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Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff

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You want to create a nursery as unique as your baby, but sometimes you can’t find just-the-right-thing. Well here’s 20 projects from Prudent Baby that you can do yourself to create custom baby bedding (crib sheets, changing pad covers, pack n play sheets, blankets), nursery decor (curtains, pillows, wall art), and baby gear (hooded towels, bibs, burp cloths). Many are first-timer tutorials, perfect for beginners who are feeling the nesting instinct. Find out how to make your own baby stuff after the jump…

  • Crib Sheet 1 of 20
    Crib Sheet
    Pick a beautiful fabric and make your own crib sheet in a jiff. Find out how here.
  • Nursery Art 2 of 20
    Nursery Art
    The easiest nursery art ever involves pretty fabric and a frame. Personalization makes it that much cuter. Find out how here.
  • Pom Pom Curtains 3 of 20
    Pom Pom Curtains
    I whipped up these curtains for Scarlet's room in no time. Much easier than you think, and who doesn't love pom poms? Find out how here.
  • Pocket Bib 4 of 20
    Pocket Bib
    Make a simple and sweet bib that catches little dribbles. Find out how here.
  • Burp Cloth 5 of 20
    Burp Cloth
    And you'll want a matching burp cloth of course. A perfect beginner project. Find out how here.
  • Reversible Bib 6 of 20
    Reversible Bib
    Make a bib that reverses so you ca enjoy two pretty fabrics. Find out how here.
  • Apron Bib 7 of 20
    Apron Bib
    And a tie back bib, that also works as a playtime apron. Find out how here.
  • Hooded Towel 8 of 20
    Hooded Towel
    The hooded towel is a classic and so simple to make from a washcloth and standard towel. Find out how here.
  • Hamptons Hooded Towel 9 of 20
    Hamptons Hooded Towel
    Or make a fancy version with gorgeous fabric on one side. Find out how here.
  • Swaddle Blanket 10 of 20
    Swaddle Blanket
    Wrap baby up tight with this ingenious swaddle blanket. Find out how here.
  • Terry Cloth Cover Up 11 of 20
    Terry Cloth Cover Up
    Make a beachy cover up with terry cloth and cotton. Find out how here.
  • Changing Pad Cover 12 of 20
    Changing Pad Cover
    Make a changing pad cover for a little extra finesse in baby's nursery. Find out how here.
  • Cute Clock 13 of 20
    Cute Clock
    Embroider a sweet clock that is sure to become a family heirloom. Find out how here.
  • Another Style of Changing Pad Cover 14 of 20
    Another Style of Changing Pad Cover
    If you have a changing pad that isn't curved, here's a tutorial on making a cover. Find out how here.
  • Duvet Cover 15 of 20
    Duvet Cover
    Make a duvet cover for your crib comforter, or even a twin size bed. Find out how here.
  • Simple Snuggly Baby Blanket 16 of 20
    Simple Snuggly Baby Blanket
    The simplest baby blanket, perfect for a beginning sewer. Find out how here.
  • Sham Pillowcase 17 of 20
    Sham Pillowcase
    A simple trick makes this sham pillowcase an easy-peasy project. Find out how here.
  • Pom Pom Pillow 18 of 20
    Pom Pom Pillow
    Add more pom poms for a little extra fun, with a trimmed pillowcase. Find out how here.
  • Pack N Play Sheet 19 of 20
    Pack N Play Sheet
    Hit the road with a custom-made playpen sheet. Find out how here.
  • Travel Changing Pad 20 of 20
    Travel Changing Pad
    Stuff this homemade beauty in the diaper bag and head out into the world. Find out how here.
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