banana boy baby gift

Our friend had a baby boy recently so I made the little monkey a gift, using 4 tutorials:

There’s a basic pair of Kid Pants, sized down to fit a 1-year old and made from cotton houndstooth.

A little pacifier clip:

And a hobo sack to hold it all (and future toys).  I used plain muslin for the bag, knit fabric scraps for the drawstrings, and the Warhol banana was a left over from the Warhol Dress I made almost 2 years ago!  Talk about holding on to stuff….

When I originally cut out the stencil for the dress, I kept the leftover pieces and made an inverse banana on a scrap piece of brown fabric. I also cut out a large square to go around the banana, then painted the whole thing with yellow paint.  Never throw out your freezer paper leftovers!

Then I wrapped up the gift, attached a Curious George card and it was ready to go.

Welcome to the jungle baby.

And speaking of babies, I finally updated the Celebrate Baby archives page.  Just click on a button below to go to the project:

  1. I love it! That hounds tooth pattern is one of my favorites! (And who can resist curious george?!?)

    I love seeing some boy sewing too!

  2. 2) Jackie

    That is one lucky baby boy!

  3. What an adorable gift. Love how the Curious George tied everything together!

  4. 4) Kim

    I love it! I wish we were friends in real life! My first little boy after three girls could really use some houndstooth pants!

  5. 5) Collette

    Oh, I love really adult prints in baby clothes. The houndstooth is wonderful!

  6. so super cute!! Makes me want to go out and get some houndstooth fabric and make some pants for my soon-to-be little boy!

  7. 8) Herzliebchen

    I just love the knitted newborn hat! Nice an easy and so quickt to do. Thanks for your inspiration!

  8. 9) Heather B

    some of your links at the bottom are broken, but your 404 page is hilarious 🙂

    Also, super cute themed gift! I’ll keep that in mind the next time I’ve got a baby gift to make.

  9. I adore your blog. That gift is so sweet – and unique! I own a shop in upstate NY and I come here whenever I need a shot of inspiration. Thanks for doing what you do!

  10. I love when you do these types of posts! I’ve been wanting to make your hobo bag to put Christmas gifts in for neices and nephews and you’ve made it so easy to find!

  11. Hey Dana- Awesome as always! My art history props would love the banana. To me, it means the Velvet Underground. Tried the maternity shirt link but getting a 404 error. But otherwise, Rock on.

  12. I can’t tell you how much I love this cute baby gift! So, so cute.

  13. 16) Jenny

    Oh my gosh, Nico’s gift! It was a WONDERFUL gift and I will have to email you a pic of him in his pants. Too sweet xoxo

  14. very nice… I love to make a personalize gift for my kids but don’t have an enough talent like yours. this would be the nicest gift he will received and every gift that has effort will be special.

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