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July 16, 2013 / silvernswan

Pocket Nappy

I’ve been struggling for sewing time recently. I felt really productive in the first part of the year, but since May my two littlies have stopped napping at the same time. In June, I started providing inhome childcare to another little one 3 days a week, further cutting down on sewing time (oh, but hey, I’m earning money :-)).

I had grand plans of making a beautiful vintage style coat this winter, I have both the fabric and the pattern and have even made a muslin. I had hoped to cut it out when we had a social sewing afternoon at Made on Marion a few weeks back (June 23rd to be precise). Sadly I realised that there is no way I would have time to complete a coat this winter and I’ve deferred it to next winter. So I took along my mending pile (not so big) and one pocket nappy to sew up.

Back in early 2011 I did a huge bulk sewing mission and made 16 of these things, so I am puzzled as to why I had a single one left cut out but not sewn. I had intended to take photos to document the process of sewing this together, however I was frustrated with my lack of sewing time and just went ahead and whipped this up.

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I drafted this pattern from a borrowed pre-made one, but I don’t remember the brand. This style has fitted my boys from around 6 months and still fits my getting-close-to-3 year old (both tall and slender babies though).

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The particular nappy I copied had an opening in the front as well as the back, and I am really glad I included this feature in my nappies, it makes it much less fiddly to get the liners in and out.

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All my nappy supplies have come from GreenBeans, and they are great. They are a New Zealand company so postage is good and they have free patterns and lots of helpful information on their site. I think the cost of the nappies worked out at around $5 each, and at the time this kind of nappy in the shop was around $20.

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