Sashiko Baby Bonnet

DIY Sashiko Baby Bonnet on The Cottage Mama. This is SO sweet!

I have been meaning to blog about this Sashiko Baby Bonnet for over 6 months now, but time just has a way of getting away from me these days. This beautiful baby bonnet was a gift for Jospehine from the amazingly talented Evy Hawkins. I met Evy through our mutual sewing machine sponsor, Baby Lock Sewing and Embroidery Machines. We apparently just missed each other teaching at the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion. The first year I started teaching, she wasn’t teaching, but luckily our paths crossed at the first Baby Lock Common Threads Event.

Can I tell you how much I love Evy? She truly has one of these most positive and lovely spirits of anyone I have ever met. If you’ve ever met her, you know what I’m talking about. Am I right? I’m right. So this last year when I brought Josephine with me to the 2nd Baby Lock Common Threads event, Evy gave me this handmade baby bonnet that she created using the Baby Lock Sashiko machine. I just about fell over. I just couldn’t believe that she would take the time out to make something so precious for my sweet baby girl. It was truly so generous. And throughout the event, Josie just loved her ‘Aunt Evy’. She would hold her and be content for hours. I believe children can sense a loving soul and Evy is that and more.

DIY Sashiko Baby Bonnet on The Cottage Mama. This is SO sweet!

So let’s talk a little bit about the Baby Lock Sashiko machine. It’s a specialty machine in the Baby Lock line-up of machines and it’s really special. It helps you to achieve the look of hand-sewing, yet it’s done on the machine with only a bobbin thread. And the amount of embellishing that can be done on this machine is incredible. You can also gather, as you can see her on this baby bonnet. And I actually have one myself (you might have seen it over on my Instagram). But most of you are probably thinking……….you do? I’ve never seen you post any projects using that machine……well, yeah, I haven’t had a lot of time to really play and learn my Sashiko since I got it right before I had Josephine. But Evy is the Sashiko master (she calls her machine ‘Sassy Girl’) and teaches classes for Baby Lock on this machine. She creates beautiful clothing, accessories, children’s clothes and all kinds of things on the Sashiko. I’m looking forward to really mastering the Sashiko this year and sharing some of these projects with all of you. It’s a new year and my sassy girl and I are definitely going to get better acquainted.

DIY Sashiko Baby Bonnet on The Cottage Mama. This is SO sweet!

Do you see the embroidery floss that has been incorporated to this baby bonnet on the edge? There’s also another row of embellishing done about an inch from the edge. Yes, that’s all done on the Sashiko!

DIY Sashiko Baby Bonnet on The Cottage Mama. This is SO sweet!

And I have a soft spot for things that look as pretty on the inside as they do on the out. Look at this…….perfection, I tell you. The fabric Evy used on the inside is so super soft, perfect for a baby!

DIY Sashiko Baby Bonnet on The Cottage Mama. This is SO sweet!

So I wish I had an adorable picture of Josephine wearing this bonnet to share with you. But I tend to have babies with very large heads. By the time I saw Evy, the bonnet JUST fit, so now Josie’s head has well grown out of this bonnet. But I will certainly be keeping this in her hope chest. It will be treasured and she can have it to put on her sweet baby someday. A modern heirloom, for sure!

Again, I’m looking forward to introducing you to the Baby Lock Sashiko this year, but if you are eager to find out more, head over to Evy’s website and poke around. She’s got lots of great info., tips and tricks! Also, you can find out more specifics about the Baby Lock Sashiko by clicking here.

Happy Sewing!


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  1. Aw, you are too kind dearie! Thank you for those sweet words <3 I can't wait to see the magic your talented fingers will bring to life on your Sassy Girl this year!

  2. This bonnet is so cute! Is there a pattern available for it? I have three friends expecting baby girls soon and this would be a great gift!!