Saturday, April 11, 2009

Baby Sewing

My grandson is a little bit. Even though he is 3.5 weeks old, I don't know if he's reached 8 lbs yet. So my daughter has had a bit of a problem finding bibs that would fit closely around his little neck especially since he is just a small baby not a preemie.

Grammie to the rescue! I asked her if she had received any cloth diapers from the baby shower or baby gifts after he was born. Someone had given her with a dozen cloth diapers which are like the coolest baby gift ever in my book. Even though she is using disposable diapers...cloth diapers have a myriad uses for a newborn/small baby.

I took just two of the diapers and after a trial bib or two ended up with the six pictured below:



These are really easy to make. I used a crystal bowl that I had to get the shape that I wanted and made sure that I cut them on the center of the diaper...the most absorbent section.



Then I used prepackaged bias tape - 1" wide - and ironed the strip together. After pinning the strip onto the bib, I chose a fancy stitch from my sewing machine and sewed them down. For the final bib, I even used a green graduated rayon thread.


Once I got my first bib made, it was fast and easy. I've made her six and will make more if she needs them. However, I doubt she will since she did receive a slew of the larger sized bibs...but I have made my first items for The Little Prince! Hopefully the first of many more items!



24 comments:

  1. What a darling! Lovely bibs gramma - is this your first grandbaby? g

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  2. Oh my goodness he is adorable :)
    Very smart idea for the bibs, they look great :)

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  3. Grandma to the rescue, he is so darling.

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  4. Those are very cute. He's just a little angel.

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  5. Those are so cute, and he is so beautiful! The ladies better watch out when he gets older. He's going to be a slayer!

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  6. Hi Carolyn:

    Thanks for the comment about my little man. Your prince looks adorable, it wasn't that long ago when my gummi was that small.

    I hope you keep taking pictures of him. I'm looking forward to the time when he's the age gummi is now and tries to reach for the camera too. :):):)

    Kudos on the bibs, the one he has on fits him nicely.

    Hugs,
    Lory

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  7. Your little prince looks so adorable.

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  8. The bibs are nice, the baby is beyond adorable. What a sweetheart. My new granddaughter is 2.5 weeks old and weighs 10 pounds. What a rollie pollie.

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  9. You will enjoy sewing for that little boy. As far as bibs--I don't think they can have too many. They get stained easily. My daughter always has a few new bibs put back for when the baby is in public.

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  10. That is a cool idea for making bibs. He is a cutie.

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  11. I was so busy looking at that beautiful face, that I almost missed the bib. Great idea, using diapers like that....

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  12. Grandma to the rescue! What a special grandma you are! Perfect solution!

    He's adorable!

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  13. What a lovely solution for a cute grand-baby.

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  14. Awwww, what a little cutie patooti! You're going to have fun dressing that little guy up to the nines, Carolyn!

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  15. Cloth diapers are so handy for many things. What a Handsome Price he is!

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  16. Great way to use those cloth diapers. They do come in handy, and making them into bibs is wonderful idea!

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  17. Very clever! Oh you will sew more for him. It's a grandmomma kind of thing that you just can't help!

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  18. I think I heard somebody say in an earlier post you would be sewing for this little one. How could you resist that little face, and your sewing machine.

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  19. Great job for the little prince, Grandma! You will be sewing heirloom before you know it! Grandchildren really have a way of touching our sewing buttons.

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  20. The little bibs look perfect on him he is such a cutie pie !!!!!

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  21. What a cutie patootie!!!
    Can't wait to see some more baby stuff from you. That's my favorite stuff to sew!

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  22. The nest best baby shower gift is the hand bidet sprayer because the best way to clean cloth diapers is to pre-rinse them off in the toilet using a Hand Bathroom Bidet Sprayer. So convenient and if you are trying to help the environment (and your pocket book) you can give it a double whammy by virtually eliminating toilet paper use at the same time as you benefit from using it on the diapers, by using it on yourself. I think Dr. Oz on Oprah said it best: "if you had pee or poop on your hand, you wouldn't wipe it off with paper, would you? You'd wash it off" Available at www.bathroomsprayers.com they come in an inexpensive kit and can be installed without a plumber. And after using one of these you won't know how you lasted all those years with wadded up handfuls of toilet paper. Now we're talking green and helping the environment without any pain.

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