I love putting together themed baby shower gifts. A few months ago I found a couple of yards of adorable pirate fabric on clearance. It was so soft and I although I didn’t have a project in mind for it yet, I knew I had to buy it. I was really excited to be invited to a baby shower this weekend where I got to make a boy gift! It feels like everyone I know having babies lately are expecting girls. The pirate fabric was perfect for a themed gift – blanket, burp cloths, and a lovey.
I had some bright green striped fabric that went perfectly with the the blue pirates. The blanket was very simple. I sewed the wrong sides together, turned them right side out, and then top stitched the edges.
The burp cloths turned out really cute too. I use cloth diapers as a base to make burp cloths. Previously I’ve hemmed the edges of my decorative fabric before stitching them on the diaper. This time I tried something different. I serged the edges instead of hemming. I will probably make all my burp cloths like this!
The lovey is just a smaller version of the blanket with added ribbon to the edges.
For an extra touch of personalization I made a matching card and gift bag. I stitched fabric, ribbon, and a message directly onto a piece of card stock and then used hot glue to attach it to the top of the card. I didn’t sew directly onto the card because I don’t like thread showing on the inside.
The bag has a cute matching ruffle along the top. I ruffled the two fabrics together, hemmed the edges, and used hot glue to attach it to the top of the bag.
Perfect pirate wrapping for my cute gift!
I added a Brie Brie Blooms pirate onesie, hat, and bib to finish the gift.
We had so much fun at the shower this afternoon and I’m sure our gift was loved!
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