Diaper Sewing_: Thrift Store Wool Soaker

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, November 17, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Sue Ellen for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I just wanted to share with you gals what I made for my daughter for her birthday. I bought the Snap Happy Diaper Cover pattern ages ago and made a couple of covers out of it. I didn't like it because the cotton bias tape binding wicked something awful. The pattern got tucked away until I tried my first wool Nikky and thus came the "idea."

I went to the thrift store and picked up a really cute 100% wool skirt in a nice neutral plaid for a couple of dollars. I used the pattern and cut two layers of the wool skirt. Instead of putting a binding, I just zigzagged around the whole thing sandwiching the elastic inside. I added snaps on one cover and Velcro on the other and she had two really cute covers for an unbelievable price!! Walmart had super wide Velcro and we used that for the Velcro cover.

I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure you could make the Alexis snap style or pull on style pants from the skirt as well. I would either take apart an old pair or trace around one for a pattern.

Happy sewing ... I know that I'm going back to the thrift store REALLY soon!!

Happily addicted to wool!



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