Babies, they’re so cute, always wearing something new or the latest trend. But did you know that you can make some quick cash selling baby items? There is no doubt about it, sewing for babies is fun and profitable.
If you’re a bit handy with a needle and thread, then this list is for you. Baby items to sew and sell are a great way to make money.
The great thing about sewing these baby items is that they are pretty easy to make and don’t take very long. Depending on your skills, once you get going, you can whip up several of these cute things in a couple of hours.
Here are 25 cute and easy sewing projects for babies that will sell well at craft fairs or online.
You can make a lot of money sewing and sewing stuffed animals. Because they are cute and cuddly, stuffed animals make great first toys for babies. They can also be used to decorate a nursery or playroom. Making stuffed animals is an easy way to start a small business because the material is relatively inexpensive and easy to come by. You can get creative with the fabric choices and sewing techniques, making stuffed animals that reflect your personal style.
New parents spend hundreds of dollars every year on disposable diapers. A great alternative is cloth diapers, which are more economical than disposables and better for the environment because they don’t end up in landfills. You can make a nice profit by selling cloth diapers that you make yourself.
This is one of the easiest items to sew if you want to start making baby crafts. You can make them with elastic, ribbon, or even out of fabric. No matter which option you choose they are always popular and easy to sell in craft markets.
Nursing pillows are great for moms who breastfeed their babies. The pillow supports the baby at the right angle and takes some of the pressure off the mother’s wrist. I know that my wrists and elbows would have been in much better shape if I had had one of these when I was nursing my children.
Diaper bags are another great baby item to sew and sell. There are many different styles and designs to choose from so you can make something unique for your customers. You can also make coordinating accessories like wet bags, wipes cases, changing pads, etc. to sell with the diaper bag.
It is pretty common to see fabric blocks for sale at craft shows or online. They can be used as toys for babies or toddlers, or combined into a lap quilt for an older person.
Baby bibs are one of the most popular things to sew and sell. They are useful, practical, and take very little fabric. For those reasons, they make a great choice for those looking for baby items to sew at home to sell.
Another benefit of baby bibs is that they usually take less than an hour to make from start to finish. This makes it possible for you to create a large number of baby bibs in a short amount of time. It also makes them great for beginners who don’t have much sewing experience.
Burp cloths are another popular item when it comes to baby items that people want to buy. They are very useful because babies spit up often (and sometimes it does not just spit). For this reason, burp cloths are always in demand.
Car Seat Canopy
The canopy of a car seat is one of the most practical baby items you can sew. It keeps babies warm, dry, shaded, and protected from the elements. A car seat canopy can also be made out of soft fabric that won’t scratch delicate skin.
These make great gifts for new parents, especially when paired with a bottle of baby wash or shampoo and some bath toys. They are easy to sew and can be made out of cotton flannel or fleece, both of which are very soft on the baby’s skin. Washcloths are usually small enough to send through the mail without having to worry about shipping costs, too.
These towels do double duty as a bathtime companion for babies and as a way to keep them warm after their bath is over! They’re perfect for making out of terry cloth since it dries so well. Be sure to add some cute ears to the hood.
Baby Fleece Slippers
These fleece slippers are perfect for the winter season, keeping baby’s feet warm and cozy is a priority for new parents. You can use either a store-bought pattern or an online pattern to create a bunch of these adorable little shoes to sell.
Changing Pad Covers
Changing pad covers are an item that many new parents buy multiple of since they are constantly getting dirty. The best thing about changing pad covers is they are super easy to make. Simply cut out a rectangle shape out of your desired fabric and sew three edges together leaving one end open. Then add elastic at one end so you can slide the cover on and off easily. If you want to take it up a notch you could also add buttons or snaps to close the cover over the pad for extra protection from messes.
Playmats are another item that can be made with just fabric, foam sheets, batting, and some sort of vinyl or padding if you want extra comfort for the baby. This is a great item for babies that aren’t yet mobile because it provides them with their own little space for tummy time and playtime.
This is another one of those essential baby items that sell well on any craft shows and Etsy because it’s so practical and useful. Swaddle blankets are also very quick and easy to sew, which means you can make several in a day. There are lots of free patterns, so they’re also cost-effective to make.
Another great baby item to sew and sell is the receiving blanket. This is a perfect beginner sewing project. You can create your own pattern (it’s just a square!) or use one of these sweet patterns from Etsy.
One of the simplest baby items you can make is a nursery garland. You can add some extra interest by embellishing the circles with buttons or ribbons or adding lettering to spell out the baby’s name.
Leggings are always popular with moms, especially when they have prints that coordinate with tops. Sew baby leggings using knit fabric and stretch lace in coordinating colors, then offer them with matching T-shirts or onesies.
Babies love to feel safe and secure, so sleep sacks are always popular. Make them in different sizes for newborns through toddlers, and offer them in a range of fabrics including fleece and cotton interlock. Add extra fun by making them look like animals or favorite cartoon characters.
Some baby items that can be sewn are crib sheets. Crib sheets are easy to make and can be made from various types of fabric. Not only are they easy to make, but they can also be sold in bundles which will increase the price you can charge for them.
Cloth wipes can be used as burp rags or for cleaning up messes around the house in general. They are very simple to make and with a little creativity, you could create something unique and special.
One thing every new mom wants is cute outfits for her baby girl! Baby dresses are always in high demand and there are tons of adorable patterns that come in all sizes from newborns to toddlers. This means you can build up your wardrobe as the baby grows and sell them individually or as assets. You can even create matching accessories.
A cute baby hat is another idea for items that you could sew and sell online or in your local area. Baby hats are great because they keep the baby’s head warm but they also give them a cute look.
Baby scarves are an easy project that you could sew and sell right off the bat. There is no need to have much experience sewing because this is one of the easiest sewing projects out there. What I love about this project is that it relies on the creativity of the maker which means that you can make as many different styles as your heart desires.
Baby carriers for parents
Parents who want to keep their babies close will love the idea of baby carriers for parents. There are lots of different styles you can choose from, so there are lots of ways to get creative with your sewing skills.
If you have experience sewing baby items, it is definitely on your radar to make additional cash by creating a line of sewn baby item products. These are good to sell at local craft shows or to create a small shop on Etsy.