Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Homemade Personalized Fabric Blocks for Baby

I love being an Auntie almost as much as I love being a mom.  I have a beautiful niece who is just about seven.  I also now have a nephew named Chase.  The lucky little (okay, big - he was over 10 lbs!) guy was born on my husband's 30th birthday, so his birthday is going to be super easy to remember.  Anyway, I wanted to spoil him, just like I spoil my niece.  I decided to make him a set of homemade personalized fabric blocks.  They have letters, ribbon taggies, and even make noise!

Homemade baby gift idea: fabric blocks for baby that rattle and jingle from And Next Comes L

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How to Make Fabric Blocks for Baby

What you'll need to make your own set of fabric blocks:

  • Printable Template - You can find the free pattern at the end of this post.
  • Fabric - I used flannel and faux fur
  • Felt letter stickers
  • Sewing machine
  • Ribbons
  • Jingle bell - I made one block jingle
  • Small plastic Easter egg filled with dried beans
  • Stuffing - I used quilt batting since that's what I had on hand.
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread

I know that list looks long, but I promise, these blocks were super easy to make.  I followed this homemade fabric baby block tutorial.  I added ribbon taggies to two blocks, put a jingle bell in one (letter E, I think!), and put the Easter egg filled with dried beans in another.  And since I used felt letter stickers, adding Chase's name to the blocks was easy too!

Personalized baby gift idea - homemade fabric blocks with free printable template from And Next Comes L

Close up of personalized baby gift idea - homemade fabric blocks with free printable template from And Next Comes L

I love how they turned out and, honestly, my boys couldn't stop stealing them to play with.  Thankfully, they didn't destroy them before I finished the whole set!  Sewing with kids is a bit challenging sometimes, but fun too.

Homemade baby gift idea: fabric blocks for baby that rattle and jingle from And Next Comes L


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Homemade fabric blocks for baby that rattle and jingle - comes with a free printable template from And Next Comes L
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12 comments:

  1. So beautiful Dyan! I love this idea for a baby gift! Lucky nephew!

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    1. Aw thanks, Sue! He is certainly one lucky little guy. After all, he has ME as an Auntie ;)

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  2. Quelle belle idée!
    Joyeuse journée
    Souris dodue

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  3. They look really cute, so I tried to make some for my goddaughter:
    http://lottegoespinterest.blogspot.be/2015/04/baby-blocks-tutorial.html

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. They turned out great! I love the strawberry fabric!

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  4. Hi. I love your blog and so happy to find your project on Pinterest. Just want to personally thank you and let you know that I featured this project on my blog in my sewing for babies post.

    Here it is, http://sewingmadesimple.net/sewing-projects-for-babies/

    Please let me know if I missed something or if you want to change and add information about your blog and project.

    Xoxo,
    Amber

    P.s. I’m a new fan. :)

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    1. Looks wonderful, Amber! Thank you so much for including my project!

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  5. Hi Dyan,
    Thank you very much for your tutorial. You cann see my blocks in my blog: http://veroszakka.blogspot.de/2016/12/cesta-regalo-de-bebe-para-felix.html?m=1 ;)
    Regards, Vero

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    1. So happy to hear the tutorial worked well for you! Thanks for sharing.

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