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

You want to create a nursery as unique as your baby, but sometimes you can’t find just-the-right-thing. Well here are 20 projects from Pretty Prudent 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.

CRIB SHEET

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Pick a beautiful fabric and make your own crib sheet in a jiff. Find out how here.

NURSERY ART

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The easiest nursery art ever involves pretty fabric and a frame. Personalization makes it that much cuter. Find out how here.

POM POM CURTAINS

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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

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Make a simple and sweet bib that catches little dribbles. Find out how here.

BURP CLOTH

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And you’ll want a matching burp cloth of course. A perfect beginner project. Find out how here.

REVERSIBLE BIB

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Make a bib that reverses so you can enjoy two pretty fabrics. Find out how here.

APRON BIB

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And a tie back bib, that also works as a playtime apron. Find out how here.

HOODED TOWEL

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The hooded towel is a classic and so simple to make from a washcloth and standard towel. Find out how here.

HAMPTONS HOODED TOWEL

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Or make a fancy version with gorgeous fabric on one side. Find out how here.

SWADDLE BLANKET

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Wrap baby up tight with this ingenious swaddle blanket. Find out how here.

TERRY CLOTH COVER UP

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Make a beachy cover up with terry cloth and cotton. Find out how here.

CHANGING PAD COVER

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Make a changing pad cover for a little extra finesse in baby’s nursery. Find out how here.

CUTE CLOCK

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Embroider a sweet clock that is sure to become a family heirloom. Find out how here.

ANOTHER STYLE OF CHANGING PAD COVER

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If you have a changing pad that isn’t curved, here’s a tutorial on making a cover. Find out how here.

DUVET COVER

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Make a duvet cover for your crib comforter, or even a twin size bed. Find out how here.

SIMPLE SNUGGLY BABY BLANKET

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The simplest baby blanket, perfect for a beginning sewer. Find out how here.

SHAM PILLOWCASE

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A simple trick makes this sham pillowcase an easy-peasy project. Find out how here.

POM POM PILLOW

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Add more pom poms for a little extra fun, with a trimmed pillowcase. Find out how here.

PACK N PLAY SHEET

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Hit the road with a custom-made playpen sheet. Find out how here.

TRAVEL CHANGING PAD

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Stuff this homemade beauty in the diaper bag and head out into the world. Find out how here.

Article Posted 6 years Ago

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