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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Changing pad, diapers/wipes case, and burp cloths!

Ah, they're finally finished and mailed off, so now I can post my latest baby projects! 

Matt's brother, Justin, and his wife, Miriam, are about to have a baby, so I just had to make a few things for our soon-to-arrive niece, baby Josie!

Changing tables in public restrooms are nasty. Shoot, half the time I just change Avery in the car to avoid them altogether. Either way, you need a good changing pad, and one that you can just throw in the washing machine is an added bonus. I found this fantastic tutorial, loved the way it looked, and thought I'd give it a try.

Overall, I'm pleased with the way they turned out, although next time I'll make sure I have the right size cut of fleece for the batting (sorry about the extra bulk from where I had to improvise, Miriam!). I might also try some interfacing on the diapers/wipes case to make it a little more sturdy (although I do like the flexibility of the case without it).

I also found a good tutorial for the world's best burp cloth. These are SO easy, and I love the way they turned out. I made a ton of them (including a couple of baseball ones for Landon), and I'm pretty sure this project will be come my go-to baby shower gift. :) (Sorry to my pregnant friends who now know what you'll be getting from me. Hey, at least now you can pick out the fabric, right?)

(I actually made 12 of these. I'm taking a break from burp cloths.)

Can you guess who this one's for??

This project made it necessary to learn how to change needles on my sewing machine. Yeah, the edges get pretty bulky, so it took a little tweaking, but I adjusted the process so it didn't require me to sew over the super-thick, needle-busting edges when I was top-stitching down the center seams. Following the edges when I was doing the final top-stitching was fine, and I don't think my adjustment compromised the integrity of the burp cloth at all. :) Haha, look at me trying to sound all technical. I really don't know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, I love finishing projects because it means I get to start a new one. :) I think next up on my list is a cute pair of Bermuda shorts for Avery.


Sarah said...

I love your latest sewing projects and cute fabrics!

Jessica said...

These turned out great! Bibs and burp cloths were my very first sewing project. I love the changing pad, too!

aprilmcgrew said...

Girl- you are so good! I'm going to bow down and leave the sewing to you!