Saturday, November 9, 2013

Pul Training Pants Shell

I used some leftover pieces from the fitted sheet to make training pants.

This is just a shell with no absorbent layer. I like to use the waffle training pants with extra fabric layers to prevent big puddles on the floor when potty training begins (found them at Walmart). Now with this extra shell I won't be worried about Q being on the carpet during training time :)

I followed this tutorial but made the pattern larger to fit my 2.5 yr old. I think it still might be too small in the legs but won't find out till I try them on her tomorrow.  

  •  *Tragic, it didn't fit in the legs.  I should have known.  When I made the pattern larger, adding more seam allowance to the leg areas, it was actually making the leg holes smaller. NOTE: If you increase the size of the pattern add the extra space around the exterior but not in the leg holes.  Cut them in to the size of the initial pattern.

The next pair I will add an absorbent layer so they can be used on their own. 

Waterproof fitted sheet

I finally got around to sewing a waterproof fitted sheet for Quinn's toddler bed (I have only been meaning to do it since we first bought the bed for hailey 2 yrs ago).  

The bed has a foam mattress (purchased at ikea) that of course is a different size than any other toddler bed and they don't sell a waterproof sheet for it. 

I purchased this pul material probably last year and made it all in one day. It is an easy project (which I managed to make more difficult). I followed a tutorial I found on Pinterest but changed the measurements to fit our mattress. 

Now I don't have to worry about the mattress being ruined by pee or puke (or worse ;) or having the old waterproof mat shift around rendering it useless. 

Happy camper over here!