What to do with all of those adorable baby clothes
once they've grown out of them?
Of course, you'll hand down some to friends and relatives who are having babies shortly after. Or maybe you'll hoard them with the notion that one day your grandchildren will wear them (our mother). We've also seen someone over at Etsy sewing baby clothes onto a blanket.
But we love projects with fabric, so this is probably our favorite idea: A Baby Clothes Swatch Book. It's really up to you how creative you want to get. Wondertime's instructions are below. We think taking a favorite picture of baby in each outfit is a must to really bring back those memories. What a beautiful way to hold on to those few precious outfits you first hung in the closet in anticipation of your new arrival.
Instructions (via Wondertime's website.)
Using sharp scissors, cut the clothing into swatches that will fit on the blank book's pages. Experiment with a small piece of fabric first: Hold the fabric taut and make a small initial cut, then use the open jaw of the scissors to zip the length of the fabric. It's easiest to rip woven fabrics along the grain. If you prefer a more precise edge, draw a chalk line on the fabric and cut along it, then dust it off after cutting.
Match the photos (if using) to the clothing.
Mount the photos and fabrics onto the pages, using double-sided tape.
Write your memories on the labels. Affix the labels as desired.