Choly Knight

Sew Desu Ne?

Sew Baby

Cuddly and cute bibs, blankets, booties, and more

Cuddly and cute bibs, blankets, booties, and more

Sew Baby was published in March 2013 and is my second book. While in Sew Kawaii! I embraced the cute, kawaii style for people of all ages, in this book I distill it down to perfect projects for babies!

The Lowdown:
Pages: 144
Projects: 18
Contents: 4 Chapters:
Chapter 1: Mobiles (3 versions: robots, owls, clouds), Toy Organizer, Plaid quilt, Argyle quilt
Chapter 2: Character hats (9 versions: owl, raccoon, platypus, cat, rabbit, dog, dragon, bird, seal), Chinese Zodiac Headbands (all 12 animals), Booties (3 versions: duck, rabbit, penguin), Bloomers (3 versions: dog, bear, fox)
Chapter 3: Hand puppets (6 versions: tiger, fox, raccoon, duck, penguin, frog), Fat plushies (3 versions: squirrel, cat, pig), Fruit cubes, Patchwork plushies (3 versions: red panda, koala, bat), Body pillow (3 versions: tiger, bear, dog)
Chapter 4: Burp cloths (3 embroidery options), Hooded towels (3 versions: otter, frog, pig), Bibs (3 versions: mouse, monkey, pig), Play mat, Diaper bag (3 embroidery options)
Project info: Projects are illustrated through numerous full-color photographs explaining every step.
Pattern info: Patterns are printed in the back of the book to be enlarged at home or your local copy shop. See my own tutorial on enlarging craft book patterns for help!

From left to right: Owl Mobile, Pirate Toy Organizer, Plaid Monogram Quilt Photos © Design Originals

From left to right: Owl Mobile, Pirate Toy Organizer, Plaid Monogram Quilt
Photos © Design Originals

It seemed like a natural progression that my animal hats, soft plush toys, and adorable housewares would be perfect for infants, so I took the leap and made projects that are ideally suited for all the little ones in your life. They’re easy to make and perfect for gifts, all while perfectly embodying that simple and sweet quality of babies!

From left to right: Argyle Monogram Quilt, collection of character hats and booties, Chinese Zodiac Headbands Photos © Design Originals

From left to right: Argyle Monogram Quilt, collection of character hats and booties, Chinese Zodiac Headbands
Photos © Design Originals

You’ll find 18 great projects like a range of quilts, from simple and sophisticated, to warm and cozy, to fun and colorful! Then there are the amazing decorating projects, like mobiles and an awesome organizer. Of course there are loads of cuddly accessories perfect for dressing up your baby, like a slew of animal hats, headbands, booties, and bloomers. And let’s not forget all the cuddly toys to be had: plush toys from big to small, puppets, and blocks. And lastly, I take the necessary baby practicalities and make them cuddly and fun! With bibs, washcloths, and even a sleek diaper bag.

From left to right: Fox, tiger, and raccoon puppets; duct, frog, and penguin puppets; fat pig plush. Photos © Design Originals

From left to right: Fox, tiger, and raccoon puppets; duct, frog, and penguin puppets; fat pig plush.
Photos © Design Originals

Every project is done in the same simple, yet sweet and sophisticated kawaii style that I think perfectly suits babies. It gives them bright colors and faces to admire as well as making your baby look more adorable in the process! ^-~

My goal while creating this book was to highlight every loveable and gentle creature I could imagine, from kitty cats to red pandas, elephants to monkeys, and puppies to dragons. I think kind and gentle animals not only reflect the sweetness of babies, but the characters make these projects perfect for unisex gifts. A boy looks just as adorable in a panda hat as a girl, so you can make a whole menagerie of projects for everyone!

From left to right: Play mat, tiger body pillow, assortment of burp cloths. Photos © Design Originals

From left to right: Play mat, tiger body pillow, assortment of burp cloths.
Photos © Design Originals

I hope you will pick up this book if you have a little one that you would love to surround in smiling faces, or need that perfect gift for the favorite baby in your life ^-^ I think not only will you have adorable pieces to keep for generations, but create some beautiful and loving memories as well.

2 thoughts on “Sew Baby

  1. In your FAQ, you say “You are more than welcome to use my patterns both personally and commercially.” Does this apply to the patterns in the books as well.

    Thank you.

    • Unfortunately no, as per the guidelines from the publisher, the patterns are for personal use only. You can find all the details on page 4 of Sew Baby :)
      That’s why I provide patterns free on my website so at least some of what I offer can be used commercially ^-^

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