I hardly ever have the time or planning necessary for creating more involved projects for baby gifts. I like to buy a small gift and match an embroidery project to the gift-a sun hat, a bib, or onesie.
I made this butterfly hat to give to my cousin’s new daughter for Christmas. The leather baby shoes are from Target, as is the sun hat. I hand drew the butterfly pattern with a pencil. Sometimes I will iron-on a pattern to the hats, but it is easy to burn the nylon fabric of the hat. I try to stick to simple designs that I can easily match or use transfer paper to trace a pattern.
Here are a couple more examples of baby gifts I made this summer to give to my husband’s co-workers.
hand drawn caterpillar, paired with a Zutano tee.
Cherries pattern is from Sublime Stitching.
The Vespa pattern was posted by Average Jane Crafter.