Hey Peoples!!! As you know I will be embarking on a new journey, Motherhood. During these last months I’ve been prepping and readying Baby’s sleeping quarters, washing blankets, clothes, cloth diapers, etc. Yes I said cloth diapers. I may in the future do a post on my cloth diapering experience after getting my feel for it. While mentioning cloth diapering I decided to do like other cloth diapering Moms and make my own wipes. In addition to wipes I also decided to make Baby some bibs.
The wipes and bibs were super duper easy. There are plenty of DIY tutorials and videos online that offer great verbal and visual instructions so I won’t bother giving a tutorial. However I will explain how I went about how I created mine.
For my fabric I ended up going to Joann’s Fabric and purchased these cute flannel prints. I kept in mind to make sure the fabric I purchased was soft as this was going to be up against Baby’s skin. I ended up purchasing about 1 yd per print, 2 yd for my favorites. Also I purchased white chenille fabric (not pictured) for when I make my bibs.
So like any fabric I purchase I make sure to pretreat it, in this case launder it. After that process I made myself a template/pattern for my wipes. (it was roughly an 8 1/2 – 9in square). For the bib pattern I used Sew4Home.com Baby Bib Pattern. Instead of using snaps as instructed by editor Liz Johnson, I decided to use sew on velcro to cut on time.
First I’d like to talk about the wipes. I used my wipe pattern to cut out a heck of a lot of squares. A tip to make this tedious process a breeze, have a rotary cutter and board on hand. Trust me using scissors is a pain, I quit using them after cutting out the first two. After cutting out my squares I paired them wrong sides together and fused them with my serger. Easy Peezy!!!
Now that the wipes were done I was now able to make my bibs. For this project I cut out both the chenille and flannel fabric. Again I used my rotary cutter. I did not feel like physically cutting out anything with my scissors. It be like that sometimes, lol.
For this project I sewed both the chenille and flannel right sides together leaving an opening to turn the bib right side out. Before turning the bib on the right side I trimmed around the sides to eliminate any bulk. Now I turned the bib right side out and then pressed the bib flat.
Though I took short cuts, refused to use the scissors majority of the time nor attempted to add snaps to the bibs, I did enjoy making both the wipes and bibs. I’m actually excited to see whose going to be the next mamma to be in my circle of friends so I can make this again for a shower gift.
I’m not sure what my next sewing project project will be but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it were baby related. Well my peoples until next time!!!