Baby Zeke was born a month early, so his baby shower ended up being a welcome baby party! Either way, I had fun sewing up these cuties.
I didn't get creative with patterns either, I used tutorials from some of the greats in blogland. I got this adorable (but still boy) fabric at Joann's.
First up, this handsome elephant. I didn't want to sew on buttons because of the choking hazard, but I wish I would have made some cute felt eyes now that I think about it. I used Simplicity pattern 2613 for the elephant. I'll admit, I didn't love the pattern and it was kind overly complicated. Next time I make one, I will just use it for the shape and sew it up more logically, lol.
Note: I use machine washable stuffing, so this guy can go right in the laundry:)
A handsome bib with a felt Z for the little man. I used Homemade by Jill's great Bib Tutorial and printable pattern here. In true Jill fashion, the directions and photos make it simple.
The back side I used a yellow ribbed knit. Jill uses terry cloth, but I had the knit on hand and I love the colors together.
Car seat strap covers- especially for those tiny little heads:) I used Ashley at Make it and Love it's tutorial here. I cut my squares to 5 1/2x 5 1/2 and they fit a graco snugride car seat strap perfectly. I love these:) And again, her directions are so easy to follow.
So there, throw in some baby wipes and I've got a perfect gift for little Zeke. Welcome to the world little man!!