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Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

I had so much fun making this baby gift set! It had been a long time since I’ve sewn any baby clothes and such. There’s just something about a cute little gift set that I couldn’t resist sewing up as soon as I saw Rae’s Sidewalk knits. I originally thought I would make something for one of my girls, but then Green Bee Patterns put their Modern Layette Set pattern on sale (one that I had been eyeing up no less!) so it just had to be!

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

My sister-in-law puts together a fundraiser each year for her MOPS group, and I love donating something for the silent auction. It’s always been fun creating something I know will be used and loved, and I was especially excited when I thought of putting together this newborn baby gift set. I had this chunk of Michael Miller’s organic cotton sherpa in my stash for many years and could never cut into because it’s sooo cuddly. It ended up making a perfect cozy blanket when paired with Rae’s Sidewalk Fancy Steps print. I almost want to make a version just like it for myself!Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Of course I couldn’t resist making the romper! It’s actually a super fun little pattern, I highly recommend it. I did spend a bit of time on the placket making sure I got it just right. A bit of seam ripping here or there and I’m happy with the results! The knit is a very stable 100% organic cotton so if you’re using your regular sewing machine you should have no troubles sewing with this whatsoever. It doesn’t curl up like some blended knits, so it’s perfect for beginners. Anyway, the romper is just too adorable! My girls and I took turns oooing and ahhing over how tiny and cute it is.Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

And the hat, don’t get me started! Eeeek! I’ve always intended to make these knotted hats, they’re super quick, use very little fabric, and make such a great gift! I’m sure I’ll be including them in all the baby gifts I give from now on.

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Lastly, and because I love a cute gift set, I quickly made a Divided Basket for everything to tuck inside. Of course it makes for a super cute presentation, but then after it’s so useful for diapers and corralling baby things.

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Patterns: Modern Layette Set and Divided Basket
Fabric: Fancy Steps (Turquoise) by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
from her new Sidewalk Knits collection,
basket exterior is Chambray Cotton Canvas (basket lining is part of the Dapper collection by Luke Haynes)

You can find a list of shops that carry Sidewalk knits here!

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit - Noodlehead

19 thoughts on “Baby Gift Set in Sidewalk Knit

  1. Jeni says:

    Such a sweet set! And yeah, that hat is just too much!!

  2. RaeLyn says:

    absolutely darling. If I wasn’t due any day and already have 5 projects I want to finish before this baby comes, it would for sure be on my list…the whole basket, blanket, romper and hat. L.O.V.E.!

  3. yvette says:

    this IS such a BEAUTIFUL gift !!! Lovely and so greatly presented in the basket. Surely it will have great success at the auction.

  4. Lesley Simes says:

    I love the whole package and those fabrics are to die for!

  5. Terri Stanley says:

    Sweetest gift set ever…and I think you had fun making it too!

  6. This is so beautiful! I love your work.

  7. Kathy says:

    What a perfect baby set! Thanks for the encouragement to use a regular sewing machine. I am adding to my sewing plans with my upcoming first grandchild and have been hesitating about using knits. Next I need to do a little research into those snaps…tricky? Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      thank Kathy! I love using snaps, here’s a tutorial I put together that has tips and tricks and the snaps I use:

  8. Mauri says:

    oh goodness… how did I just feel that “I want another baby” pang when I saw this… I thought I was done with making babies!! 😉
    honestly- this set is so stinking cute I wish I had a baby in my arms right now to make the entire set for him/her!! Nice work lady. I always love seeing what you are up to- you are so talented!
    Wishing ya the best!
    Mauri (3Ms&1N)

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks so much Mauri! 🙂

  9. Ellen says:

    Anna, this whole set is so gorgeous, and I have one new baby in my life, and another on the way, so a perfect excuse for making it! I’m a relative beginner, but I think I can handle these items… I’ve made your divided basket before.

    I have one question – Is the blanket from the pattern that is part of the Modern Lafayette set, or did you make that up yourself? I’m trying to get an idea of how much fabric to buy, and for the pattern it says 1 yard. Thanks!


    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thanks Ellen! The blanket is part of the pattern. 🙂 It’s view “I” in the pattern, calls for 2 yards (two one yard cuts). I made what you see in this pic with 2 yards total if that helps.

  10. Kristen says:

    Anna, that set is so adorable and inspiring! What size snaps did you use? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Kristen, I think they’re about the same size as recommended in the pattern. They’re the Snap Source size 16. 🙂

  11. Marta says:

    So so sweet! Did you use batting for the blanket?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Marta, no batting. 🙂 just the knit and fleece.

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