Can we dedicate today's post to one of the most adorable things on the planet? No, I'm not talking about all the cute trick-or-treaters you had your way last night. I'm talkin' about baby clothes! All those teensy-weensy little garments that really have no reason for being so adorable other than they're, well, teensy-weensy. Specifically, shirts. We're going to talk about turning a onesie into a T-shirt!
If you've been keeping up with Hampers&Hiccups, you'll know that we try not to use disposable products in our home. One of the first items to go was paper napkins. Come to think of it, I don't know that I ever really bought them to begin with. My first cloth napkins were inherited hand-me-downs. I loved using them so much that I vowed to keep up with it.
Cloth napkins are so much more fun and enjoyable to use than the paper alternative. Yes, you can get the ‘sposies in all sorts of colours, shapes, and designs, but they're still not very nice to use. A cloth napkin is much softer and pliable. Plus, often times they're larger and obviously more durable.
If you're into giving homemade gifts, these make a great one! Try selling them to pick up some extra cash. I've done both!
A couple of years ago I made my first set. They're a Christmas/winter set and I love them! They are a little on the smaller side, 8″ or so, but they get the job done and look beautiful and elegant on the table.
LAST spring I bought some material to make a spring/summer set. Over a year ago! I finally got around to whipping them up specially for this post. Nothing like blogging to motivate a mama. I decided to make them larger than the previous set, but the same style.
As you know from this post and this post, we have always cloth diapered Sweet Girl. A HUGE portion of our stash is pre-loved. Anyone who has considered second (or third) hand cloth knows that there is the likelihood of having to replace diaper elastics, and maybe even some snaps or Velcro.
I'll be doing a cloth diaper series at some point. There is SO much information on the topic. But for now, I'm just going to outline how to replace elastics.
This tutorial will feature a serger method. I'll be working on a basic sewing machine method in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned. Sign up for my newsletter to know when it comes out!
With these tutorials you'll be able to quickly and effectively replace the elastics in your diapers, making them good as new.
The fact is, over time washing and drying is really hard on elastic! Think of that old pair of your husband's underwear that gets stretched out and brittle. Same deal, except diapers get washed even more frequently!