30 Festive Fabric Scrap Frolics sew4bub

30 Festive Fabric Scrap Frolics [round-up]

I have been sewing up a lot of muslins and samples lately, and I have found my stockpile of scraps building to new heights. So I checked out my favourite go-to for inspiration on such things, Pinterest, and came up with a list of my top festive season scrap busting projects.

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

Polo to mini polo dress upcycle tutorial

Mini Polo Dress Up-cycle

I had bought 4 ladies polo shirts recently thinking that they would make good everyday wear around home. However, like sometimes happens, once I got them home they weren’t quite right for me (freakishly high neck lines for a ladies shirt making my bust look really low – but that is another story). So the shirts sat in my cupboard, never seeing the light of day until a favourite little play dress of ours finally became un-wearable and I saw the opportunity for a conversion and to perhaps feel a little better about the unused shirts.

Here is what I came up with: