I Think That I’m Fantastic!

And you wanna know why? Because I am sewing perpetrator. You know, someone who can fake the funk enough to make other people think that they are awesome. Hey, we have to get in where we fit in around here.

Well, after scouring the blogosphere for inspiration on MORE stuff that I could make without spending an arm and a leg for someone else making them for me, I came across a wetbag tutorial. The great thing about these is the fact that even when the twizzlers are out of cloth diapers, I can still use them for visits to the beach, pool, random acts of puking in the car….you know, fun family stuff.

I got a tutorial from  Christie at A Lemon Squeezy Home and figured I could do this! I’m not going to tell you that it took me a full fifteen minutes to figure out how to get the second half of the zipper sewn in, but I did it! I also won’t let you know that I have NO idea how to read patterns, so if it’s not straight shot directions, then I feel a bit overwhelmed. Christie gives GREAT instructions and includes the pictures to go with them.

Here’s my wetbag:

I don’t think that I should be as giddy as I am about sewing a loop onto a bag either! So, my project for next week is to make an all day wetbag, and a traveling one. Since we travel so much, and I refuse to buy disposables for road trips (since we usually have a washer and dryer wherever we lay our heads) this will work a LOT better than putting wet diapers in plastic. Ugh!
Now, what other sewing projects shall I get into? I’ve mentioned wanting to make a quilt for the kids, and I also want to focus on projects for the cellist and the ladybug, since the twizzlers have been reaping the rewards of my labor – I guess. I mean, they poop in them, but that’s a compliment, no?

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    March 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I bought gDiapers for a friend's shower to help get her started in the cloth direction. They come with the option of flushable, biodegradable inserts to use instead of cloth- which might be a good option for road trips when you don't want to carry the dirty cloth diapers around. just an idea…

    p.s. as someone who dabbles in sewing, I am very proud of you and love seeing pictures of your creations. keep up the good work!

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    March 17, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    YAY! You did well.

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    Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home
    March 17, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I love the fabric you used for it! You did GREAT!

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    N. Nicholes
    March 23, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    @Christie – Thanks for such a great tutorial. I'm still getting flipped around on sewing the second part of the PUL and fabric on, but I've now taken pictures to help me along. Smart gal that I am.

    @Rae – Thanks!

    @Kelli – I'll keep that in mind. We do have some liners and we don't really want to add covers to the mix since we don't usually travel this heavily, but we'll see. Thanks for the info.

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