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    This site is great for a heap of free patterns for kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchie View Post
    Wow these are gorgeous! Are the to go over dispoable nappies? I have been looking for something to go over DDs nappies in the summer with singlets!!!

    Too cute these are!


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    Well I went to the markets on the weekend and there was a lady there selling ones similar and selling them for $15 for ONE pair!!!!!! I think thats wayyyy to much!! So thought I'd make my own or at least give it a good go!!

    And yes they are to go over disposable nappies, they aren't 100% finished yet they still need the elastic in them to make them like proper nappy covers

    I'm super please how well they turned out!

    I will let you know how I go.. How old is your dd?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Regina Phalange View Post
    AP those are so cute! Where did u get the pattern from? Was it online? If so, could you possibly post the link?

    I tend to trawl the net for free online patterns

    These are my favourites and super easy, I'm a bit addicted to making heaps of shoes for my baby
    Thanks for that link!!! I'll def give those a go!

    Here is where I got the pattern and tutorial from!

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/...per-cover.html

    Sooooo easy... I tried making the casing like the first section.. But it was so hard.. It's much easier to use bias binding.. I didn't really get how she did the bias as its like, in half? So I just went with it and did my own thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlantic Puffin View Post
    Thanks for that link!!! I'll def give those a go!

    Here is where I got the pattern and tutorial from!

    http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/...per-cover.html

    Sooooo easy... I tried making the casing like the first section.. But it was so hard.. It's much easier to use bias binding.. I didn't really get how she did the bias as its like, in half? So I just went with it and did my own thing


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    Thanks so much, I really appreciate the link This will definitely be my next project! I can see myself becoming obsessed and making hundreds! Yours are SO much cuter than hers on the link by the way, I love the lace!

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    This might be pessimistic, but the one tool I couldn't do without when learning was my quick unpick !!!

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    • tape measure
    • good sharp scissors
    • pins
    • unpicker
    • tailors chalk can come in handy, depending on what you are making
    • spare bobbins
    • needles
    • spare sewing machine needles
    I have a gazillion rolls of thread and zips and elastic and bias binding and trims and buttons that I've collected up over the years, but I wouldn't go out and buy any of that to start with, but rather buy them as you need them, otherwise you get overrun by haberdashery.

    I'm a fan of the overlocker, because it's so easy to finish your seams.

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    An iron is pretty handy, especially when you are just starting out. I always thought I was clever and could save time by not ironing seams and hems, and then I was making something once and decided to iron where the pattern said to, and WOW the difference it makes everything so professional!

    I would get an overlocker if you have the option. I have just been given mums old one, and I'm going to have it serviced. So hope it still works!
    Also, on the scissors? I just bought a pair from lincraft, which were only $1.99 for some reason and they are fantastic! I have always only bought expensive ones, but after STUPIDLY cutting sticky tape with my last pair I was so angry with myself I wouldn't allow myself another good pair, and I'm just as happy with these ones. Just make sure they have long blades.

    When I got my bottom of the line Brother seeing machine it came with all the beginners accessories, even a nice pair of scissors, and it came in a tin. Too cool!

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    Overlocker = love.. I don't have one here as my mum kept it, but I really want a new one, makes things so easy!

    I Also love my pinking (sp?) shears.

    Cuting mats are good for protecting the table!

    A bin and lots of plastic tubs, one for spare fabric, one for your on going project etc

    A good chair helps

    Lots of light.

    Butchers paper for making patterns.

    Buttons ... I love buttons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbygirl View Post
    This might be pessimistic, but the one tool I couldn't do without when learning was my quick unpick !!!
    Me too! Unfortunately have to use it a lot!
    Also I use a roller cutter, quilters rulers, and large cutting mat when cutting my pattern pieces, I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbygirl View Post
    This might be pessimistic, but the one tool I couldn't do without when learning was my quick unpick !!!
    i call it 'my friend'! takes the sting off when i have to unpick all my work. YOu want a sharp one.

    Buy good quality thread, Spotlight ones are fine (supermarket ones are usually dodgy).

    i went for years without an overlocker and made heaps of stuff easily. Now, i have one though, i couldn't live without it. I love it! But you can definitely create without one.


 

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