banana boy baby gift

by Dana on October 16, 2012

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:

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1 Palak October 16, 2012 at 11:12 am

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 Jackie October 16, 2012 at 11:21 am

That is one lucky baby boy!


3 Jen October 16, 2012 at 11:24 am

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


4 Kim October 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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 Collette October 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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


6 j Shock October 16, 2012 at 1:58 pm

nice GnR reference ;)


7 Jennifer October 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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!


8 Herzliebchen October 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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


9 Heather B October 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

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.


10 Melany @ Project Anthologies October 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

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!


11 Kimberly October 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

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!


12 Bron October 17, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Dana, I love this idea! I just made your two layer skirt after being in a baby fog for the last year! Would love for you to see
Cheers bron x


13 Nicole October 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

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.


14 ali thompson October 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm

such a great gift–seriously lucky baby. well done!


15 Delia October 24, 2012 at 12:22 am

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


16 Jenny November 8, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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


17 Sophia Junkins February 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

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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