these huge, double-sided flannel receiving blankets.
These blankets are awesome for a couple of reasons: for starters, they’re very big (approx 1 meter (or yard) square), and secondly, because they’re two-ply, they’re really warm and cushy. I received one, made by a friend, when Andrew was born, and because it was so big, and so cozy, I was still wrapping him in it, after the bath, when he was two years old. Love love love them!
Repurposed Denim Bibs – one of my favourite homemade baby gifts:
I LOVE these re-purposed denim bibs. I started making them out of necessity when the Hooligans’ bib supply was running low, and I didn’t want to spend $$ on something that I figured would be pretty easy to make. Now they are my go-to bib whenever I need more for the daycare, or to add in with a baby gift. I make these using the legs of old jeans. One of my daycare moms thoughtfully donates all of her family’s old jeans to us, to use for crafting and sewing projects. Denim is sturdy, stain-resistant and quite water repellent, making it the perfect fabric for a baby bib. I’ve had mine for years now, and they’ve held up well.
Find out how to make a repurposed denim bib here, using an old tee shirt and the leg from an old pair of jeans.
If you’re looking for another way to use old jeans, check out these awesome re-purposed denim craft aprons that I’ve made for the hooligans.
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