Homemade Baby Gift Ideas: {Toys & Playthings}

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Need some ideas for homemade baby shower gifts? You’ll find a bunch in this list! Also check out the new section here on Tipnut, it’s loaded with all kinds of free projects that are sure to give you more inspiration. Enjoy!

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Butterfly: Made with a few scraps of material and ribbon, has a jingle bell inside the head and a crinkly piece tucked in the wings.

Bear In A Boat: A musical item made with assorted pieces of material, pull-string music box mechanism, stuffing and felt.

samarrakhaja.tumblr.com

samarrakhaja.tumblr.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Toadstool Rattle: Made with assorted colors of yarn and stuffed with a cat toy (with bell inside) and stuffing. Worked on DPNs.

Knit Football: Finished size measures approximately 4″ x 2.5″ and stuffed with polyester fiberfill, pattern via pdf download.

nattyknitter.wordpress.com

nattyknitter.wordpress.com

herbsthandmade.blogspot.ca

herbsthandmade.blogspot.ca

Crochet Loop: Stuffed with small jingle bells inside.

Crinkle Toes: Made with a pair of socks, appliques cut from old clothes and filled with crinkly plastic.

deliacreates.blogspot.com

deliacreates.blogspot.com

brownaccents.blogspot.ca

brownaccents.blogspot.ca

3-D Hot Air Balloon Mobile: Simple project using colorful scrapbook paper (heavy weight), double sided tape and twine.

Ship Ahoi: A sweet boat with ribbon taggies along the edges, can be attached to a stroller with a plastic link, used as a mini cushion or as a rattle.

sewandthecity.blogspot.ca

sewandthecity.blogspot.ca

joyshope.com

joyshope.com

Crinkle Square: This is made with fabric, ribbon and packaging to make it crinkly.

Sock Animal Rattle: With some clever cutting and sewing, turn a polyfill stuffed sock into something fun.

homemadebyjill.blogspot.ca

homemadebyjill.blogspot.ca

homegrownhappy.blogspot.ca

homegrownhappy.blogspot.ca

Soft Book of Colors: Each page is a crazy quilt square with scraps of just one color with lots of shades and variations of each.

Soft Rings (pdf): Made with fat quarters and fabric scraps, stuffed with fiberfill, bells (optional) and embellished with ribbon tags.

michaelmillerfabrics.com

michaelmillerfabrics.com

patchyapple.wordpress.com

patchyapple.wordpress.com

Ribbon Teether: Made with an unfinished wood ring, cotton material, fusible fleece and strips of ribbon.

Soft Blocks: Sew soft and squishy blocks using assorted charm blocks and stuffed with polyester fiberfill.

whipstitchfabrics.com

whipstitchfabrics.com

madebyjoel.com

madebyjoel.com

Modern Paper Mobile: Simple project made with strips of cardboard, paper and thread. Black & white templates available to download.

Crib Mobile: Made with colorful circles, iron on adhesive, decorative ribbon, an embroidery hoop and beads.

sewshesews.wordpress.com

sewshesews.wordpress.com

dontcallmebetsy.com

dontcallmebetsy.com

Munchkin Book: Fabric book featuring different shapes and embellishments appliqued to each page.

Paper Bird Mobile: Printable bird template included (jpg file). Also see this page for a different design (templates included as well).

etsy.com

etsy.com

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Beach Balls: Make soft, multicolored fabric balls filled with cotton stuffing in three different sizes (small, medium and large). Template download available.

Mysterious Grab Ball: Individual wedge and petal shaped pieces are stitched & stuffed then sewn together into a ball that’s easy for baby to grab.

warehousefabricsinc.com

warehousefabricsinc.com

madebyjoel.com

madebyjoel.com

Play Squares: Squares in assorted sizes, colors and textures are sewn and then stacked on top of each other with tabs of velcro.

Owl Softie Teether: Scraps of fabric are used to make a lightly stuffed owl and features ribbon loops along the edges.

therubberpunkin.blogspot.ca

therubberpunkin.blogspot.ca

littlepinkmonster.com

littlepinkmonster.com

Sunshine Rattle: Bright & cheery with ribbon loops around the edges to make the “rays”, stuffed with a plastic case filled with beads to make the rattle.

Tagged Star: Star points are made using different textures and colors, ribbon tags are sewn around the outer edge.

sewastraightline.com

sewastraightline.com

craftycupboard.blogspot.ca

craftycupboard.blogspot.ca

Mirrors How-To: Use a non-breakable, flexible mirror for this project (trimmed with padded fabric).

Squeaky Star: Simple project that’s easy to whip up, star is sewn with a plastic squeaky toy tucked inside.

nearlyfearless.blogspot.ca

nearlyfearless.blogspot.ca

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Published: September 26, 2009
Updated: July 26, 2012

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