Yes, I know… the name is terrible. I’m not sure one should actually use the word “poo” when naming their diaper design, but I’m also equally convinced that super-cutesy names aren’t necessarily the way to go. But I digress, as this is supposed to be a pattern review.
I cloth diapered all three of my children, but it wasn’t until very late in the game while diapering #2 and #3 (twins) that I ventured into making any diapers of my own. It’s surprisingly easy.
I am a pattern sewer by nature, so I went looking for patterns. There are many free ones out there, and some inexpensive ones with PDF downloads. But I wanted a real, printed, pattern, so I tried the Side-Snapping Poo Pockets pattern. Of all of the diaper patterns I’ve tried, it’s by far my favorite.
I recently went through all of my scrap fabric and was sorting through what to keep, what to get rid of and deciding what to do with the larger pieces. Then I came across this tutorial, thanks to a friend’s post on FaceBook: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/07/17/how-to-make-a-simple-reversible-totebag/
It looked like a great, simple use of some of the scrap fabric I have, and my kids love totes, so I gave it a try. Overall, it’s a quick and easy tutorial, but I have a few comments and recommendations to make it a little better.
One of my boys recently discovered a scrap of Buzz Lightyear fabric I had left over from a previous project. He asked me to make him something, so I scoured the Internet and found this tutorial for a toddler backpack that looked easy enough: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/10/toddler-backpack-pattern.html
I received some patterns recently from my mother. It looks to be from about 2004, and is for shorts, pants, capris and three skirt lengths. I was looking for a fast project for myself, just to fulfill a need to create something, so I opted to make the shorts.