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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.

1. Baby Bibs -- From Finger or Hand Towels

Free directions to convert an ordinary hand towel or finger towel into a baby bib can be found here.

2. How To Sew A Baby Receiving Blanket

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.

3. Sew a Toddler Sun Bonnet with a Ruffle Brim Hat

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!

4. Sew a Toddler's Fluted Edge Hat

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.

5. From Baby Blanket To Toddler Poncho!

Need something to make for an older child. This may be perfect for the "big" sister or brother.

6. Free Directions to Create a Scrunchie Fabric Headband

Free directions to sw a fabric headband
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.

7. Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Learn to Dress Toy Snake

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.

8. Toy And Doll Making Tips

Tips and pointers to keep in mind when making children's toys and stuffed animals. Links to free toy projects and safety standards.

9. Free Pattern and Directions to Sew A Fabric Baby Grab Ball

Free Pattern and Directions to Sew A Fabric Baby Grab Ball
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.

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