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Sewing projects – Photo of the week

sewing projects CollageI guess this is technically two photos of the week, but I couldn’t choose one over the other. This week I finished off two projects that I’ve been slowly gathering the stuff, time and energy for! I love sewing, but hardly get round to it these days. Ever since I’ve been into cloth nappies in a big way, and set up a cloth nappy library in Cambridge, I’ve been itching to make some nappy-related bits myself – some wet-bags and fleece soakers (used as nappy covers mainly at night).

The wet-bag here is a large one, with an extra pocket on the front for dry nappies/clothes and a carry handle to attach to the buggy. The fleece soaker is upcycled from an old kids dressing gown and a fleece blanket/throw. I am so pleased that these turned out well – they just had to be my photo of the week!

I have some more fabric for wet-bags (both Bob the Builder and ‘animal alphabet’), so I will be making some more when I find the time. I’m not sure what to do with them yet, but if anyone is interested, I may sell them. I’m not sure I’m cut out to be a WAHM, but a few bits might not be beyond me.

Team Lloyd

 

12 Responses to “Sewing projects – Photo of the week”

  1. We’re over the nappy stage now, but I do like your Bob bag – very nice

    • Ruth says:

      Thank you! I’m sure one day we’ll get there, but I have a couple more years of it yet 🙂

  2. Both look great and so practical. Could be a good sideline, I’m sure plenty of mums would be interested. The problem I find is, I like the creative side and making one or two things, but worry I’d run out of enthusiasm if I had to make lots! We’ll see. I’ve just got an order for some toys..

    • Ruth says:

      I know what you mean, I’m thinking the same. I love being creative, but not sure about doing any more than I do, and don’t know where I’d find time to do more than I am in evenings and weekends or the odd 10 mins when the boys are both asleep! Toys sound good… I really should pop over to your blog again, it’s been a while sorry!

  3. Joanne says:

    Love that you used old dressing gowns to trial the nappy covers! So cute

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks. I’m planning on making more with old fabric for my boys. I think it’s good to upcycle where I can 🙂

  4. Looking good! Loving the paw print fabric. a definite cool nappy cover@

  5. Louise Lloyd says:

    Wow! You have a huge talent, I wouldn’t be able to make anything like that! I love LOVE the paw print nappy, just so cute!

    Thank you for linking up with Photo of The Week Ruth XXX

  6. What a great idea, I love the patterns on the material.

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