Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sweet little gifts...DIY style!

As most of you know, I'm new to the world of sewing. I received a sewing machine for my birthday and have fallen in love with the craft. It's almost, a little therapeutic for me. Creating cute gifts, made with love,  for people I adore.

Here's a look at some of the little gifts I've made lately. I couldn't share these projects until the gifts were given, as not to ruin the surprise! So, hopefully, you're inspired to make your own handmade gifts for the people you love too! For the tutorial that I followed, for these bow ties, visit the link below!

Baby Bow Ties

My third nephew will be arriving soon, so I was excited to make these little coordinating baby bow ties for three little brothers.



I pinned these adorable baby bow ties months ago, and finally got around to making some! The only thing I changed was added the elastic for easy off and on and sewed the smallest bow tie to the onesie. What do you think? I think they came out pretty cute! I made each one larger by a couple inches for the older brothers. Hopefully, we'll see in May sometime, how they all look wearing their little preppy bow ties! 

Click here for the bow tie tutorial

Sparkly Tutu

Oh, how I love a tutu! What can I say...I am a true girly-girl!:) 


For Christmas this year, I made a few tutus for the little girls in my life! I followed an easy tutorial I found on Pinterest, but changed some little details here and there. These tutus turned out super cute, however the sparkle in the tulle, lingered for days!! I apologize again to the parents of these little princesses with sparkly tutus,  the glitter goes everywhere!! 

Click here for the Tutu Tutorial I found on Pinterest! 

Burp Cloths & Onesies 


One of the first gifts I made, were these adorable little burp cloths and matching onesie. They turned out to be pretty simple to make {using a sewing machine of course, I wouldn't want to hand stitch, but it is doable!}

For the onesie, I just drew out a pattern for a tie on a piece of paper & then traced it over the fabric. I cut it out & sewed it on the onesie. I also made a bow tie, but I didn't get a picture.


Here's the burp cloth tutorial I used to make these! 
This blogger, makes lots of cute stuff! Check her out for more inspiration!  

These are just a few of the little sewing projects I've been working on...I hope to finish the 'how-to' for the Valentine's Day apron I made a couple weeks ago. If you missed the party, check it out here!

Thanks for stopping by & as always, please share your ideas for easy DIY projects too! I will be introducing a beautiful lady who will guest blog for me soon....Hoping she will share something from her fabulous repertoire of handmade gifts too!

Stay tuned!  



3 comments:

  1. YAY!! I love the tutu. I've been tip toe-ing the idea of making a tutu for the girls. I have a few rolls of tulle in a few different colors so I think you've just inspired me to make one! I love the burp clothes with that soft backing! These are the cutest! Love it!

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    1. Well...I would love to make one for your girls. If you will measure their waist & let me know, I will get one for those little princesses too!

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  2. Those bow ties are ridiculously CUTE!!! And I absolutely can't wait to put that little tie onesie on our baby boy. It's so precious. Glad you found a hobby you love.

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