Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer Sewing



So, another baby was born in our church. I love these little shoes because they make such a nice welcome gift and they're fairly quick and easy to do. If I sew sleepy then I find myself stitch ripping, but if I am alert and paying attention then they're a quick sew. I used this tutorial again. I should mention that I use fusible fleece sandwiched between fabric for the sole and it makes a nice solid but soft bottom. I also like these shoes because they stay on Abigail's feet - a feat which not all shoes or slippers can say.

I have sewn 4 other things in the last month. 1 is a bag for my umbrella stroller. I have to remake it as I didn't give myself enough seam allowance and it's too tight. The other 2 things - a ring sling and a non diaper bag tote bag for my friend who has a baby on the way. In my excitement to give these gifts, I forgot to take pictures first *sniff* *sniff*. I fell in love with the bag and will be making one for myself and will show you pictures of it then. In the meantime, see what arrived...



...yup, more diaper sewing - the drama continues! On the diaper front: I sold the diapers that I ordered and decided to bite the bullet and make more. I love these diapers too much to balk at the work of making them. Really, these are as easy as disposables, so much better for the environment and there's something satisfying about your baby wearing something you (with the help of Mom) made! I did the math and it's half the cost to make my own and that's just too big of a price difference not to give it another go. I've decided to make 16 medium sized diapers. I've been working with 17 smalls and it's been plenty. I ordered all orange fabric - no guessing which is which size and the last time I ordered a gender neutral fabric kit, I ended up getting pink and blue in the kit. I'm still deciding what color to do large diapers in, maybe red or green - we'll see. Now that I know what I'm up against, I'm just gonna grit my teeth and get 'er done. Wish me luck. Oh, and side note - I'm looking to borrow a serger for a week or so - any ideas? UPDATED TO ADD: My friend, Jenni and her mom are lending me their serger - hooray!

1 comment:

The Notion Tree said...

Hi there!

I am looking to make a bag for my umbrella stroller. I was wondering if you ended up finishing the one you were making? I am very new to sewing so I am trying to get an idea of how to go about making one. I want to make straps for mine so it is easily out of our way for getting on and off the city bus, or if we are going for a walk & my 2 year old would like to walk for awhile. I will check the rest of your blog to see if you have a post of yours. Thank you for your time!

By the way, I love the title of your blog! Very cute!

Thanks again,
Tanya