Need a baby shower gift or have new babies to meet at the next family gathering? How about sewing for your local hospitals maternity floor? Most embrace any donations they receive. I was amazed to learn new mothers often have nothing to take that new bundle of joy home.
Free directions to convert an ordinary hand towel or finger towel into a baby bib can be found here.
No new mother ever has enough receiving blankets... maybe they would if they had time to do laundry but any one who has had baby knows there are never enough hours in a day.
We all know that one of the keys to preventing skin cancer is starting early. Sun bonnets do more than look cute, they protect a child's head, ears and neck from sun damage. Make one to match every outfit!
A simple hat for a boy or girl, with enough brim to protect their ears and neck from the sun. Make one to match every outfit or from novelty prints to make any child smile. Find full directions and a free pattern here.
Need something to make for an older child. This may be perfect for the "big" sister or brother.
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Making clothes for babies is fun. Now you can complete a baby girl's outfit with a matching fabric headband. Embellish the headband to make it even more special. Make a pile of headbands so the new mom has one for every outfit.
Free, full online directions to make your own toy
snake for your children to learn button, zipper, snap and lacing skills... and help you practice various sewing skills in the process.
Tips and pointers to keep in mind when making children's toys and stuffed animals. Links to free toy projects and safety standards.
Melissa Kadinger, Licensed to About.com
This ball can use up your stash of scraps and keep a child happy for hours! The individual sections are perfect for small hands to manage holding on to a ball.