Thanks to Lauren for this Frugal Baby Tip!
For wool, you can recycle old sweaters. I make fleece pull-ons and love them for day and night. If you use Polartec or another outdoor-gear level fleece, you will need only one layer. If you use the Alpine fleece from JoAnn's you will need two.
You could also buy/find cheap pull-ons, cut them apart and use them as a pattern. Good luck!
• Old wool sweater. One with no holes will make 2 covers.
• Elastic (1/4 inch wide)
• the obvious sewing machine, thread, scissors, etc.
• Ten minutes
Wash (on hot) and dry (on hot) the sweater at least 2 or 3 times, until it is pretty well shrunk. This step not only felts the wool, making it quite waterproof, but also allows the butt sweaters to be machine washed and dried without shrinking.
Lay the sweater out on the floor. Cut off the sleeve cuffs and neckline. If the sleeve cuffs are very long, only cut off a few inches of them. You're not making pants! Cut the neckline piece in half. Set aside.
For the butt sweater:
Lay the sweater-triangle down so that the waistband is on top, and the triangle points down.
Category: Diaper Sewing