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#1 of 12 Old 07-09-2003, 09:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay.... I am such! a lurker. I learn a lot from everyone, but rarely feel that I have the experience or eloquence to add to the conversation.
HOWEVER!
I have to share b/c I am SO proud!
I never had the patience to sew before... everything always ended up crooked or fell apart. I never had the patience to tear it apart and try again. I quit trying when I was about 15.

Until I wanted to sew diapers
New baby due any minute and I wanted to do some of it myself.
My mom paid for a lot of the materials... I just had to sew it.

So here are my first attempts.
A cover and a matching wet bag.



cover bag
together
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I guess I could sign my post!



I am Nina
mom to Lianne 22 months
and soon to be mom to Conor
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those are VERY nice!
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First:

Second: Congratulations on expecting!

Third: that's your first try - amazing! You should have seen the first diaper I tried to sew, it was a wreck! Post more pictures when you make them.
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Well those are just stinking cute.

what pattern did you use for the cover?

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Wow, those look great! Good job!


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Those are Fabulous!! I'm digging on the print! Seriously great job for a first attempt!

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Thanks So much!!!

We used the Diaper Cover Deluxe pattern.

My mom made the first one following exactly and we are starting to adjust it a little...
We are having a hard time with the snap one for my toddler though, the instructions aren't really clear for beginning sewers.

I love that print too... got it from OSDS
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Great work, mama!! If these are your first, I'd say you're a natural!
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That cover is WONDERFUL! Keep it up, you just might have to go in to business with me! :LOL
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Very nice job!!!!!!!
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Yeah!!! Are you gonna bring them to playgroup, so I can see them in person?? Hmmm...I am needing a cool wetbag.......

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