Art, Diy, DIY, Eco friendly, Sewing, Uncategorized

More sewing…

Wonder what I have been up to? Well more sewing. More pad making cause I’m addicted and I mean making my own pattern testing it out or just for fun. And, buying more and more fabric! I need to stop!! I recently figured out the correct foot and the stitch in my sewing machine to do overlock stitch. I feel golden….there are some projects that you just need to have the Serged look, say cloth wipes or heart shape breast pad like bamboobies. So I made my own version of bamboobies, with flannel top for decoration and cotton velour for the soft touch to skin. Not that I need breast pad anymore since I dried up after being sick with a cold for a month. But maybe u can get better at this and list it on etsy 🙂 

Here are pics of my adventurous pads and they are quite difficult to turn. My fingers cramped up and I did tear the fabric a little bit.  Be my judge and tell me what you think??

   
    
    
   

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Rumpbox sneak peek – sew Valentine 

A sneak peek on some Valentine themed pads that I have been working on. Check out the sister blog Rumpbox.wordpress.com for any and all cloth pad related sewing projects. I need your support!

  These are finally done!  They are now available on Etsy, facebook/rumpbox and Rumpbox close group on facebook.  To check them on on Etsy, Click on this link  https://www.etsy.com/listing/263747047/valentine-themed-menstrual-pad-10?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

Eco friendly, Sewing

Rumpbox

So I have come up with a new name for all my pads…. It should all be labeled under the name Rumpbox – box full of reusable menstral pads. And I have created a new blog for this. 

Check out the new blog! Give me some love there too and all new rump related projects will be posted there instead. You want to add that to your favorite too!

http://Rumpbox.wordpress.com
Thank you everyone for your support. New year, new name, frest start! 2016! Namaste 

Eco friendly, Sewing

My first custom order request and postpartum cloth pads

I’m happy and excited to say that I have received and finished my very first custom order for cloth pad by TheDIYchick. Although I did not get this request thru etsy – probably has to promote it a lot more- I have gained one local customer. That is right, she is one lovely mother to be and is close enough we can arrange a pickup! 

I have put in 2 layers of diamond zorb, 2 layers of diaper flannel for core. The tops are luxurious cotton velour (a real pain fabric to sew since it is stretchy!!) and back with cotton fabrics (the pretty side you see in the pic). I am not sure how many people who make cloth pad actually hand stitch the turning hole with invisible stitches but I did. Because that gap that appears even after you turn and top stitch just bothers me.  Turning these are not easy either since the core is quite thick but they turned out good. Anyhow one last thing to add which are the snaps (red or black) and they are ready! Now back to sewing my secret projects 🙂 once they are done you will all see it on my blog as well as etsy and Facebook. 

For now enjoy the following beauties. I must say, it does reminds me of my postpartum period… Feeling like a zombie walker and craving sushi all the time lol. 

  

   

Art, Sewing, Uncategorized

DIY coasters 

Here I am sewing again. Since I’ve got lots of fabrics… Spent lots of mula on fabrics that I think for Christmas I’m going to make something with my fabrics as gifts. So I made lots of coasters. Took me a while to cut up the squares but it’s done (it’s difficult to find time to do anything when you have a baby….). These are not finished, they still need to be iron, closed (the turning hole) and top stitched. Some are quite uneven in size because well, I messed up. But these fabrics are what I got for cloth pads, baby blankets, bibs and burp cloths making. All put to good use.
  

Baby, Sewing, Uncategorized

Bandana bibs

Well here are some bibs I made over the weekend. Honestly I want to wear it lol only if I’m a baby or a toddler. They are just so soft! 

  

  

  
   

 
I know … My precious is the perfect model for all my finished products. Now only if I can make more and make them faster!! They will be on my etsy store very soon! If you are reading this site and you would like to purchase one, please do contact me! Just throwing it out there! 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDIYchick 

Baby, Sewing

DIY bandana bib

So I have ordered some cute bandana bib for Ian and he just look so dang cute in it.  I know it’s a bib but as a bandana he looks like a baby pirate to me. Super cute. And these bib looks real simple, they don’t even have a snap or Velcro on the back! I had to tide a knot.


Since I had my sewing machine out, I think to myself, I can make it and I can see ones that feel more solid with a Velcro on. Looked up a tutorial on how to make it, downloaded a pattern. And … It’s done. Using flannel fabric I had on hand. Baby is sleeping at the moment so I had to put it on the teddy bear for display purpose. I tell myself. Not bad… Not bad

   
 

Art, Sewing

New Sewing Project – Cloth Menstrual Pads

So, after 8 months of giving birth and adjusting to not having much ME time for anything.. I can finally get back to somewhat of a schedule.. Sleep is still not that great but my body adjusted to less sleep or more segmented sleep… I finally was able to get back into sewing.. Sewing machine was already packed, fabrics in bins.. But I dig out the machine and some fabric and i started off sewing fitted crib sheets for my precious son.. he will be going to daycare and I want to make him something nice, like a fitted crib sheet and blankie set from mama dear.  Anyhow, while i was looking into make more baby items or possibly using some real cute flannel fabrics that I already have and turn it into something nice and sell it on etsy.. I came across some real cool looking cloth menstrual pads. So I downloaded few patterns, used the fabrics I already have on hand and made myself couple of panty liners.  Tried them on and was amazed how good they feel and they also stayed in place too (with hand sewn snaps).  I am now determined to make real cool looking pads with legit materials.  Not only will they be very pretty, they will be functional.  Some material I have already ordered are some natural absorbent fleece, Zorb (material used for baby cloth diapers and is super absorbent), velour (soft plushy top that touches the skin), nerdy licensed cotton and flannel and PUL which is a waterproof material that makes the pad leak proof (anything is possible these days! they didnt have PUL back in the days).  Being a perfectionist, I must make some good quality cloth pads.  Not only for my own personal use but maybe list them on my etsy store.  I am excited and cant wait for all the materials to come in.  I might not be sewing any spandex cosplay costumes for a while, but making cloth pads, wet bags, baby items.. I am still leveling up on my sewing skills that way.  Its my way to take my mind off the stressful times (work or at home) and be in my own little sewing zone…. Here are some pics of the practice pads I have made.

    

  
For those interested… here it is a link to my etsy store-https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheDIYchick.  I will post items on it once available.  Again, I want to only use the best materials cause I use it myself and if I am selling it they are going to be good quality as well.