I bought Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing for Baby recently, and I think I’d like to make almost everything out of this book. I started with the Snuggler, which I made out of one of Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush home dec fabrics, purchased from Nido.
It’s lined with my favorite Robert Kaufman flannel, purchased from the Fat Quarter Fabric Shop. Wendy carries the flannel in lots of great colors, though I opted for the natural here. It’s a bit hard to photograph without a baby, so one of my childhood dolls had to step in for this photo. (Morgan may or may not also be using said doll to practice holding a baby…)
My second project came about after I purchased some fabric from Amanda during her recent destash. Along with that fabric, she included some great extras, including this really cute Japanese Pinocchio print and a bit of some super soft bamboo fleece. I couldn’t not use it for a cute little bib!
The bib in the book isn’t finished the same way (no quilting or binding in Lotta’s version), but since I had some flannel left over from the first project, I decided to quilt it with a fun straight line zig zag pattern.
It’s backed with the fleece and then bound with a narrow brown bias binding. This was such a quick, fun project – I can definitely see many more handmade bibs in my future!
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Oh, and I’m so glad you liked my linen napkins! I think it’s a great project, even if you might not have linen on hand. I’ve made several sets using a printed cotton paired with a corresponding solid. (You know, just in case you have time for another handmade gift!)