Posted: Jul 07, 2013 9:00 PM
We all want the very best for our babies, but it's hard to avoid sticker-shock when you are stocking up on all that baby gear. We've gathered up the best tutorials from around the web to help you make the cutest baby gear for a fraction of the cost!

When I first became pregnant I was so excited to shop for all of the must-have baby gear — but all those new baby expenses can add up fast. Luckily, with a little creativity and a few easy tutorials, you can craft your own baby essentials!

Simple DIY crib mobile

Crib mobile

Decorating a nursery can be one of the most exciting parts of preparing for baby. Rather than buying an expensive crib mobile, make one yourself in any pattern or color to match baby's room. Jamie with Sew She Sews shows you how to make your own.

No-sew upcycled baby hat

No-sew upcycled baby hat

No sewing skills? That doesn't mean you can't still make a cute hat for your little one! Alisa Burke with I Love to Create has an easy no-sew baby hat tutorial that upcycles using fabric from an old T-shirt!

DIY baby wrap carrier

baby wrap

Wearing your baby is a great calming technique, and also a good way to keep your hands free. Brand name baby carriers can be expensive, but Mile High Mom shows you how you can make one for less. There is even a no-sew option!

Fabric travel high chair

fabric travel high chair

Don't worry about lugging a big high chair or booster seat when you head to Grandma's for dinner. This fabric travel high chair tutorial from Homemade by Jill is easy to transport and will keep your baby secure in any dining chair.

DIY wipeable changing pad

wipeable changing pad

Changing your baby's diaper while out and about is inevitable, but the changing tables in public restrooms can be really gross! Tricia from Leafy Treetop Spot has a great tutorial showing you how to make your own wipeable changing pad for baby.

Make a pretty wipes case

pretty wipes case

Jazz up that boring plastic wipes case! Jessie from Simple Dimples has a simple tutorial to make a plain plastic wipes case match your style.

Fabric nursing cover tutorial

nursing cover

Some women aren't comfortable nursing in public without the help of a cover. If you would like to cover up without spending a fortune, check out Prudent Baby's DIY nursing cover tutorial.

Stroller cup holder tutorial

stroller cup holder tutorial

Even the fanciest strollers don't always have enough cup holders. Cheryl from Sew Can Do shares how to make a cute fabric cup holder for that extra sippy cup.

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