I was as shocked as you were, but no – you don’t need to know how to sew to start making your own baby clothing at home. You still need some supplies, but everything else is simpler than you expect. But let’s start from the beginning!
A sewing machine. Daa! Also some fabric. Daa again! These are the basics, yes.
You might also need things like zippers, buttons, interfacing, snap fasteners, apliques and other small knick knacks. But these solely depend on what kind of clothing you are planning to sew.
You start by browsing a baby sewing pattern marketplace (my favorite pattern shop is Otter Patterns, but there are plenty others on etsy) and buying a sewing pattern. Most (or the best) sewing pattern shops will send you a PDF with very detailed instructions and the pattern that you can print out with a home printer.
That’s when you will know what exactly you will need to make your clothing. Digital sewing pattern files usually have a checklist that includes fabric types, trims and even sewing machine functions to make your baby garment.
As soon as you receive everything (or buy it in the store), simply cut out pieces from your fabric and start sewing.
My personal advice, buy fabric and trims for more than one clothing piece. It will take you almost the same amount of time to make 3 pieces than it would take you to make one. Just repeat each operation multiple times.
Oh and one last thing! Most sewing patterns come in all different sizes, you can always make more childrens clothing when your little one outgrows the garment you made them. A great example would be a sweatshirt…
Sweatshirt you made became too small? No problem, just make the next size on the list and your kid has more classy stuff to wear. Amazing, right?