Baby or Toddler Sewing & Embroidery Ideas

One of the best reasons to get into sewing and embroidery is for the many incredible things you can create for children, toddlers or babies. If it’s for yourself, or for your friends, it’s a great way to save money and create something unique and incredibly gorgeous.

The following items can all be made on the Brother Innovis NV950 Sewing & Embroidery machine or similar combination machines.

Embroider Buddy – Whimsy Unicorn (Pink)

There is a large range of Embroider Buddies available, however for this gift idea I have chosen the Whimsy Unicorn in Pink. I downloaded the Too Cute Unicorn embroidery design from Urban Threads and imported the design into Embrilliance. I then added  my friend’s baby girls name, who is turning one over the weekend. The font below is called Jelly B 17mm, which is a BX Font by Lindee Goodall. However, there are plenty of fonts you can use or choose from.


The Embroider Buddies are a great gift to personalise and give to loved ones. Plus, with the introduction of the new Classic Clara Collection range you have even more to choose from. Plus, the first 150 Embroider Buddies purchased before 31st December, 2016 will receive a free Embroider Buddy Christmas Hat, worth $4.95.

Simplicity Pattern 1378 Babies Outfit

If you’re new to sewing then these types of patterns are a perfect place to start. They are simple and easy to follow including well written instructions and diagrams. Go through basic sewing techniques to build up your sewing skills as you go.


Plus, you can choose to alter or decorate your outfits as you please. For example, the outfit below I have chosen dress A and omitted the gathered decoration at the base of the skirt. I then included the same embroidery design on the skirt to match the Unicorn Embroider Buddy. The following dresses were then sewn to match the Simplicity pattern.

Version One – With Unicorn Embroidery


Version Two – With Ruffles1378-simplicity-outfit-03


Version Three – With Ruffles



I have also used the Snap Buttons for the front from Snaps Australia. You can see how they are placed on the garment in our iPad case with ruffles tutorial.

Happy Sewing by Erin from Echidna!

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