Charis is now beginning to show a lot of interest in using the potty. I've been wanting to get her some pull up style pants to wear at home. I was recently at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store; I saw that Babyville Boutique now had a Totally Trainers booklet. I was thrilled when Babyville Boutique agreed to sponsor my Time to Get Crafty prize.
Babyville Boutique sent me the Totally Trainers booklet, Simply Soakers booklet, and 51 Babyville Boutique Projects, along with supplies including a package of PUL, EZ Adjust Tabs, Fold over elastic, and a set of diaper pins. Upon receiving the box, I squealed; I love sewing and crafting and my in-laws were in town and could entertain Charis while I sewed.
I first looked at the Simply Soakers booklet. I like the fact they cover many diaper fabrics, ranging from cotton, bamboo, hemp, and microfiber fabrics. I only had cotton flannel on hand, so I decided to sew a newborn fitted diaper. I decided to sew the trifold soaker. I appreciate that their is a soaker layers reference in the book with suggestions of how many layers are needed for different soaker styles.
I then looked at the Totally Trainers booklet and decided to sew the basic knit trainer, since I wanted to know when my daughter is wet and she's not yet at the point where I'd put a trainer on her when we leave the house. The instructions were easy to follow. But, I had to make adjustments for the suggested braided and fold over elastic length; it needed to be shortened. This was my first time sewing with fold over elastic, but I managed; I hope it gets easier once I practice more. Plus, Charis LOVES wearing her "big girl panties".
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