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Sew a Double Minky Satin Bound Baby Blanket

January 9, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
How to sew the softest DIY baby blanket with two layers of minky fabric and satin binding

For Christmas, I made Baby B some soft new blankies that I was hoping she’d like and grow to love as her special blankies. So far, my plan is working and she seems to really love …

Sew A Simple Change Mat Cover

February 25, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Sew a Simple Change Mat Cover by The DIY Mommy

Sometimes I like to spend a lot of time on DIY projects, and sometimes I just want to make them as simple as possible and get them done.
This easy minky change mat cover was one …

9 Favourite Tutorials of 2012 from The DIY Mommy

December 28, 2012 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
9 Favourite Tutorials of 2012 from The DIY Mommy. Boutique blanket, baby necktie, I am Loved The Help Onesie, Infinity Scarf, Soother Clips, Glider Recover, Upcycled Baby Headband, DIY Photo backdrop and Princess Dress.

This year was awesome. It was the year that I settled into being a mommy of two, the year that I turned 30 and finally began to be confident in who I was as a …

Sew a Boutique Blanket – For Baby!

October 16, 2012 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments
Sew a Boutique Blanket for Baby from The DIY Mommy - Tips on choosing baby-friendly fabric and sewing with minky

by Christina Dennis

This post on how to sew a generously fluffy boutique blanket has been quite popular for the last few months, and I’ve also received a few questions via comments and emails on how …

Sew Stroller & Carseat Strap Covers

August 20, 2012 – 8:10 am |
DIY Stoller / Carseat Strap Covers by The DIY Mommy

by Christina Dennis

My little girlie is 9 months old now and she loves to ride in our stroller. She’s still a little slouchy though, and the straps that hold her in can dig into the …

Sew a Ribbon Loop Blanket for Baby

August 3, 2012 – 7:15 am |
DIY RIbbon Loop Blanket by The DIY Mommy

by Christina Dennis

There’s something about little folded tags and bits of ribbon that capture a baby’s attention. There little hands like to grasp the silky tags and their little mouths like to chew them! My …

Sew a Boutique Blanket

May 11, 2012 – 5:09 am | 28 Comments

I love soft, cuddly blankets! My favourite combination for a blanket is to sew it using cotton on the outside and buttery soft minkee fabric on the inside. The result is a substantial, high-quality blanket that is wonderful for a baby, for a living room throw, or for a bed! Minkee (or “minky”) fabric can be very thick and slippery. It also is a pain to cut because it can be so furry – fuzz can fly everywhere! In this tutorial on how to sew a “boutique” blanket, I’ll share how I work with this fabric. It’s a little tricky, but the results are beautiful.

Sew Soft Baby Slippers

June 28, 2009 – 11:01 pm | 27 Comments

Update: You can now view a video tutorial for these soft baby slippers here.
From what I’ve read, soft-soled shoes are the best for young babies (pre-walking age). I wanted some soft-soled shoes for my little …

Sew Soft Baby Blocks

June 18, 2009 – 10:54 pm | 2 Comments

By Christina Dennis
Good, old-fashioned blocks are a great toy for Baby. They’re wonderful to grab with little fingers, and to practice passing from hand to hand. Here’s a simple pattern for soft blocks made out …

Sew a Quick & Easy Bib

June 5, 2009 – 3:01 am |

By Christina Dennis
Sewing a custom bib for your baby, or as a gift for a baby shower, is fun & easy! You can use scraps of fabric you have leftover from other projects, or purchase …