Maternity Sewing Tutorials Roundup 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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first of all, let's get this out of the way no, i'm not preggers again :P what i am is excited about all the new maternity sewing tutorials that have popped up since last years roundup! i promised you all that i would, preggers or not, keep up on the maternity roundups each year so you can have a fun resource to turn to for stylish, affordable and helpful maternity sewing tutorials, patterns, links and resources.

are you in the need for the perfect maternity dress? need a cute maternity top for your baby bump? how about finding out how to make your own belly band or nursing pads? we've got it all for you here and what's not here can be found in last year's roundup. so sport that mommy glow, show off your lovely curves...let's get sewing!!!!!

other skirt links:

* maternity pencil skirt by domesticday
* maternity yoga skirt on diymaternity
* turning a normal skirt into a maternity skirt on burdastyle

other nursing links:
* ta ta nursing tank on burdastyle

* tricks for wearing maternity clothes on viva veritas
* sewing for a belly series over at mad mim as well as tips for maternity sewing alterations
* sew a maternity band on make it and love it
* make a no sew maternity band on diy maternity
* maternity sewing and nursing patterns by megan nielsen on the fabulous new site - diy maternity. this is a great resource for tons of info and patterns for diy maternity and post partum sewing.
* maternity apron on sew fearless
* designer maternity gown
* check out how to wear anna maria horner's early empire cinch from the book "handmade beginnings" on the cottage home.
* don't forget our new dress tutorial "MODify" can also be changed up easily for maternity.

readers faves:

* maternity pants tutorial from "if only they would nap".
* diy maternity skirt from "life is just a bowl of cherries".

hope you enjoy the roundup ladies! i want to know your faves too! is there a pattern or tutorial that you love that isn't in the 2010 or this year's roundup? share it in the comments below and i'll add your link to the post! congrats to all of you and enjoy this special and wondrous time of your life :)


  1. Ahhhhh!!! This just made my day - I am so honored. Love your site, and I can go to bed happy now :)

    Thank you so much!

  2. This is perfect timing! I just found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm pregnant! So glad I can share it in blogland, cuz it's still a secret from most people right now :)

  3. I spy my tutorial in the mix! Thank you so much for including it, I'm honored!! And for creating the round up...couldn't have come at a better time for me as I desperately need summer dresses!

  4. Ahhh love this round up!! Makes me want to be preggers again :-)

  5. I'm totally done having kids but all these tutorials make me want to have another baby so I can sew cute stuff for myself :) Thanks for the great roundup!

  6. These make me want to be pregnant again! One day :) Love almost all of these tutes - I'm bookmarking this fo sho.

  7. thanks for the awesome roundup! i've seen some of these, but i definitely saw some new ideas and some things i've been thinking about trying. love it!

    i have a maternity jeans tutorial that is a little different from the one you showed:

  8. Yay! I am so excited to look at all of these!! I have a tutorial up on my site for a fun and easy maternity skirt. Here is the link:
    Thanks again for the round-up!

  9. Here is a tutorial on how to change your regular bra into a nursing bra! Nursing bras can be so boring (wink) and expensive, so I've found this to be *very* helpful:

    I did use regular nursing clasps, (found them on e-bay a little more reasonable,) and the only change I made was adding a length of elastic to the extra slot in the clasp so when I unhook it to nurse, I don't lose the shoulder strap down my back.

    Wish I had your round-ups when I was pregnant! I am definitely keeping them in mind for baby number two, whenever that might be.

  10. awesome round up, even though I probably won't be having anymore kids, this is just cool to see all in one round up!

  11. wow, thanks for the feature!! i am completely honored!! your site is wonderful--also absolutely loved the round-up! especially now that i'm already growing OUT of my current maternity clothes--thanks for all the inspirations for me to get on with making more! :D

  12. Okay, I've got another idea for nursing mothers. If making a tank or dress that is going to be hard for you to pull aside to nurse, put a 9" invisible zipper in the side seam.

  13. Lovely! I'm so happy I came across your site--love all these looks and can't wait to check out each tutorial. I can't believe I never tried sewing for myself when I was expecting--with all this inspiration, next time around I will be sure to!

  14. This is great! I really enjoy sewing, and my sweet daughter-in-law is newly pregnant with twins, making me so very, very happy! I must find something very special to sew for her . . .

  15. Wow, I'm honored to be among your links!!! Thanks for the shout out. I know I had a hard time finding great stuff so thought I would share what has taken me my pregnancy to find :) Enjoy! I had seen some of the patterns before falling pregnant and then couldn't find them! These make me want to be pregnant again!I will definitely be using these ideas! Thanks so much.

  16. Thank you so much for putting this together. Came up with my own versions of the dresses above and hope to do more....

  17. Bless you for compiling this list (and doing all the hard work for me!)!!! Hopefully this can round out my wardrobe for next few months and help me save a few pennies as well! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  18. was scrounging around looking for future ideas, fell in love with the perfect maternity dress, but it's a dead link. But I did a bit of hunting and they have a new updated version of the tutorial.

  19. I was able to make a t-shirt into a maternity dress. The idea is good, and I think others could make it cuter:
    Thanks for all your links!!

  20. Perfect. I'm due in August and will have to endure the HOT Texas summer with a huge belly. Hopefully I can find some easy to make comfy and cool summer dresses. Thanks!

  21. Hi, I just found your site via Pinterest, and I'm honoured to have my maternity skirt tutorial featured. I notice though that the link no longer works. This one though does or it should, if it doesn't then visit my blog and it's there in the side bar. x


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