Category: DIY

Make Your Own BabyLegs

BabyLegs are a wonderful thing. No, I’m not talking about cute chunky baby thighs; although those are quite adorable. I’m talking about leg warmers for babies. BabyLegs are a great alternative to tights plus they can be worn by boys or girls (just get boyish ones for the boys). You can stash a pair in your bag for when you are out and suddenly realize that it’s just too cold for your baby. How often have you realized that the temperature has dropped and your baby’s legs are getting chilly? Baby legs also have the advantage in that they...

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Make Your Own Stretchy Wrap

In case you’ve been out of the baby loop for the last few years, stretchy wraps are all the rage lately. However, they cost about $40! $40 for a long piece of fabric, that’s all you’re getting! No amazing sewing technique, no buckles, no rings, nothing; just a piece of stretchy fabric. Guess what? You can make one for $10-$15 dollars! It’s incredibly easy to do! No sewing whatsoever! Make Your Own Stretchy Wrap What you need have: Scissors 5-6 yards of jersey knit fabric (that’s the cotton t-shirt type fabric) Tape measure (depending on the width of your fabric this can be totally optional) What you need to do: Wash fabric (you should always do this after you buy fabric) Lay out your fabric (you’ll need lots of room) Now there are a few options: If you bought a 45” width fabric then you can fold it in half and you can cut along the fold. Thus making two strips that are 22.5” wide. If you bought a 60” width fabric then measure out a strip between 20-25 inches. Mark and then cut. Thus making (potentially) 3 strips at 20” or two slightly wider strips. Since you bought jersey knit there is no need for sewing as it won’t fray. Congratulations! You just made not one but TWO (or possibly three) stretchy wraps! Didn’t think it was that...

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