10 DIY Baby Crafts: The #DIYBaby Contest

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Cake Decorating, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing | Comments


I don’t know about you but we’ve got baby fever! Whip up some cute projects for your favorite newborn, whether your preferred craft is sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, cake decorating, and more, with these baby themed projects, patterns and classes!

Collage of Baby-Themed Projects, from Cake to Knit Shoes

Then, show off your crafty baby projects by joining the #DIYBaby Contest! Here’s how:

  1. Upload your #DIYBaby projects to the Craftsy Project Gallery.
  2. Write #DIYBaby in the title so we know it’s an entry.
  3. Share your projects on your favorite social sites and include #DIYBaby in your Facebook post, tweet, or Instagram photo.
  4. We’ll randomly select a project on Monday August 19, 2013, and the designer will win a FREE online Craftsy class of their choice!

And now on to your inspiration…

1. Create a quilt they’ll cherish forever.

Colorful Owl Quilt with Woven Pattern

Whip up the Owl Baby Quilt pattern by  Cottage Quilt Designs. Made from easy strip pieced blocks and simple fusible large shapes, this quilt is the perfect gift for a baby boy. Or switch out the blue with pink, and sew it for your favorite baby girl. Even better, the quilting feather motif in the baby hoots’ tummies is included in the pattern.

2. Baby’s first blanket.

Colorful Patterned Elephant Quilt

The free Elephant Baby Quilt pattern by Happy Dance Quilting will bring tons of happiness to any baby, for years to come. Cozy, playful, and pretty this quilt pattern even comes with a wonderful binding tip.

3. Sew the perfect outfit for your little one.

Sweet Little Baby Sitting and Modeling Baby Clothes

Help your little buddy relax in style with the adorable Baby Sweatsuit pattern by Heidiandfinn. A classic yet modern design that is a staple for any girls’ or boys’ wardrobe. Made with nearly any knit fabric, the possibilities with this pattern really are endless!

 4. Keep their toes warm with knit booties.

Green Knit Booties with Pink Flowers and Bottoms

These are bestselling booties: the Daisy Baby Booties pattern by OasiDellaMaglia. And, it’s no wonder why! These gorgeous booties featuring cute flowers are both feminine and adorable. Make a pair for your favorite baby girl!

5. Crochet a keepsake.

Crocheted Owl Blanket Hanging Over Chair

The Crocheted Owl Blanket pattern by Marken makes for a wonderful gift. Achievable for even an intermediate crocheter, this pattern enables you to play with colors, so you can customize it for any baby.

6. Beautiful baby booties by you.

Rainbow Crocheted Baby Booties

Looking for a more unisex pair of booties to crochet? Check out the Crocodile Stitch baby booties pattern by Bonita Patterns. They’re easier to crochet than they look!

7. An amazing animal-topped cake

Blue Cake with Elephant and Balloon on Top

This adorable elephant topper cake was created by Craftsy member Dayyi after taking the FREE Modern Buttercream course with Joshua John Russell.

8. Cute mustache cake

"Little Man" Mustache Cake with Tie on Front and Bear on Top

This mustache baby shower cake was crafted by Bethleon during the Clean & Simple Cake Design class with Jessica Harris.

9. Knit a huggable toy animal

Baby Holding Stuffed Knit Giraffe

Created during the Not So Itty Bitty Giraffe class taught by Susan B. Anderson, this darling giraffe will soon find its way into any baby’s heart.

10. A perfectly plush embroidered toy makes for an instant best friend

Stuffed Dinosaur Toy With "Dakota" on Belly

This sweet little dinosaur plush toy was embroidered for Dakota by Craftsy member Deborah Jones while taking the online Craftsy class Machine Embroidery with Terrycloth and More.

Don’t forget to enter the #DIYBaby Contest for a chance to win a FREE online Craftsy class of your choice!

Comments

  1. Char Newcomb says:

    I love all the baby things,Im a new great,great Aunt,L want to
    make some thingd for them,they are twins girls.

  2. Susan says:

    I am confused about something that is pictured in the knitted baby booties pattern. It looks like at one point you are using a circular knitting needle. Is this right? Do I have to use a circular knitting needle, or can I just make the booties on straight needles? Thanks,
    Susan

  3. Janice Gautreaux says:

    What cute project all of you have made. Mine is not quite so grand but oh how I love to do them.