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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Stampin' and Stitchin': Handmade Baby Gift

#handmadeisthebest
Here's a sweet baby gift for a special couple who recently added a baby boy to their family.
The diaper carrier is based on the tried and true pattern that I've sewn up a number of times.
This go 'round, I added some little machine embroidered bees to the front.
If you look closely at the fabric, you'll see the fabric is printed with bees as well.
 I hand stitched an oversized snap in place for the closure on this one.


 The self-made binding on the pocket opening edges
was attached using the Bernina binder attachment #88.
#stampinupdemonstrator #stampinup #berrybasket
The Stampin' Up Berry Basket (Bigz L Die, item #137366)
is the perfect size to hold baby wash cloths and travel size toiletries.
 To make a fabric covered berry basket of your own:
 - cut the base from vanilla coaster board (Stampin' Up item #129392)
- choose a Stampin' Up cardstock color of your choice for the inside
- and finally, use some iron on stabilizer or interfacing on the wrong side of your fabric
and run it through your Big Shot (item #113439) one last time with the Berry Basket die
When you have those three sets of components cut,
spread a thin coating of Tombo Multi (item #110755) onto the coaster board
and adhere your cardstock to one side and your fabric to the opposite side.
I also adhered some ribbon to the trim piece.
Then assemble your Berry Basket and fill it up with gifty goodness.
I used a storage bag (not the kind with the zipper) to enclose my basket for gift giving.
#stampinupdemonstrator  #handpickedframelits #stampinup
The top of the storage bag is kept closed with a tab which I cut using
Stampin' Up's Handpicked Framelits Die set (item #137361).
The "sweet as can be" phrase is part of the From the Garden stamp set (item #137139).
Once again, cut this one first from coaster board, then cover it
with a piece of card stock stamped with your sentiment.
The final element of this sweet baby gift is a handmade garland for baby's room.
Using the Woodland Creatures Clip Art set from Amy J. Delightful's Etsy shop
I printed the images on card stock, carefully cut them out,
and then stitched them together using my sewing machine.
#amyjdelightful
 Here they are all packaged up in a cello envelope and sealed with washi tape.
Gift giving is so much fun!

Have a great week, my friends.