Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Favorite Maternity & Baby Tutorials

Holy Cow! I have been finding the best tutorials for all things baby and maternity lately. I wanted to share some of my favorite projects that have inspired me to sew, craft and create lately. If you hadn't guessed by my enthusiasm for this topic, I'm pregnant! I'm due at the end of July and I have been crafting like crazy to get ready for our first boy. My house is full of girl stuff and pink everything, so I'm starting from scratch.


Converting your pants into Maternity pants:

Cute wrap Maternity top: (I made this and it was sooooo easy and turned out really well, which doesn't always happen when I attempt new projects. It is sooooo comfortable, too. A little complicated to get into, but worth it for the end result.)

Maternity Yoga Pants:

Maternity T-Shirt:

Maternity Dress Shirt:

Maternity skirt:

Maternity Wrap Cardigan:

Belly Band:

No-Sew Nursing Top: (Thought this was kind of funny, but I guess it would work just fine.)

Converting a Bra to a Nursing Bra:

Another Belly Band:

Here is the link to some more maternity tutorials by Genius!


Heather Bailey's Bitty Booties: (Check out the Flickr pool for hundreds of good ideas on how to make these.)

Directory of tons of free baby pattern tutorials:

So Easy Baby Recieving Blankets:

Baby Diaper Changing Pad:

Simple Cotton Baby Hat: (This may not be the cutest color, but it is by far the simplest pattern to make these kinds of hats.)

Here is another site with some great free tutorials on baby stuff:

Cute Diaper Bag: (This is my next project.)

Cute baby hat with ears:

Another great site with tons of free baby tutorials:

Boppy or Breastfeeding Pillow Slipcover: (I made one of these, too. So easy and cute.)

Make Baby Legs from Socks:

Baby Sling Wrap Style Carrier:

Baby Sling Pouch Style Carrier:
(Go here for baby wearing instructions for this style of sling:

Infant Car Seat Replacement Cover & Canopy: (Just let me tell you how hard it is to find a good free tutorial with pictures. Here is a pretty good one without pictures. If you have more skills than me, which is likely, you should be able to do this on your own, but I ended up buying a tutorial on etsy from pukingpastilles which was amazing! It was only $4.99 and it was soooo worth buying. I never buy patterns, ever. So glad I did for this project. Mine turned out so great, even I was amazed I pulled it off. If you want to purchase an amazing pattern go here:

Otherwise here is the free one:

Wanna make your own baby bedding and room decor? Here's a link to get you started:

This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of all the amazing free tutorials out there for baby stuff. I'm ready to make some. Enjoy!


  1. This is a great post!!!! So full of great items and the conversions were fantastic. I'm saving this page! :o) Thanks.

  2. Thanks so much for putting this list together!! You rock!