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10 ways to make a memento out of old baby clothing

It's come to my attention, well actually I've known for a while, that babies go through clothes quite quickly.  Whether it’s because they grow too fast or you saved them for ‘special’ and ‘special’ didn't come around very often, you end up with a heap of baby clothes that don't fit anymore.

But with the sentimental value, where those cute and tiny clothes are full of memories, you don't want to give them away. And if you’re like me and running out of space and hiring a builder to build a storage facility is not an option then you'll want to check out these crafty ideas on ways to upcycle baby clothes.

From a simple project like the Framed Favourites to the more complicated project like the Baby Memory Quilts there is sure to be something that will inspire you to make a memento out of your old baby clothes.  

1. Button Keepsake Heart made from old baby clothes (source)

button keepsake heart
2. Quiet Book made from old baby clothes (source)
Baby Clothes Quiet Book

3. Baby Memory Quilt made from old baby clothes (source)

Baby Memory Quilt 

4. Boy's Baby Memory Quilt made from old baby clothes (source)
Baby Boys Memory Quilt

5. Framed old baby clothes memento (source)

Framed Baby Clothes Memento
6. Teddy made from old baby clothes (source)
Teddy Bear made from old baby clothes

7. Tutorial to make a tree pillow from old baby clothes (source)

Memory Tree Pillow
8. Tutorial to make doll clothes from old baby clothes (source)
Doll Clothes made from old baby clothes

9. Make a soft toy from old baby clothes (source)
Soft Toy made from old baby clothes

10. Make bunting from old baby clothes (source)

Bunting made from old baby clothes 

For more inspiration check out my Pinterest board Upcycled Baby Clothing
Submitted by: Rachel Richards (Editor of Just A little Bit Cute)

Rachel is a mum-of-one, a copywriter in training for, has fashion retail experience of 12 years and is an extrovert hiding out in an introverts body!
Edited by: Ben De Haan

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Sue Burke says ...
Thank you for these fantastic ideas. Thanks to the increased baggage allowance, I have just brought a suitcase full of baby clothes from NZ back to the UK to make some baby memories for my grand-daughters. I shall be able to return the finished items next year.
Other great re-cycling ideas as well. We all need to re-think ways to use our rubbish instead of it going to landfill sites.

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