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.

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

DIY Nappy Sprayer diaper sprayer

DIY Cloth Nappy Sprayer for under $30

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.

...and that is the end of the story :)

5 minute Baby and Toddler Leggings

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 …

…It worked!

So here it is …