Free Stuff Friday! Special News!

We are very happy to announce that our Editor-in-Chief, Ellen March, is celebrating her first week with the new addition to her family, an adorable baby boy! Congratulations to Ellen and her husband!

Since this is a very special week, we are giving away two cute Bananafana kid’s patterns. Rex Cover 194x300 Free Stuff Friday! Special News!Daisy Cover copy 194x300 Free Stuff Friday! Special News!

For your chance to win, answer this question in the comments section:

What have you sewn for newborn babies or children?

Post your answer by 9 AM ET on Monday, when we’ll announce the winner. Good luck!

 Free Stuff Friday! Special News!
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  4. Janice M. Wohl says:

    I make
    Tooth Fairy Pillows embroidered with each child’s name on them and a big tooth. It has a pocket for the tooth and the money exchange by the Tooth Fairy and a ribbon for hanging.

  5. soph hall says:

    I have always enjoyed sewing doll clothes; recently made a baby doll’s layette!! practice makes perfect ;)

  6. Nadine T. says:

    I used to sew for all my neices & nephews. I made everything from cloth diapers to blankets when they were infants & toddlers to jackets, t-shirts, and a wedding dress. Gosh, how the years have flown.

  7. Sharon W says:

    I love to sew for children. I am currently teaching sewing to some very excited 9 yr olds!

  8. P. J. Varner says:

    I made a pillowcase dress with beautiful embroidery along with a blankie and burp cloth for a new baby. The little dress has embroidery of a rose stem on the bodice and rosebuds sprinkled on the dress front near the hem. On the back I embroidered a rose bouquet with a long pink ribbon tie. Gorgeous. The blankie has the baby’s vital stats on one corner, her monogram in the center and three cute sayings on the other corners such as “I’m going to be beautiful, just look at my mom!”. Now on to the next project…..a blankie for a little boy with his vital stats etc., a burp cloth and bib. Boys aren’t as much fun to sew for!!!! LOL

  9. Cheryl says:

    I make cute little quilted jackets with appliqued animals and flowers on the front with tiny log cabin or crazy quilt blocks on the back. These are made with 1930s reproduction fabric. I have also made quilts and enjoy making other clothing.

  10. Bonnie Nyquist says:

    I love to make lots of flannel receiving blankets! Always used and welcomed.Congratulations to Ellen and her husband,I just read today with my latest issue Ellen was ecpecting! Bonnie Nyquist bonnieslsine at aol dot com

  11. Leware Toole says:

    I have made quilts, bumper pads, monogrammed burp cloths and numerous other items for my grandchildren and their friends. I am also the person who repairs damaged clothing in our family. It is always such a pleasure to be able to make or repair something for someone else.

  12. Linda Arner says:

    I have made bibs, pants, shirts, jumpsuits, dresses for infants & children over the years.

  13. Vicki says:

    I make burp cloths and bibs to match. They are a big hit with the new moms and dads. Plus they are fun to make.

  14. Reita Kiker says:

    I’ve sewn everything from christening gowns to little boys overalls. My favorite thing to make are dresses for my two granddaughters. With all the new pattern designers and the incredible choices of fabrics available today, I love creating one of a kind creations. But the best part is hearing my granddaughter say, I LOVE it, Mamo!”

  15. Beth says:

    I make baby quilts, receiving blankets and also have made an infant carrier.

  16. Shirley L says:

    I sewed out of necessity and for relaxation for our 4 now grown kids. Then I got into machine emboidery and focused on that until our daughter adopted her 2 daughters from the foster care system. That put me back into sewing mode since one of the girls was chunky and hard to buy clothing for. Now that they’re older, I do less sewing for them. However, I really enjoy making personal baby gifts for coworker’s babies, esp. vintage style baby clothing.

  17. Kathy says:

    I embroidered a small blanket w/a puppy in the center with my new nephew’s birth stats. I also embroidered a bear for my friends 1st baby, and am making a lap quilt from baby’s clothes. Project in-process to put a ruffled skirt on a onsie.

  18. Diana says:

    Baby sling, lots of clothes, quilts and baby toys.

  19. Lynne says:

    I made a extra large receiving blanket this week and 5 matching burp cloths for a baby shower on Tuesday. I make my burp cloths in the shape of a figure 8 so they fit the adult shoulder area.

  20. Laura M says:

    For newborns, I always make a sleep-n-play from an old Sunrise Pattern (circa 1986). The new moms love them, because instead of snaps on the inside legs, it has a zipper that runs from the neckline, down the front, and down one leg to the foot. So much easier than all those snaps on a wiggly baby :-)

  21. Jenny says:

    I have made many bibs and burp towels, and I made most of my twins boys’ clothing until they were about 5. Now I have grandchildren and have been making my granddaughter dresses and play sets. I’ve also made each grandchild an alphabet book. Children are such a joy to sew for.

  22. Karen A says:

    I just finished two baby quilts for a great niece and a great nephew. I also make baptism banners for our church (recently had 8 children baptized).

  23. Marcy Maurer says:

    Besides making baby quilts, I make fabric books for babies, which are a big hit at a baby shower. I use many different textures on the “pages.”

  24. Vicki says:

    I’ve sewn lots of baby clothes, most everything my older kids made was stuff I sewed for them. My favorite things, though, were the gowns I sewed for my preemie granddaughter.

  25. CL says:

    In the past six months, by the time Monday rolls around, I will have sewn approximately 50-60 flannel on flannel blankets and approximately 30-40 fleece sleepers. These are all donated to the preemies and their parents at our local University hospital. This is such a gratifying project in which I enjoy very much. I have also sewed several outfits for myself, my daughters and grandchildren over the years.

  26. Susan Nagel says:

    My daughter just had a baby boy too! I’s been so exciting. I’ve made rompers, bibs, burp pads, receiving blankets , quilts and decorated onesies. It has been fun – just can’t wait to start again.

  27. Amanda says:

    I’m a beginner and the first thing I ever made a few months ago was a baking apron, complete with frills, for my 3 year old. She’s so proud of it because she ‘helped’ make it. I was told in school sewing classes that I should give up because I would “never get the hang of sewing” and only just returned to the idea many years later as a mum. I can’t believe the fun I have been missing out on all these years and am making up for lost time, have developed serious fabricoholism and am introducing my daughter to sewing young in the hope nobody will ever tell her she can’t.

  28. Teri says:

    I haven’t made anything yet. I will be getting ready to since daughter is having her first baby. She is due in January 2012…I can’t wait, so looking forward to making some outfits.

  29. Gen says:

    I recently sewed a baby quilt and baby pillow for my neighbor’s grandson that is on the way. I also embroider and applique’ on children’s t-shirts, burp cloths and other clothing.

  30. Lizzy Marie says:

    While I don’t have kids yet, I have done an entire bed set for my sister’s new baby girl, Lila Kate! ;) Can’t wait to do more her and my upcoming nephew!

  31. Maggie Potter says:

    I have sewn blankets with their name on them.

  32. I made my first grandaughter’s Christening dress. When she made her first Communion she requested that I make her dress from the same material. I couldn’t believe it when I found it. My grandaughter was thrilled and exclaimed that she was the only girl with a “custom-made” dress.

  33. Irene says:

    When my daughters were young I made most of their clothes. The latest sewing has been for my newest grandaughter, 18 mos. old, I have made all of her cloth fitted diapers and diaper covers,receiving blankets and quilts, plus have knitted sweaters for her.

  34. Mary ashia says:

    I just made a pink and zebra print baby quilt with embroidered zebras and matching changing pads and burp clothes for my new granddaughter. Enjoyed working on these items.

  35. Nancy says:

    My biggest sewing accomplishmen was a herring bone tweed wool coat and matching bonnet with burgundy velvet trim that I made for my daughter when she was around 3. I have saved it. I wonder if it will be in style if I ever have a granddaughter? Well, in any case, we will be ready for cold weather!

  36. Claudia Pence says:

    I have made mostly Heirloom clothes for babies, christening gowns,daygowns and little outfits. My little girl is now 39 years old and she has a son 12years old…..needless to say, I can’t sew for him! Am now sewing children’s clothes for my niece who sells them in her shop.

  37. Laurie Engelhardt says:

    I make a hooded towel and wash clothes out of the ultra cuddle fleece .
    They are so soft my grandchildren just love them.

  38. Kim says:

    I have a brand new great niece and just finished a new baby quilt & receiving blankets for her. Plus I crocheted a coral colored sweater set with booties & hat for her. I just love making baby stuff. I’ve been blessed with 4 grandchildren and love making items for them such as clothing, quilts, halloween costumes and pyjamas every Christmas.

  39. Jen P. says:

    I make blessing outfits, quilts, toys, and clothing.

  40. Irene Wood says:

    I am the lucky grandmother of a 4 yr old granddaughter. She loves the new clothes I have been sewing for her for school. I am having “sew” much fun and would love new patterns to try for Gracie.

  41. shaparrish says:

    I love sewing for children and babies. I love to be able to use bright colors, and trims, such as ruffles, rickrack, ribbon, and embroidery designs. I have made my grandchildren clothing and making bibs for babies. I especially like making baby quilts. I would love to win your patterns, which I think I would put to good use.

  42. Constance says:

    A Christening gown that I originally made for my 2nd daughter, that was then used by my 3rd daughter.

  43. Jill Iroz says:

    I’ve sewn for my babies. Now they’re teenagers. I still sew for newborn babies. A handmade baby quilt is the perfect gift for both mom and baby. The perfect gift!

  44. Madelyn Whitley says:

    Recently I monogrammed and appliqued burp cloths, bibs, and onesis for a newborn. I also monogrammed and appliqued shirts for my granddaughter :)

  45. Diana L says:

    I’ve sewn lots of baby clothes – sleepers, t-shirts, diapers, nightgowns, bibs, etc – for babies. Older children get pants, shorts, tops/shirts, tshirts, jackets, hats, skirts, dresses. Plus quilts! Also for babies (or their Moms) – diaper bags, tote bags, flannel receiving blankets (some quilted, some not). Hooded bath towels and the ever popular animal hooded towels, Just made several for some grandsons

  46. Cathy R. says:

    I don’t even have children yet, my son is only 19, but I have made a couple of baby quilts for hopefully years down the road!