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SoCaliMommy's Avatar SoCaliMommy 08:10 PM 06-27-2011

 I'm working on this right now http://jchandmade.typepad.com/jc_handmade/2008/11/bias-for-baby.html in the same yarn as the milo vest.

 

my attempts at trying to make diapers ended up in a disaster blah.

 

 I do plan  making some fleece pull on covers eventually.



IwannaBanRN's Avatar IwannaBanRN 09:26 AM 06-28-2011

I just bought a sewing machine at a garage sale this weekend, so I'm gong to be starting some projects. :)


dashley111's Avatar dashley111 10:34 AM 06-28-2011

I REALLY want to pull our my sewing machine, but I have no idea where the cord is!  We had a giant flood in our basement and everything got tossed around.  I'm wanting to try the fleece diaper pattern I see one here.  I know that financially the only way to cloth diaper is to be self sufficient and make them myself- but Im a knitter!  I only want to knit things! 

 

I'm thinking I should try to find a good place to barter.  Lol.


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 10:58 AM 06-28-2011

I am currently working on this hat and this sweater. Both are VERY easy and I can't wait for the finished products! I'll share pictures when they are done. Right now the sweater seems big (for being 0-3mo size) but it will fit him at some point, so I'm not worried ;)


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 02:29 PM 06-28-2011

Something totally NOT baby related, but I just had to share!! energy.gif

 

 

Today I whipped together a cover for a sleeping mat we bought for my dog for camping. I can't bear the thought of her sleeping on the cold, hard ground - but she can't sleep with me anymore! 
 
So we bought a little self inflating mat:
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And I folded it in half and made a cover!:
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Sorry it's so dark - it's cloudy today.
 
Here's the opening. I made the brown fabric overlap so the mat is protected:
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I bought that cute camping fleece fabric as a remnant (marked half off) and it was just enough to make this! 
The brown fabric is a thick linen. 
 
 
She likes it!
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LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 02:30 PM 06-28-2011


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Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

I REALLY want to pull our my sewing machine, but I have no idea where the cord is!  We had a giant flood in our basement and everything got tossed around.  I'm wanting to try the fleece diaper pattern I see one here.  I know that financially the only way to cloth diaper is to be self sufficient and make them myself- but Im a knitter!  I only want to knit things! 

 

I'm thinking I should try to find a good place to barter.  Lol.



Can you order a new cord? I know for my machine the replacement cords are not expensive. thumb.gif


sunshinemoma's Avatar sunshinemoma 11:56 PM 06-28-2011


 

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Originally Posted by LunaLady View Post

Something totally NOT baby related, but I just had to share!! energy.gif

 

 

Today I whipped together a cover for a sleeping mat we bought for my dog for camping. I can't bear the thought of her sleeping on the cold, hard ground - but she can't sleep with me anymore! 
 
So we bought a little self inflating mat:
pTSA-10173849reg.jpg
 
And I folded it in half and made a cover!:
260205_10150201937497644_509062643_6830045_5094098_n.jpg
Sorry it's so dark - it's cloudy today.
 
Here's the opening. I made the brown fabric overlap so the mat is protected:
261269_10150201937542644_509062643_6830046_1830741_n.jpg
 
 
I bought that cute camping fleece fabric as a remnant (marked half off) and it was just enough to make this! 
The brown fabric is a thick linen. 
 
 
She likes it!
263543_10150201956167644_509062643_6830234_6073398_n.jpg
 
 

hahaha!  This is SOO cute.  What a cute pic.  You're sweet 

 


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 08:35 AM 06-29-2011

Thanks, Sunshinemoma! I'm just glad she likes it ROTFLMAO.gif


dashley111's Avatar dashley111 07:54 PM 06-29-2011


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Well, my sewing machine died on me but I did get most of my newborn diapers made. I made the 15 newborn fitteds and the fleece soakers.

 

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I sewed up some fleece soakers today that look a lot like these.  I got the idea from a site I was looking at that suggested recycling old fleece blankets and robes, so I used some ole fleece blankets.  They seem REALLY thin, though.  I have never cloth diapered so I dont know what is considered normal.  On the 4th one I did I added an extra layer inside. 

 

How many layers are these?  How thick is the fleece?
 

 


Ajbaby 08:50 PM 06-29-2011

I used the katrina soaker pattern, they are the nb size. I haven't cd'd before, so these may be too small. But they are one layer of I think blizzard fleece from Joanns. I was going to make bigger sizes and add an extra layer in the wet zone if my machine hadn't died on me.


dashley111's Avatar dashley111 08:59 PM 06-29-2011

I will look up the pattern, thanks thumb.gif


talktomenow's Avatar talktomenow 09:19 AM 06-30-2011

LunaLady, you, the camping mat, the dog... all adorable!!!! Love it. 

 

Ash, I'm a knitter, too. I'm just trying to find the cheapest diapers I can and am knitting lots of covers.

 

 


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 10:14 AM 06-30-2011

Thanks, TalkToMeNow love.gif


seraf's Avatar seraf 06:19 AM 07-01-2011

I have been following along here and wanted to finally throw my hat in the ring.

 

Here are a couple of pics of things I've made so far.  All from recycled materials (egads we have a lot of old t-shirts to use up).

 

Pants in various sizes (ok, a couple don't have the waistband yet), the 2 middle bottom pairs are wool longies.

 

 

 

Newborn sized wool soakers from a sweater.  

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Some random pants, leg warmers, hat, bib and shoes.

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I just got a serger (and figured out how to thread it) so I'm hoping to step up the sewing as soon as summer settles in and we quit traveling so much.  I want to make lots of little undies (we EC), tights and random fun stuff.


dashley111's Avatar dashley111 08:49 AM 07-01-2011

Those are awesome Seraf!  You have given me a whole lot of recycling ideas :)  We don't have any old wool, but I bet I could find some at Goodwill for cheap. 


seraf's Avatar seraf 10:52 AM 07-01-2011

Thanks dashley, all my wool is from the the thrift store.  But then everything I wear is from thrift, too.  Oh, but I was wrong, the blue Thomas pants were from material we originally got for a carseat cover.  I really like the look of the Katrina soaker pattern (and I have made them before, they sew up nicely), but I feel like the bum sweater pattern is a more efficient use of material since I can use the inverted triangles to make soakers, too.  I got 8 newborns and 2 mediums from 1big sweater body (the sleeves had long ago been sacrificed for long snow pants for a toddler).  Of course I don't really need 8 newborn covers, but I would rather give away the extras than have to throw away scrap.


LiLStar's Avatar LiLStar 02:38 AM 07-27-2011

Thought diaper sewing mamas would like to see this :) I discovered cheap PUL on clearance http://www.fabric.com/clearance-fabric-fashion-fabric-clearance-discount-fabric-65-off-apparel-fabric-pul-fabric.aspx there's only white. No idea if its as good quality as you can get elsewhere, but its worth mentioning that the PUL sold at joanns.com has mixed reviews.. some reviewers having issues, others saying they've made loads of diapers with no problems? Depends on batch? Might not even be the same supplier as fabric.com? *shrug* but I figure for the price, it might just be worth the risk eh? Also, and I'm not sure if this code still works, but CLEAR511 is supposed to take an additional 30% off clearance. 


SoCaliMommy's Avatar SoCaliMommy 09:29 PM 08-05-2011

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LiLStar's Avatar LiLStar 01:26 AM 08-06-2011

I just scored a super soft wool sweater off freecycle. a relatively lightweight one. Ahh, gotta love when people shrink their sweaters on accident ;) I had that sucker cut out and sewed into a nb romper within a couple hours of getting it home! And if tapatalk decides to ever work for me again (grrr! paid apps should *always* work!) I'll post some pics. I find the process of take picture, email to pc, save, figure out where chrome decided to save it (it doesn't let me choose the folder. ugh. and puts it some place obscure thats always complicated for me to get to. there's 2 "download" folders in completely different places and i will NEVER remember which one it likes to use) then once found, go to forum, and upload it.. just such a PITA! I literally DLed tapatalk so I could post pics without any drama. Its red, with maybe the slightest hint of a cranberry color to it, and I used white as the trim! The pattern is a NB, but runs slightly big so I'm hoping it still fits around Christmas. I grow my babies HUGE :P both were 14 lbs 8oz at 6 weeks. 


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 10:03 AM 08-06-2011

Yesterday I perfected my serger corners by making cloth baby wipes!

I bought flannel receiving blankets at Goodwill for $.99 for TWO. I bought a TON, not only to use, but the cut up to make wipes and onesies and pants. 

So I cut up two and made 18 12"x6" wipes - which can be folded in half for messy stuff or left open for ... less messy stuff moon.gif

 

So how many receiving blankets should I keep whole to use as intended? I'm sure I'll get some from the baby shower, too... thumb.gif


Jennifer B's Avatar Jennifer B 02:16 PM 08-06-2011

Babylegs!!!

 

I broke out my sewing machine after a LONG break - at least six years!  I followed this tutorial:  http://littlenannygoat.blogspot.com/2009/03/babylegs.html.  It was SEW easy!  (Pun intended)  Even after having not sewn in so long, the first pair of baby legs only took me about 30 minutes.  Now that I've done it once I doubt it will take more than 10 or 15 minutes the next time.  The only thing that would have made the project better would have been if I had old knee socks around the house to re-purpose.  I didn't so my mom found knee socks at the dollar store for me. 

 


justamama's Avatar justamama 11:17 PM 08-07-2011

I FINALLY started my first pair of longies for this baby last night! I haven't been crocheting much because my arm/wrist issues have been bothering me. But since all of the relaxin has decided to wreak havoc on my pubic joint instead, I managed to get them started. I just need to do the gusset and legs and they'll be done. :D


dashley111's Avatar dashley111 09:53 AM 08-08-2011

I don't even have it in my to finish the soaker I started- I think Ive knitted about 4 (including the one still on needles).  There is some serious slacking going on here!


justamama's Avatar justamama 01:19 PM 08-08-2011

UGH! I read the sizing wrong and these longies are WAAAAAY too big (size starts at 11lbs. My biggest has been 7lbs...God help me if this kid is 11lbs, lol). So I need to scrap them, find a pattern for NEWBORN longies to crochet, and start over.

 


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 01:22 PM 08-08-2011

Does anyone have a link to a free onesie pattern? I bought a pattern packet from JoAnns, but the instructions are so freakin' complicated and require interfacing and whatnot... I've never seen a onesie with interfacing before! Silly.


Jennifer B's Avatar Jennifer B 03:05 PM 08-08-2011


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Does anyone have a link to a free onesie pattern? I bought a pattern packet from JoAnns, but the instructions are so freakin' complicated and require interfacing and whatnot... I've never seen a onesie with interfacing before! Silly.

 

I don't have a onesie pattern, but I did find this newborn gown pattern that I am going to try my hand at soon.  It looks pretty easy.

 

http://projectsbyjess.blogspot.com/2011/02/tutorial-baby-sleep-sack.html

 

 


LiLStar's Avatar LiLStar 03:29 PM 08-08-2011

i've never used interfacing in my life, even when it calls for it. and any kind of simplicity patterns or whatever, i always find the instructions to be *worthless*. I cut out the pattern pieces, look at the picture of how its supposed to turn out.. and then just kinda wing it. Put it together like a puzzle. Is it a lap tee style onesie? Because I've made a couple of those and I find making lap tees disorienting as heck! If it is, I bet you could google "lap tee tutorial" and find better instructions somewhere. I don't think I would have been able to do the lap tee without following close instructions. 


LunaLady's Avatar LunaLady 10:04 AM 08-09-2011

Thanks for the help, girls. I have seen that tutorial, so cute! I might try it. 

 

The pattern I have is not only lap tee, but it also is 'kimono style' with snaps up the sides... I just want a pattern to make a simple onesie so I can use up my fabric stash instead of buying them. shrug.gif


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