48 Darling DIY Baby Shower Gifts


Homemade presents for baby showers are easier than you think!  Here are 48 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the perfect gift for any newborn or baby shower gifts. These homemade gift ideas for babies include adorable gift baskets, diaper gifts, quite books, newborn clothing including soft shoes, diaper bags, baby bibs, and even baby blankets.  You will certainly impress any new mama with any one of these amazing homemade presents!

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Homemade Presents

Baby to Go Pouches

1.  Basket of Baby To-Go Pouches Tutorial ~ Help a new mother feel not-so-overwhelmed with this useful and beautiful baby shower gift.  Each pouch contains different items which correspond to their contents which include those on-the-go essentials like diapers, wipes, a new onesie, pouches of formula and baby food, etc.

 DIY Closet Dividers

2.  DIY Closet Dividers ~ These awesome Baby’s Room closet dividers are a must have for any new arrival! They are so simple and quick to make, you will want to include them in any gift you are giving to the new Mom for sure!

DIY Nursery Art

3.  DIY Nursery Art ~ Inspired by a set of vintage flash cards, this easy tutorial shows you how to DIY. Great for a baby shower gift!

Portable Growth Chart {How-To}

4.  Portable Growth Chart {How-To} ~ I love marking the growth of the kiddos (man it happens fast!), but it’s always a sad day when you move and those little ticks you made in the door frame can’t come with you.  Instead, make this cute chart out of jute fabric and you can store it, display it, and/or take it with you when you go.  It would also be a fun memento to give the kids when they are grown.  Maybe they will want to add their children someday too!

Cute Diaper Gift Ideas

Diaper Cake Tutorial

5.  DIY Diaper Cake Tutorial ~ A great tutorial on how to build your own diaper cake.  Perfect for a centerpiece at a baby shower, this gift doubles as party decor.  Embellish with baby toys and blankets.

Hot Air Balloon Diaper Cake

6.  Hot Air Balloon Diaper Cake {free printable} ~ Make this darling Hot Air Balloon Diaper Cake for a shower gift or as a centerpiece.  The tutorial shows you how to build the structure, add the diapers and adorn the balloon with ribbons, hearts and bakers twine.  You can also download the free printable banner to add to the balloon.

 DIY Motorcycle Diaper Cake

7.  DIY Motorcycle Diaper Cake ~ We have all seen the beautiful diaper cakes…  Well, let me introduce you to the diaper motorcycle.  Diapers for the wheels and receiving blankets for the frame.  Add some other baby items to complete the bike.  This would make the best shower gift as well as centerpieces.

Bundled Home Made Gifts

Baby Shower Gift Idea {free printables}

8.  Baby Shower Gift Idea {free printables} ~ Need a quick and easy gift for a baby shower? This gift card bouquet is an adorable way to package gift cards from a group of people. This step by step tutorial shows you how to make the bouquet. And, the adorable personalized gift tag is a free download that you can attach to the gift.

Mommy Survival Kit {Baby Shower Gift For Mom}

9.  Mommy Survival Kit {Baby Shower Gift For Mom} ~ While it’s fun to get all the cute baby stuff, sometimes it’s nice for mom to get a little something for herself at the baby shower.  After all, she’s doing all the hard work, right?  This darling jar is filled with treats like make up, chapstick, hand sanitizer and more.  Don’t forget the chocolate {wink}.

New Baby Kit {Free Patterns}10.  New Baby Kit {Free Patterns} ~ This is the perfect baby shower gift.  Jordan make them all as a set, and gives you the links where you can find a tutorial for each individual item.  The set includes bibs, burp cloths, a blanket and changing pad.  She also links to a pattern for a nursing cover and pacifier leashes if you are so inclined.

Onesie Cupcake Tutorial

11.  Onesie Cupcake Tutorial ~ If you are giving onesies at a baby shower, why not present them as cupcakes in a cute basket?  Complete them with hair bow “toppings”.

Baby Hair Bow Patterns

Upcycled Baby Headbands

12.  Upcycled Baby Headbands ~ This headband is adorable, perfect for baby to toddler aged girly girls! Learn how to create this cute hair accessory with this great tutorial using old baby clothes.

 Felt Hair Accessories

13.  Felt Hair Accessories ~ Make these adorable felt hair accessories for your little one. They include flower and bow hair clips and headbands.

Quiet Book Patterns

Activity Book {upcycle}

14.  Activity Book {upcycle} ~ Keep children occupied with this simple quiet book family craft using babies old clothing. A quiet book is a book filled with activities to spark children’s imaginations that they can do over and over. Quiet books are a perfect tool to keep children busy during long car rides, meetings and even church.

Bug Collector Quiet Book Template

15.  Bug Collector Quiet Book Template ~ Make this fun quiet book for your little backyard explorer! Bug are hiding everywhere, and can be “inspected” through the magnifying glass, and kept safe in a “mason jar.”

How-To Felt Quiet Book

16.  How-To Felt Quiet Book ~ Amy not only shows you her darling quiet book, but gives you links to the supply list and free printable templates! Everything you need to make a quiet book for yourself or as a gift. 

Infant and Baby Shoe Patterns

Kimono Baby Shoes

17.  Kimono Baby Shoes ~ Use this tutorial and free PDF pattern to make these adorable kimono baby shoes for a 0-6 month old.  Great for a baby shower gift, or to give after the baby is born.

Knitted Baby Booties

18.  Knitted Baby Booties ~ Use this free cable knit pattern to make baby booties. They’ll keep baby boys and girls little feet warm and cozy. There’s a google translator for English.

 TOMS Inspired Baby Shoes

19.  TOMS Inspired Baby Shoes ~ TOMS shoes are all the rage these days! Sometimes they are not always pocket book friendly. This tutorial and free pattern shows you how to make your own booties. You can even order the customized labels.

 DIY Baby Moccasins

20.  DIY Baby Moccasins ~ This tutorial will set you down the trail to making some adorable baby booties! These little leather beauties will have you blushing! There’s lots of room to change it up too, so get creative!

Leather Baby Shoes

21.  Leather Baby Shoes ~ This tutorial will set you down the trail to making some adorable baby booties! These little leather beauties will have you blushing! There’s lots of room to change it up too, so get creative!

Baby Clothing Patterns

Personalized Baby Gift

22.  Personalized Baby Gift ~ Make this sweet onesie for the next baby shower you attend and it will be a hit!

Vintage-Trimmed Onesies {Baby}

23.  Vintage-Trimmed Onesies {Baby} ~ Here is an easy project that will yield adorable results! All you need is a onesie and the trim of your choice! Take your sewing machine and zig zag your way to a cute onesie! Perfect for a baby gift or to keep for your own bundle of joy!

DIY Necktie Onesies {free printable}

24.  DIY Necktie Onesies {free printable} ~ Keep track of babies first year of growth with these adorable necktie onesies. Each month place baby in the designated onesie to take a photograph. The printable set includes one necktie for months 1 through 12. Simply download, print on sticker paper, and attach to plain white onesies. This would make a wonderful baby shower gift!

Adorable 12 Month Baby Photos

25.  Adorable 12 Month Baby Photos ~ How cute is this baby photo!  Use these monthly onsie stickers from Parties by Hardie on newborn and baby onesie’s or T-shirts to photography your child and document their growth each month.

Baby Leggings

26.  Super Simple Leggings ~ Make these adorable leggings using only two pieces of fabric.  Cut the leg wider and you have a pattern for boy pants.  Dress them up by adding a skirt or ruffles.

Ruffled Baby Onesie {Infant}

27.  Ruffled Baby Onesie {Infant} ~ Ruffled anything is oh so stylish and this infant onesie is no exception! With adorable ruffles on the shoulders and across the bum, this onesie is easy to make and will look so cute on your little girl! Could even make a great gift!

Ruffled Bloomers Pattern & Tutorial

28.  Ruffled Bloomers Pattern & Tutorial ~ There is nothing cuter than ruffles on the babies butt!  These bloomers have the same idea, but with a twist.  The ruffles are on the side panels, and accented with a giant bow that ties around the back.  Download the free pattern size 0-6 months.

Homemade Diaper Bags

Sweet Ruffled Baby Bag {DIaper Bags}

29.  Sweet Ruffled Baby Bag {DIaper Bags} ~ This is such a cute diaper bag with sweet ruffle details! Best of all, if you can sew, you can make one yourself! Using this great tutorial you will be able to create a beautiful bag to carry all of little ones things!

Baby Changing Mat Pattern

30.  Baby Changing Mat PatternA wipe clean baby changing mat with pockets for your pack of wipes, some diapers etc. Two styles in the same pattern, a satchel style with handle or a clutch style. 

Roll-Up Diaper Changer

31.  Roll-Up Diaper Changer ~ These adorable roll-up diaper changers have pockets for storing wipes, diapers and a change of clothes.  Roll it up and it fits nicely in a purse or bag.  Download the free pdf pattern.

Wet Bag Tutorial

32.  Wet Bag Tutorial ~ Wet bags are perfect for storing soiled diapers, wet undies, or a wet swim suit.  Well, anything wet that you want to keep separate in your diaper bag.  You can easily make one with either laminated cotton or oil cloth and a zipper.

Pacifier Pocket {free pattern}

33.   Pacifier Pocket {free pattern} ~ This fabulous pacifier pocket not only keeps the binky clean, but also at hands reach.  You can snap it to a diaper bag, purse, stroller or even the infant carrier.

DIY Pacifier Clip Tutorial

34.  DIY Pacifier Clip Tutorial ~ This is a quick and easy project, plus you can make several at a time to keep on hand.  These are fabulous to accessorize a baby shower gift instead of topping it with a useless bow.  Any new mommy will love you for it!

Baby Toy Patterns

DIY Butterfly Stroller Toy

35.  DIY Butterfly Stroller Toy ~ This is a great toy for a new mom to hook to the car seat or stroller, or just throw in the diaper bag for a quick distraction while she is out running errands.  The wings make that crinkly sound babies love, plus the is a jungle bell sewn inside too.  This would make an adorable gift topper at a baby shower.

Baby Toy Blanket with Velcro Loops

36.  Baby Toy Blanket with Velcro Loops ~ The baby blanket has a pocket for small books or a toy and little velcro loops around the edges which prevents the toys from falling onto the floor.  Perfect for airplane rides, restaurants, church, etc.

Baby Bib Tutorials

Baby Bib

37.  Snap-On Baby Bib free pattern} ~ These bibs have a soft terry cloth back so they are super absorbent to catch those dribbles and spills. And as you can never have to many clean bibs on hand, they make for a fabulous homemade baby shower gift.

Bandana Bib Tutorial

38.  Bandana Bib Tutorial ~ This fun stylish bib has a simple bandana shapewith a snap closure, plus, it’s fully reversible so you can have another two different fabrics on the back if you want to.

How to Make a Burp Cloth

39.  How to Make a Burp Cloth ~ Quickly and easily make these adorable burp cloths to give as a baby gift to an expecting mom.

DIY Cotton Burp Cloths

40.  DIY Cotton Burp Cloths ~ A new mommy can never have too many burpies handy.  But there’’s no reason they can’’t be beautiful.  Use cloth diapers and some fab fabric to make these as a gift for your next baby shower.

Free Sewing Patterns

Decorative Wash Cloths

41.  Decorative Wash Cloths ~ Make your own adorable decorative wash cloths from store bought wash cloths and scraps of flannel.  Each wash cloth costs about $.50.  Pair them with some baby wash or even a bath tub and toys for the perfect shower gift.

Travel Chair {How-to}

42.  Travel Chair {How-to} ~ Dining out just got easier with this fabric travel high chair!  You can easily make one from a thrifted bedspread, ottoman cover or bed sheet.  Folds up small enough to fit into a diaper bag.

DIY Baby Swing {Baby Accessories}

43.  DIY Baby Swing {Baby Accessories} ~ Here is a fabulous sewing project to make for a new addition! This baby swing is adorable and perfect for a baby that can hold their head up. Make one thanks to the great tutorial found in this post!

DIY Baby Wearing Wrap

44. DIY Baby Wearing Wrap ~ This baby wrap makes for a fantastic baby shower gift, plus you can save a bundle of cash by sewing it yourself.  See how with the easy DIY tutorial.

How-To Make A Nursing Cover

45.  How-To Make A Nursing Cover ~ Create a cute and stylish nursing cover for the new mom using this easy to follow tutorial.  Using just a yard of fabric it is inexpensive and requiring limited sewing skills it is a gift that almost anyone can create.

Pictured Baby Blanket Tutorials

Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket

46.  Chevron Chenille Baby Blanket ~ Make a blanket with handcut zigzag chenille on the back! This baby blanket is absolutely darling and perfect for baby to snuggle in!

Quick and Easy Baby Quilt

47.  Quick and Easy Baby Quilt ~ A darling baby quilt that comes together quickly with basic machine stitches.

Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Quilt

48.  Heirloom Cut Chenille Baby Quilt ~ The blanket is 45″x45″, a generous size for using as a play mat and transitioning to a nap or lap blanket when baby is older.



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