sew4bub.com hoodie to romper diy tutorial

Re-Fashionable Romper [Tutorial]

I was thrilled this year to be invited to be a part of Refashion Month with House of Estrela. If you have been reading the blog for a while you will know that this type of project is my jam – especially kids clothes, and I had an absolute ball with this one: Introducing the Re-Fashionable Romper!…

5 min Bonds nappy cover hack sew4bub

Socks to baby pants Part 3 – The 5 min Bonds nappy cover hack [tutorial]

When my kids were babies, I always loved the look of Bonds brand nappy covers, (Bonds is an Australian brand so in case you don’t know what I am talking about these). As my kids wore cloth nappies I was especially drawn to the design because of all the room in the back for the nappy butt :), but at $11 per pair, a whole set of these was never in the budget.

I have since devised this hack which takes about 5 min and costs around $1 depending where you buy your socks.

Newborn to 6 months baby pants pattern

Grow-with-me Baby Harem Pants [Pattern-for-pennies and tutorial]

I mentioned the other day that there was a free pattern release coming, well here it is!
Our popular grow-with-me harem pants pattern P is for Pirate pants is now available in a newborn to 6 months size and it’s FREE! (if your little is bigger than 6 months, check out our P is for Pirate Pants pattern, it is a one-size grow-with-me pattern that fits from around 6 months to four years-ish)

Wool soaker in action

Draft and sew your own wool and fleece nappy covers

If you have a little one in cloth nappies/diapers and you were looking for a natural cover solution you may have come across wool covers (which are fantastic but I won’t go into all the benefits here – google it, you will be amazed) but then been bowled over by the price.
If you would like to have a go at making the cover above, check out my series on drafting a pattern and sewing a wool or fleece nappy cover on my other blog

Baby or toddler shoe in action

Baby or Toddler Shoes – are you a sewing nerd like me?

So…

Are you a sewing nerd like me?

I found myself today, standing in front of the baby shoe section at the shops, there was a pair in my daughters size, they were perfectly presentable, and they were on special for $6.75. Instead of buying them however,I decided to spend the only available ‘baby sleeping time’ today making some instead.

What can I say, I am a sewing nerd, I have no logical justification for making these shoes, and I have no excuses that you can use either, but if you would like to have a go, the pattern is here and the instructions are below 🙂