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You Can Do It: DIY Maternity Clothes

By Nichole |

I’ve told you a few times that I had a tough time spending much on maternity clothes. I honestly never thought that I’d be trying for a third baby, so the thought of spending a ton on clothes that I’d wear for a short while brought out the cheap in me.

I bought a few pieces and tried to mix and match and accessorize them enough to keep them looking fresh.

What I didn’t know then is that there are a ton of sites that offer tutorials for making your own maternity clothes. With DIY projects that range from super simple to elaborate, it amazes me how many resources there are out there.

Of course you’ll still want to buy yourself some true maternity pieces to form the basis of your wardrobe, but by making a few pieces of your own, you won’t have to rotate the same pieces like I did!

I’ve gathered up my 10 favorite DIY maternity pieces to share with you…

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You Can Do It: DIY Maternity Clothes


This top is just so pretty.
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Have you made any of your own pieces? Would you?

Do any of these tempt you?

Over the summer, Ali wrote about DIY Maternity, a site that’s brimming with DIY ideas, tips, tutorials & sewing patterns. Be sure to check them out too!

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About Nichole



Nichole Beaudry lives in Sacramento, California with her husband Craig, their daughter Katie and baby boy Matthew. In her former life she was a college English professor, now she shares some of her small moments in her Practicing Gratitude column each week at SheKnows and works at AllParenting as the Assignments Editor. She was a contributor to Babble, and currently keeps a personal blog, In These Small Moments.

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0 thoughts on “You Can Do It: DIY Maternity Clothes

  1. Taz says:

    my 2 ‘projects’ have been using a rubberband to loop thru the buttonhole on some jeans that almost still fit for a little extra belly room. i also made a diy bella band by cutting the bottom off an old tank that i never wore anyhow. aside from that i was loaned a few maternity things, splurged on a few more and made a few trips to the salvation army. i really haven’t spent very much & i always keep in the back of my mind, ‘will this be cute when i’m small again?’

  2. Amy says:

    I did the rubberband trick and then gave up. I wore clearance clothes bought 2 sizes too big that were great after the baby came too, though I was sick of them.

    But I did NOT spend a fortune on maternity clothes. I squeezed my body into stretchy clothes and showed off my curves because really, when was I going to ever have them again?

    Also..I have a dress that I think you’d love. Just say when. And YES IT WILL FIT YOU!

  3. Dacey says:

    It is necessary that during pregnancy special care should be taken so that you and your child remains healthy and it could be solve if they take balanced diet or comfortable clothes

  4. Hannah says:

    I did the rubber band technique for a few weeks but as my trousers are all a size 6 i gave up. I couldn’t get my bum in them! :( but I now just buy cheap long vest tops, wear my mums clothes and buy bigger leggings and wear my stretchy floaty normal size 8 dress tops :) I’ve bought clothes for after pregnancy so if I ruin these by being stretched too much.. I have brand new clothes :D x

  5. maria jose says:

    Pregnancy time is a very difficult as well as exciting time for every women’s life so she has to take a good care of herself. She has take proper diet and hasn’t wear tight clothes. Its a nice article on maternity clothes.

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