Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sewing Adventures

When your baby learns to tear off his velcro fastened diaper cover, it's time to find a new way to keep him dry. A while back I came across this simple looking pattern for sewing diaper covers out of fleece or old wool sweaters. Today I finally had a little time and decided to give it a try. Okay, to be honest, I've had the pieces for this cut out for weeks. And I bought the thread for this project at least two weeks ago. But I digress.

I sew on an old sixties era Elna that I purchased second hand when I was in college. With the exception of a recurrent bobbin thread tangling problem that is probably more due to my lack of skill than anything else, it has served me well.
Pretty retro, eh? Do you like the reminders my mom wrote on the machine for me? Thanks mom!

Here is the finished soaker.
I think it came out pretty well. Especially considering my sewing projects usually involve hemming cuffs inside out or sewing leg openings together.


Muskegon Critic said...

Hey, that looks pretty good! It looks all professional and stuff.

Mama and Papa Shep said...

I can't remember what I wrote on your machine, but you're welcome!