Posts tagged sewing
How to Make a Wool Changing Pad

In this video, I’m going to show you how to make a wool changing pad. Wool is a versatile material that's perfect for this project. When felted and treated with lanolin, wool is highly water-resistant and also has self-cleaning properties.

So if baby pees on lanolized wool, the wool only needs to be air dried, and then periodically washed and re-lanolized. That’s why wool is a popular choice of fabric for cloth diapers.

Whether you are planning to use disposables, cloth diapers, elimination communication, or some combination, this wool pad is perfect for a changing pad, a mattress protector, or to use during some diaper free time.  

How to Make a Stretchy Wrap

In this video, I’m going to show you how to make your own stretchy wrap.  This is a very simple sewing project, perfect for beginners. This style of baby carrier is very versatile and great for babies 0-6 months.

Baby wraps and carriers can be expensive, but this wrap only costs about $15 to make.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to use this wrap with a newborn.

And here is a tutorial for a slightly older baby.

And don’t forget, with any type of baby carrier it’s important to keep safety in mind.  Before doing any babywearing, take a look at these guidelines from Babywearing International.