One of my favorite people is going to be a grandma next month, so I wanted to make something special for her grandbaby. I had all these grandiose ideas of sewing a round tummy time quilt for the park (I still want to make one of those one day), but realistically I just got started yesterday, and I’m seeing her tomorrow, soooooo…
I went through my baby pins on Pinterest and narrowed it down to a handful of quick sews. The daddy is a park ranger, and they live on a reserve with all sorts of wild animals, so I thought a cowboy/wilderness type theme would be so adorable (now that I’m looking at them, lumberjack is what pops into my head).
I absolutely LOVE these baby pants on The Purl Bee. They have some amazing patterns for FREE on their blog, and I just love their photography and fabric/yarn choices for everything. When I saw these pants, I knew I would make them someday.
I had some leftover Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Plaid Adventure that is the softest fabric ever, and I think it fits the bill for cute cowboy babyness. I also had this green corduroy that’s a remnant from JoAnn’s.
I wanted to include something else to coordinate with the soft flannel. I wanted something like a bandana, but that was functional too. I found this cute Bib Scarf on ToddAh’s blog, and I thought this could work.
The back of the bib is toweling. I really didn’t think this bib would work out with my material, but once you get pinning, it sort of all fits together. The toweling did stretch a little when I was sewing, so it’s kind of wonky at the edges.
To close it up, I just ironed the opening like I did for my other bibs, and top stitched 1/8″ all around. This was kind of necessary to get the fabric on top to ruch-up instead of spread out.
Overall I’m happy with it. I was hoping to also appliqué a motorcycle onto a onesie, but I put them away somewhere and now I can’t find them! I did find some 18 month sized ones, so I’ll be appliquéing these for my little one.
Hopefully I’ll get a cute little picture of her grandson wearing these! Do you have a go-to baby sewing project? What is it?