basket for baby

It’s been slow and steady on the sewing front.  I guess I just haven’t felt that ‘need’ to make like I usually do.  But you know what, there are babies arriving in these parts, and if anything gets me sewing — it’s babies!

I saw this pin on pinterest and really thought it would be a super nice idea for a new baby gift filled with goodies.  So I messed around and came up with this lovely little divided handled basket.  I really like the way it turned out.  Filled it with some diapers, lotion, a treat for mom, a sleeper, and a handful of these pre-fold diaper burp cloths that I added some trim to (totally copied Gail on the whole burp cloth idea).

I’m excited to gift this one away!

The zig zag is a Premier Prints home dec weight and the lining is Habitat by Jay McCarrol.  Perfect combo for a baby boy!

54 thoughts on “basket for baby

  1. Jamie says:

    I really like this! Will you be doing a tutorial for it?

  2. Jeni says:

    Such a sweet gift! The basket is especially adorable, love that it’s divided! 🙂

  3. Marla says:

    The divider is a great idea. Good for organizing the stuff and stabilizing the bag.

  4. I want this basket for myself! But it is so perfect for a baby things, too!! Great gift idea, Anna!!

  5. Love the divided basket, so practical and such a cute gift -love it!!

  6. Vanessa says:

    very cool! love the basket…especially that lining material! sewing for babies is fun 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    gorgeous, love the inside textile. Really sweet. Would love to try one out, will you be giving tutorials? Congrats!

  8. Frances says:

    Love this. And the colours are just perfect for a baby’s room! The lining fabric is especially perfect!

  9. ‘Love this basket, especially the divider. A tutorial would be wonderful! (hint) 😉 -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  10. mle says:

    How cute is that! and very functional too. Nice!

  11. so cute! i, of course, love the lining fabric! 😉

  12. eholst says:

    I would love a tutorial, too! With our first baby due in April, I’ve been looking for something just like this to go on the changing table! I love the bright and happy colors of yours. What a lucky recipient!

  13. Suzanne says:

    I’ve made some of these, but never thought of using them for a baby gift. That is such a fabulous idea!

  14. Palak says:

    Gorgeous! love the yellow!

  15. gail says:

    anna! that divided basket! i saw that same pin and have been looking for a pattern/tutorial to make it ever since – it’s perfect, you’re soooo good!! and of course i love that you did the burp cloths that way, so easy, eh? 🙂

  16. That will be such a welcomed baby gift Anna!

  17. That is totally adorable. I would have loved to receive a gift like that as a new mama. What a great idea!

  18. What a great idea for using those Premier Prints. I always like them, but am not so fond of the hand. This would be perfect! Totally cute execution.

  19. Jamie Lee says:

    Sweet! Almost makes me want to have baby #4!

    Just bought a tote pattern of yours at Pink Chalk Fabrics. Can’t wait to get started on it as soon as all my December bee blocks are out of the way.

  20. kristin says:

    Omigosh so awesome!! Yes please on the pattern/tutorial for a divided basket! Soooo useful in a kid room and definitely a great gift. You’re the bag/basket/tote genius of blogland, I swear. Love Gail’s idea for the contrast trim on burp rags too!

  21. Emily says:

    What a great gift! Love the divided basket too and Gail’s trim on the burp rags.

  22. tutorial please 🙂 my babe is due in february and i see to have forgotten how to sew. all of her things will be store bought and in disorganized piles. it’s shameful!

  23. M. says:

    Very nice! How did you sew in the divider? Like, at what step? That’s what has always baffled me about divided projects. Thanks!

  24. Jessica says:

    Oh yeah, I’d love a tutorial! It’s probably really simple, but I can’t figure out that divider in my brain spaces. Love the fabric combo too!

  25. Amanda says:

    Lovely, and what a practical gift! I would love a tutorial too! 🙂

  26. Darcy says:

    Adorable! Such a great gift for baby showers 🙂

  27. Amy says:

    Love this! I can think of so many uses for it. The fabrics you used are perfect… and I’m trying to figure out just how you made that awesome divider…

  28. Kelli says:

    Would love to win this for a friend who is pregnant!

  29. chris says:

    Darling…and yes, I would love to see how you made the divider, too.

  30. Stef says:

    I ADORE this!!

  31. Sam Adams says:

    Tutu please! I have a shower coming up and would love this for storing my sons train tracks, cars, and everything else!

  32. Kristen says:

    What a neat idea for just about anything in this sewing room that needs to get organized.

    Great thinking and wow what a wonderful gift for a new mom and baby.

  33. Barb says:

    I love this! I have a grandson coming any day 😉

  34. Katy Cameron says:

    Such a cute idea for a baby gift!

  35. Emily G. says:

    Please do a tutorial or a pattern! Fantastic!

  36. Kelly says:

    This is so perfect! Would you do a tutorial? Pretty please!! xxx

  37. Monica says:

    love the divided basket! Any tips on how to do it?

  38. That is a ROCKIN’ baby gift. Seriously. That momma will be thrilled. Your sewing is always so beautiful.


  39. Love this! I need this pattern. (and whats up with “Anonymous” above??! a little bit of an anal control freak?)

  40. Tiara says:

    So stellar inside and out

  41. DKB says:

    I just popped by to say how much I love that Habitat print, but OMG!!!!! Jay McCarroll beat me to it!

  42. Seriously, I pinned the exact same pin on pinterest… at least I think so. I pinned it a couple of weeks ago and I loved loved loved it. I think that yours looks fabulous and I know the person receiving it will be so thankful. Great job 🙂

  43. Carolyn says:

    This is such a fantastic gift idea…it’s fun, bright, and beautiful but also incredibly useful? Those are all my favorite things!

  44. robin says:

    Wow, what an awesome gift idea! I would have loved to receive something like this when I was pregnant. It’s practical and gorgeous. Would love a tutorial… this would make a great knitting basket.

  45. Such a great gift! Would be super useful right now for me!

  46. Vero says:

    The basket is absolutely adorable! Though there will be no more newborns in this house, my daughter would love this for her baby dolls. And a larger basket would do great hiding all the toys in the evening 🙂

    It would be great if you could share a tutorial for this!!!

  47. Jane M says:

    How practical and adorable and creative. Hope you show us how you did it.

  48. Carrie says:

    This. Is. Awesome.

  49. Cindy says:

    Very, very cute!!:)

  50. Lila-Art says:

    it’s great-like everything you do!

  51. Rineke says:

    Beautiful gift! Lucky mom and baby!

  52. Tamee Kautt says:

    What size diaper did you use for the burp clothes? Preemie (9.5 x 13) or Infant (12 x 16)

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