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4.21.2010

How to Sew Fabric Baby Blocks from Scrap Fabrics


Do you have tons of scraps laying around? I know I do. Plus I am always looking for new things to sew for my baby. These baby blocks are a great toy, plus you don't even need a pattern for them.
pattern baby blocks sewing gift simple and quick idea scrap buster project
I have tons of scraps of fabric. I am always looking for ways to use them up. One solution that I have found is to make baby blocks with them.

These blocks are stuffed with a mixture of batting and small fabric scraps (about 1 inch). They are a bit heavier than normal, but that is great for stacking.

pattern baby blocks sewing gift simple and quick idea scrap buster projectMy girls love them. They are constantly playing with them, even though they were made for baby shower gifts.

These blocks are super easy to make. All you do is cut out 6 squares of fabric (these blocks are 6 inches square) I have also done 4 inch ones and they were a great size also. I did a 9 inch square one and it was a bit big.

Then after you have cut them out, sew the squares together to form a block, with the right sides of the fabrics facing each other. I like to sew 3 pieces together in the shape of an L, then repeat with the other 3. Then sew them together. Make sure to leave a small opening so that you can turn the block right side out and then stuff the block with your choice of material.

Have a great day and Happy Sewing

10 comments:

Ginger said...

Super cute! I've done a bunch of these but with a little twist...I've added one large loop of ribbon off one corner for my son to hold onto and did some with a jingle bell in the middle for a soft jingling while he plays. Now that I've seen these, I have an itch to make more! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ginger
SSB

Denise said...

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JenBrown said...

Cute! I made some for my son and put letters on them to spell out his initials. I was going to spell his whole name but it was taking too long! :) I have done what Ginger did and put bells in them and one I put a wipes wrapper and plastic wrap so it was crinkly.

Fawnda said...

SUper cute! I love the fabric! :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Bobbie -these are super cute! Love the fabrics too! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Kaysi said...

Those are so fun and look so soft. I'm sure that babies would love these!

Cheryl said...

These are pretty. The fabric choices go so well too. I don't know why I haven't gotten around to making any yet. Thanks for linking up to Craftastic Monday!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! These turned out adorable! I love the prints! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Leslie said...

So cute! I wish I was handy with a sewing machine!

Kimmy said...

What a cute idea!! I absolutely love how adorable they are! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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