Baby Pink and Baby Blue – GIVE IT UP!

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Can you believe how markets and social conventions made us to use pink and blue for our babies? I say “GIVE IT UP” break out from this madness. There is so many beautiful colors out there and I’m sure you have your favorites but when it comes to the shopping you simply can’t find anything else than baby pink and baby blue.

As you could see on number of my previous posts my baby daughter, who was born few months ago, got a number of lovely items in light purple. I have few pictures with some of them.

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Don’t you think it is lovely? If you would like to get a purple collection of items in the best baby store or even on line it would be rather difficult not mentioning quite expensive. I have tried¬†really hard to find some purple items in the local shops and I have finally ended up sewing everything myself.

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I have decided to start campaign against baby pink and baby blue. I’m asking you what is your favorite color? Maybe orange or red? Close your eyes and imagine your baby’s room decorated and equipped with items of green, yellow or chocolate brown.

Pick your own combination of colors if you wish and make a list of items which you would like to have. Then e-mail me or find local tailor who can make your dreams come truth.

I have been busy for last couple of weeks with new gorgeous collection.

You can see how green, yellow and just touch of blue can look like ūüôā This has been prepared for my little nephew who will come to this world in few weeks time.

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I have sewn pillow case and duvet cover from soft flannel with adorable elephant pattern. Thin polar come handy for blanket and another pillow case. Baby blanket from super soft Minky is the winner!

Cotton and some decorative tape made lovely curtain (same style like purple one :)).

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Final touches with little owl, bib and burp cloth.

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Would you try something new for your baby? If YES, then I’m waiting for your order ūüôā you will be amazed with sawing you can make. Don’t be shy use your imagination!

 

Nursery – Part 8: Travel Pouch

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When we have completed travel changing mat we should go for it and sew a matching travel pouch for the baby hygiene items we need.

changing mat 8Using same materials (except plastic sheet as we will not need it now) I have prepared shapes in the size to fit in few diapers, baby powder, cream and wet wipes.

I have sewn on all of prepared decorations. Then I have attached material to pieces of blanket left over from previous projects. This will make our pouch stronger and long lasting. I have connected all 5 sides of it for desired shape.

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Once I have turned it on the right side I have sewn through the side edges.

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But I have left the bottom of it¬†so it will keep it’s full shape.

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Next step is lining.

I have cut similar size of fabric to fit in the pouch. And I sew it on 3 sides leaving one of longer sides open.

changing mat 14Then I have flatten bottom part and sewn at each end to shape it.

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Now we have to fit lining which is on it’s left side on top of pouch which is on its right side and pin it in.

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Sew it all around leaving about 10 cm break so you can turn it all thru it and push lining inside of the pouch which now should be on it’s right side.

changing mat 19Stich again around the edge closing this remaining 10 cm and break will become invisible.

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Now we have to add a zipper. Be careful, make sure zipper is long enough to close all up from end to end.

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Final stich on each side and viola! e have our beautiful travel changing mat and travel pouch ready to use.

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Nursery- part 7: Travel Changing Mat

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Another essential of our Nursery, Travel Changing Mat!

changing mat 1We will need some fabric, an old piece of blanket to put it inside for softness, double folded finishing tape to sew all around, piece of elastic, bottom and plastic sheet. You could purchased it¬†in the local fabric store but¬†I have decided to use a shower curtain from “dollar” store. Much cheaper and result is the same.

changing mat 3Now you need to plan your design. Use your imagination or follow a similar pattern and use pieces of fabrics which we have used for our previous Nursery projects.

changing mat 4My changing mat will be round on one end and square on the other. I have added decorations on the top end which will be outside of pouch after folding it up.

Then I have sewn it on the piece of blanket with same shape. Next step is the plastic sheet. I have double folded the sheet on the edges for better hold. I had to sew it piece by piece, side by side as the plastic did sleep on the fabrics and it did no look good. But no worries! That is why we have double folded finishing tape to cover all those imperfections.

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I have also added two lines of stitching across in the places where mat suppose to break down for folding it.

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After I have covered edges with finishing tape I have cut off all the extra pieces of plastic sheet which were still sticking out on the top. Then added bottom and elastic band to hook it up when needed.changing mat 25

That is it! Our brand new, unique travel changing mat is complete.