Need a quick and easy baby gift that is something hand made? Try making some soft baby blocks. Easy to grip, painless if they are tossed at a parent’s head, and brightly colored, a set of sewn baby blocks is sure to please. This easy sewing pattern will make a set of 6 blocks.
Baby Block Materials
1/4 Yard of Cotton in each of 6 colors
1 Yard pre-printed alphabet baby block fabric
1 Bag Fiber Fill
Thread for sewing
Hand sewing needle
Soft Alphabet Baby Block Instructions
NOTE – For this project I’m using a pre-printed alphabet block pattern but you can use any multi-colored fabrics. You’ll need 36 – 6″ squares to make 6 blocks.
Cut Out Fabric
Cut along the black lines of the squares if you use the pre-printed fabric. If you use plain fabric, cut 36 squares that are 6″ wide/tall.
Sewing the Block Sides
To sew the block sides, place two squares together (make sure the letters are facing the same way) and sew a seam up one side. Repeat with 2 more blocks until you have a square shape.
Adding the Bottom
While you probably didn’t need to pin anything for the sides, you’ll likely need to pin the top and bottom pieces. Carefully line up a square facing inward on your square shape and pin the edges. Carefully fold the block to one side and sew a seam. Refold the block out of the way of the next seam and sew again. Repeat for all four sides.
Adding the Top
To add the top of the block you’ll repeat the process used for the top but on one side you need to leave a 1″ to 2″ gap so you can turn the block.
Carefully pull the block through the gap to turn right side out.
Using fiber fill, stuff the block.
Hand sew shut the gap used for turning and stuffing. Repeat for the next 5 blocks.
Watch the baby/toddler you give the blocks to enjoy the fun!