Monday, December 24, 2012

Baby Projects: Diaper Baggies

I picked up a roll of 4 gallon trash bags at the dollar store months ago for a different use, but since they were still laying around, I thought they would make a nice addition to my diaper bag for the...less then pleasant smelling baby diapers and soiled outfits in my future. ;)

Baby Projects: Nursing Cover

Although I did purchase a nursing cover on sale early in the pregnancy, even before use I'm not a fan of the design, and it seems too small to really cover much.
I wanted something, preferably a knit type fabric as opposed to cotton, that wouldn't look so "aprony", but be cute and cover nicely.
I scoured Pinterest, and found a super easy tutorial, using only one yard of jersey knit fabric. The total cost was $7 (I already had thread), and it took me five minutes to sew up.

Obviously I haven't actually used it yet, but so far I love it! :) It drapes very nicely, and I think it looks more like a poncho or shawl then a nursing cover.

Excuse the horrible picture, it was taken on my cell phone...

I also finished another pair of booties... How cute are they? ^_^

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Baby Projects: Quilt and Booties

So, I made the mistake of reading about how to sew minky, and totally psyched myself up to think it would be horrible. I put it off for months.

Then I got sick of that, and finished the quilt. Not so bad. Pretty easy, actually. I just cut the minky bigger then the quilt top, and used a lot of pins. It took me about a half hour to finish.

I adore minky. ^_^ It's so soft and adorable...

I also have quite a bit small scraps laying around, so I found this tutorial and decided to try it. They used fleece, which I do think would work a little better, and I plan on making more with fleece. I didn't have any at the time, so I decided to make my trial pair with terry. I think they're adorable, and they were fairly easy for my inexperienced sewer self.

I made mine in size 0-3 months. The inside top liner is chenille, and the outside toe is flannel.