Monday, September 3, 2007
Today I made some more rice filled heating pads and these froggie baby items for little Dylan. There is a matching receiving blanket, burp cloth/changing pad, and fitted diaper.
Dylan likes to be swaddled and so I made this single layer receiving blanket from flannel. It is 36 inches square. I cut the fabric 38 inches square and hemed all four sides by turning under the edge 1/4 inch, pressing and then turning that under 3/4 more inch and pressing. Then I sewed that all the way around and topstiched close to the edge. He already has some receiving blankets, but could use more. The thinner blankets are best for swaddling, so if this one works, I could make a couple more easily.
The Burp cloth could be used for many purposes. I got the idea from Lines From the Vine Blog. (on my side bar). It is 3 layers. Make the top and bottom layer in the style you want with trim, cute fabric, etc. Then cut a piece of quilt batting the same size. This one is 13 by 17 inches. Place the fabric pieces right sides together on top of the quilt batting. Stitch all the away around leaving an opening for turning. Then clip the corners and turn. Turn to the inside the edges of the opening and topstich all the way around sewing the opening together as you go. Then made 2 seams at 1/3 intervals across the top long ways. They would be 4 inches apart.
The fitted diaper came from The Family Homestead's web site (Quiverful on my side bar). The hardest thing is making the pattern. I made a couple of diapers that would fit a bigger baby. Then I got the pattern right for a new born. Just like disposables, you can adjust the waist and leg openings. This is the 2nd one I've made in this size and I have enough fabric and supplies left to make one more. I'm probably going to wait and see if Lori wants some more when the baby gets bigger, and then make about a dozen to fit him with room to grow.
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