Two of our most loved patterns, and our most downloaded each week are, without fail, the Grow-with-me Shorties and the Grow-with-me Harem pants. It seems the lure of clothes that grow with your kiddo is hard to pass up. So we thought we would add to the collection – more choices are always good right?…
Just a quick post today to round out my crazy series on turning socks into pants for babies.
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.
So, the most popular post on this blog, 5 min baby and toddler leggings, has been on the blog for 4 years and has had between 50 and 120 hits per day for the entire time, that is over 65000 hits. So I thought it was time I gave the topic some more love and…
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
For those of you that don’t know, we have a (relatively) new baby at our house which means two things: 1. lots of lovely new things to sew (when I get some time), and 2. lots of poopy nappies. Sadly this post pertains mainly to the latter.
With the laundry downstairs in our new house, I needed to be able to rinse poopy nappies upstairs somehow but was suprised at how expensive a nappy sprayer was. So I turned to DIY with some great results.
I was so impressed with results of my Baby Legwarmers in 5 minutes for $3.50 project that I got to thinking about all those lovely stripy and patterned socks and how stretchy and forgiving they were to sew.
I came up with a crazy idea, and what do you know …
So here it is …
I have been wanting to get some leg warmers for our little one. We are doing a little toilet training, and getting all those winter layers on and off every time she needs to use the potty is a little tiresome.
Leg warmers are fab, one less thing to take off, and she doesn’t get so cold sitting on the potty. But at around $15 per pair…
…well like I tell my husband, It’s not that I don’t have it, I would just rather spend it on a Caribbean holiday:)
So, I mentioned in my post Super quick and easy up-cycled toddler tracksuit that I had salvaged more than one tracksuit top from my husbands charity bag, well this little number is the results of my second toddler tracksuit transformation.
Here is the second part in the Super quick and easy up-cycled toddler tracksuit
PART 2 The Tracksuit top