Baby Shower Gift
My friend at work is expecting a baby at the end of the year and I decided to make something as a baby shower gift. I was planning to knit or crochet something but then I realised - she is having her baby in Australia where it will be mid-summer. Obviously a wooly had wouldn't be very useful.
A little Googling led me to this pattern: McCall's 6108.
First up, the applique. I am new to applique so I improvised a bit. For the small circles, I found some similar sized objects to trace around (a 500 yen coin and the lid from my marker pen). I also fused interfacing to the back of everything.
Next, the froggies' faces. I fused everything together with some double-sided interfacing and attempted to do a zig-zag satin stitch around the edges. I failed miserably. After unpicking the tangled mess, I instead opted for a blanket applique stitch to attach everything. Hope the froggies survive the wash!
The pattern requires batting for the inside of the bib. I didn't have any on hand (and I'm sure it would take ages to dry) so I used some waterproof PUL fabric instead.
I am a glutton for punishment so I made my own bias binding this time. You need lots and lots of it - well over 3 metres for the set! The pattern calls for 1/4 inch double fold binding but that sounds way too narrow. I think it should be closer to 1/2 inch.
It was a bit of a hassle getting the binding on. I really need more practice (or a binding attachment!). As a finishing touch, I sewed on some velcro and here it is!
The front of the bib and the back of the diaper cover.