I had another sewing day today with Mum. We spent more time talking then actually sewing and while it means that we only got two done, we had a lot of fun and that is the main point!
I have been doing more research since our first one and want to thank the wonderful members of nappycino for all the information and answers to my silly (and not so silly) questions.
We stuck to the standard wee weka pocket pattern for the first nappy. It has an inner layer of black fleece, hidden layer of pul and outer layer of printed fleece. We will be making a hoodie jumper to match the nappy.
For our second nappy we tried something a bit different. I wanted to try to make the nappy with two types of absorbancy. Keep the pocket but also add in an insert that clipped to the inside of the nappy. The insert that is clipped to the inside has 1 layer of fleece on the top of 2 layers of bamboo. The insert that is stuffed into the pocket has 4 layers of bamboo. I think it worked but we will have to wait till Sammy tries it.
Putting an absorbant layer on the inside provided a bit of a thought challenge. Putting the snap all the way through was a little pointless because then it wouldn’t be a pocket. Putting the snap just on the inner layer needed reinforcement and this would have to be done before the nappy was sewn.
Before adding the back elastic, we cut out a scrap of material wide enough to support both inner snaps. Put the piece of material slightly under the fold of the casing of the back elastic.
Sew the casing of the back elastic as per normal but just sew the reinforcing into it too.
Then add the snaps. We put the female side of the snap in so that if the inside layer isn’t used then the female snap will not poke baby in the back.
Continue sewing the pattern as per normal and here is the final result..
We also had an interesting experience with the new snap machine, but after a few stupid mistakes we got the hang of it. I’m glad I read the forum post on how to remove snaps once snapped.
Next time we will be making the jumper and some fleece nappies with pul covers. Well it depends on how productive we actually feel