Tight Wad in Utah: DIY Gifts for New Mommies!

Monday, July 9, 2012

DIY Gifts for New Mommies!

I love baby showers! It's such a fun opportunity to celebrate the mom and the new baby.  It is so magical.  Today was such a day! Sarah is due at the end of August.  I am still hoping they name her Veronica.  Here's hoping.

I made the baby an infant car seat cover.  I found an amazing tutorial by All Free Sewing on YouTube.  It really walked me through every single step.  I was very happy with the end result.  The fabric was on sale and what looks like a high end item ended up costing AT LEAST 1/2 of the cost because I made it myself.  I've seen these range from $50-$65 each!
Bear in mind:  I'm still a novice at this sewing thing - but I am enjoying it and loving it more each time.

I decided to put some of the skills my former roommate taught me for Sarah's second gift.  I used a huggies wipes case and covered it up with quilt batting, fabric and some decorative rick-rack and trim using a glue gun as  my weapon of choice.  These can sell anywhere from $10-$15 each but cost a fraction of the cost when making your own.

If you venture into making your own, let us know!  We'd love to hear from you.

- Veronica

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1 comment:

Brad and Hailey said...

I love these! When I made a wipes case I didn't even think to use batting under the fabric. It looks awesome! I think it's time for me to try to make another!