Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sewing for Baby

As I make gifts for friends and their babies, I often think of what I'd like to make my own children.  I'd love to make a quilt, but I think it's best if I wait to find out who my little one is. And more than likely, I'll make a larger quilt that would one day go on his or her big-kid bed. I just couldn't seem to get it together to make a baby quilt as I had a lot of other things to prepare for.

But there were several other smaller projects I could do! Like burp clothes! I sat down and made three of them this weekend, two in blue and one in the polka dot orange fabric that is my new favorite.

I also tried a new project: a diaper changing pad. I purchased iron-on vinyl and ironed it to the light blue fabric with the square pattern (you can't see that part in the photo, but it's the same fabric as the burp cloth) and then sandwiched quilt batting in between that and the other blue/white fabric I recently purchased, made a wipe-able pad! I sewed a matching button and a loop of elastic and wha-la - it rolls up and travels great! The iron-on vinyl was a lot cheaper than buying vinyl fabric and this way, you can make any fabric easy to clean by just wiping it off.

The other project that I started this weekend was flannel cloth wipes. I figured if I'm going to use cloth diapers, I may as well use cloth wipes and wash it all together. Hopefully this will cut down on the 1) waste and 2) expense of buying disposable wipes for years. The flannel was extra fabric given to me by another crafty lady, so it didn't cost me anything. I only had time to make a handful, so this will have to be an ongoing project.

There are so many other things I'd love to make for this baby of mine. Here's hoping there will be time for sewing after he or she is born!

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