~With thoughts of sewing and knitting for baby floating through my head, I’ve been grazing through the Internet for baby patterns. This is the first grandchild I’ve had since retiring so I have plenty of time to sew and knit. I’ve included the burp clothes.
1. Dye cotton diapers to desired colors.
2. Measure the “thick” middle part of the diaper. I think these were 12″ by 5″
3. Cut the accent fabric 1/2 inch longer and wider than the measurement in Step 2.
4. On the accent fabric, turn under 1/4 inch all around and iron down.
5. Place accent fabric on the diaper. pin in place and use a zig-zag stitch around.
Contoured Burb Cloth pattern found at Cloud9 Fabric blog.
Dye flannel to desired color.
I found I like the iDye brand best for cotton. It gives a nice bright color. The Dylon brand tended to give a washed out look.
Crib sheet found at Sew4Home using Michael Miller fabrics. I purchased the most fabulous fabric for the sheets designed by Windham Fabrics and by Riley Blake Designs.
Elephant pillow pattern and directions. Michael Miller no longer has the Boy’s Nursery at it’s site.
Bumper pads are not deemed dangerous and our baby boy won’t have any in his crib.
This pattern is from Nested blog.
I’ve already dyed the terry cloth backing fabric. The main fabrics will be from the selection used in the burb cloths.
The pocket will not be added since these are to be used during infant teething time, would be better named “Drool Catchers”.
If baby boy is like Daughter Darcey, he’ll start drooling on Day One.
Diaper Pouch Tutorial found on Noodlehead blog.
The tutorial calls for linen scraps. I’ll be using cotton. Linen might be a firmer weave, but is scratchy and needs to be ironed after washing.
A heavier cotton would also work nicely.
Other sites with wonderful free sewing patterns: