19 Practical Baby Patterns to Make for Your Newborn


These newborn baby patterns are sure to give you baby fever! Learn how to make the cutest infant clothes and accessories for the newborn in your life. Free sewing, crocheting, and knitting patterns for beginners through the more experienced.

These handmade baby gifts will be cherished. They are practical and gorgeous gifts for newborns and infants. I loved wrapping my boys up in handmade swaddle blankets, and what mama wouldn’t love a stack of burp cloths made with fun and beautiful prints!


Newborn baby with blue homemade crochet hat and blanket


You’re going to love the following handmade burp cloths, sleep sack, diaper cover, baby booties, leggings, dress, and we even included a stroller costume just for funsies. If this is your first baby you can learn how to sew the basics like baby mittens, bow beanie, receiving blanket, and even baby booties. These all make great baby shower gifts for the expecting mom.

19 Adorable Newborn Baby Patterns

19 practical items to sew, knit, and crochet for your newborn!
19 practical items to sew, knit, and crochet for your newborn!


Free Newborn Baby Patterns

Pretty Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

19. Pretty Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

This is actually one of my most favorite newborn gifts to give. Do you remember how many burp cloths you went through with a new baby? Amber gives a great picture tutorial for a quick and easy sewing project and great gift idea for newborns.  Click here to download the pattern–> Baby Burp Cloth Pattern

Supplies Needed:

  • 1/2 yard quilting cotton
  • 1/2 yard flannel
  • Matching thread
Newborn Sleep Sack Pattern

18. Newborn Sleep Sack Pattern

The perfect little sack for a newborn to get all snuggled up in! Ashlea Includes a variety of sizes from newborns to adults.  Click here to download the free patterns–> Newborn Sleep Sack Free Crochet Pattern

Diaper Cover Pattern

17. Diaper Cover Pattern

If you are using cloth diapers, these diaper covers are a must! Check out Dana’s sewing tutorial with patterns made two different ways. She includes patterns for all sizes and her gorgeous photos will give you some great inspiration!  Click here to download the free diaper pattern–> DIY Diaper Covers

Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

16. Baby Booties Crochet Pattern

Adorable baby booties perfectly sized for newborns and up to 3 months. Sarah gives detailed crocheting steps to make the pattern simple to follow.  Click here to get the free pattern–> Crochet Baby Booties Free Pattern

DIY Baby Legging Patterns

15. DIY Baby Legging Patterns

Shelly shows us how to use this super easy pattern that lets you customize baby leggings using your favorite fabric. It’s a simple pattern that is perfect for beginners.  Click here to download the free pattern–> DIY Baby Leggings

Tip: Shelly suggests going up a size for babies wearing bulky diapers.

Simple Spring Crochet Baby Dress

14. Simple Spring Crochet Baby Dress

This pattern is designed with the beginner in mind. It is a gorgeous dress, perfect for special events and photo shoots. Patterns include sizes from newborn up to 6 months.  Click here for patterns and instructions–> Simply Spring Crochet Baby Dress

Bonus: Find a free bonus pattern for a daisy headband at the end!

13. Stroller Costumes

I love looking back at all of our handmade Halloween costumes. Infant costumes are so much fun to create and especially when you decorate the stroller too! Here are some great ideas ranging from easy to extravagant. My favorite is the Cabbage Patch kid.  Click here for the tutorials–> Stroller Costume Ideas

Easy Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

12. Easy Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

A basic baby hat knitting pattern perfect for beginners but also for seasoned knitters to customize. Cassie has a free pattern download that has been tested 100’s of times. It’s just right for keeping a newborn head warm!  Click here to download the pattern–> Basic Easy Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

No-Scratch Baby Mittens Pattern

11. No-Scratch Baby Mittens Pattern

Practical and cute! These easy to sew baby mittens are great for cold seasons, but also to protect an infant from scratching their sweet little face. Katie has easy to follow instructions–even a beginner can sew these. {high five}  Click here for the pattern and instructions –>  No-Scratch Baby Mittens

Baby Mittens Materials:

  • 1 fat quarter for Main Fabric pieces
  • 1 fat quarter for lining
  • (2) 4 inch pieces of 1/4 in. elastic
Baby Bow Turban Beanie Pattern

10. Baby Bow Turban Beanie Pattern

These cute bow turban beanies are on trend. They almost make me want to have a baby girl {giggles} You can download the pattern and Denise has included a video tutorial highlighting the simple sewing steps.  Click here for the pattern and video–> Baby Bow Turban Beanie Pattern

Quick Receiving Blanket Pattern

9. Quick Receiving Blanket Pattern

A quick sewing project that makes a soft and cozy newborn receiving blanket in under ten minutes.  Click here for the pattern and instructions–> 10 Minute Receiving Blanket Pattern

Bonus: Merissa gives some great hints on how to find fabric on a budget!

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 yards Flannel Fabric
  • Matching Thread
How To Sew Baby Booties

8. How To Sew Baby Booties

Sew a pair of trendy baby booties with snaps using patterned fabric. Angela has tested this pattern and it is one of her favorites. She is thrilled they don’t fall off those wiggle baby feet, which means no more losing baby booties! {high five}  Click here to the get pattern–> How To Sew Baby Booties

Baby Peasant Dress Pattern

7. Baby Peasant Dress Pattern

A simple but cute peasant dress pattern with an elastic neckline for an easy on and off. I can say from experience, that these simple dresses are quite easy to sew. The free pattern includes size newborn to 3 months.  Click here to download the pattern–> Infant Peasant Dress

Elephant Crochet Hat Pattern

6. Elephant Crochet Hat Pattern

This elephant crochet hat is charming even on its own. It makes the perfect infant accessory for a newborn baby photoshoot!  Click here for the pattern and instructions–> Elephant Crochet Hat Free Pattern

Easy Beginner’s Baby Quilt Pattern

5. Easy Beginner’s Baby Quilt Pattern

I think that every newborn should sleep under a handmade quilt.  Christina makes it easy for even a beginner to make an easy baby quilt that your child can cherish as a memory.  Click here for the tutorial–> Sew an Easy Beginner’s Baby Quilt

Baby Bloomers Pattern

4. Baby Bloomers Pattern

Baby bloomers are great during the warm season but they can be worn even when it’s colder with tights underneath. Kate has a super easy pattern that even a beginner can sew.  She also has some great photos to inspire your creativity.  Click here for the pattern–> Baby Bloomers Free Pattern

Crochet Cardigan Patterns For Girls

3. Crochet Cardigan Patterns For Girls

Jess has designed this pretty crochet cardigan with sizes from newborn to 14 years. Believe it or not, but this little cardigan is made from just two simple hexagons.   Click here for the pattern and instructions –>  DIY Crochet Cardigan For Girls

Baby Sleep Gown Patterns

2. Baby Sleep Gown Patterns

Make a practical baby sleep gown that’s comfortable and makes changing diapers easy, especially in the middle of the night! {knuckle bumps} Heidi gives easy to follow instructions and sewing tips to help you create this beautiful newborn gown.  Click here for the instructions–>  Personalized Baby Sleep Gown

Crochet Heart Headband Pattern

1. Crochet Heart Headband Pattern

This crochet heart headband is the perfect princess gift for any infant girl! Devon gives simple instructions for newborn up to adult size headbands. What a sweet little headband for Valentine’s day.  Click here for the tutorial–> Crochet Heart Headband Pattern

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Practical Newborn Baby Patterns

What Did I Miss?

Is there a baby gift that you received, that you think a new mom can’t live without? I’d love to know what infant and children ideas and patterns you are looking for and want to make. I also take requests, so if you’re looking for something specific let me know in the comments.

35 Crafty Baby Girl Gifts to Make on Tip Junkie

If you’ll soon have a newborn baby girl in your life, you must check out these 35 Crafty Baby Girl Gifts to give. You’ll find blankets, bibs accessories, and much much more.  Make sure you check out the newborn mermaid gown. {swoon}  Click here for the tutorials –> Baby Girl Gifts

0 to 12 month newborn baby patterns
0 to 12 month newborn baby patterns

You also want to check out these best infant and newborn ideas! You’ll find DIY nursery ideas, sewing patterns, baby shower ideas, and more. Everything you need to get ready for your new baby.  Click here for the DIY tutorials–> 0-12 months old

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