Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Products at Babyville Boutique! And a HUGE giveaway for my readers!!!


Last spring I introduced you to Babyville Boutique and all their fun and unique cloth diaper making products. Well, Babyville has expanded it's product line and not only offer several fabulous new prints but several new project and pattern books as well.  I was excited when Babyville Boutique offered to send me an assortment of the new products. I had been seeing the new fabrics over the web and was eager to get my hands on them.

Babyville products I received.
Background fabric is the new Stay-Dry Wicking Fabric.

I had so much fun reading through the new Babyville Boutique project books.  It was hard to choose which projects I wanted to do for this review as there are so many great ideas. In the end I chose a few projects that were things my children needed. The first two projects I made came from the "51 Babyville Boutique Projects" book.  This book has lots of projects for the kiddos- reversible place mat, dolly diaper station, crayon roll, child's wallet, soft baby shoes, ruffle pants and more! All patterns are included as well as step by step instructions with pictures. This is quite helpful for those of us (like myself) who are still in the beginner sewer category.
My first project to sew was a car organizer for my 10 year old daughter. This project can be found on page 46 of the book.  Using the Babyville PUL fabrics from the Sassy Cheetah and Sassy Dots combo pack, Babyville brown dot & pink F.O.E. (fold over elastic) this car organizer came out quite nicely.  It has 6 large storage pockets and straps securely onto the back of a car seat. I would say this project is more for the intermediate sewer as there were quite a few steps (making gathers, lots of F.O.E. to install, etc.) but overall the instructions were easy to follow. 


I love how this turned out.  So adorable!

Now my daughter has a place of her own in our van full of boys!

My next project was a Hair Care Kit (also for my daughter).  This one was pretty simple to sew up although I did have to install a zipper (which I had not done before).  It was a lot easier than I anticipated though and turned out real nice. Made with Babyville's Sweet Stuff Butterflies PUL, purple flannel, and Babyville's purple heart F.O.E., Project instructions can be found on pages 58 and 59 of the book.

From start to finish

My daughter had our bathroom drawer a mess with all her hair ties and clips and now they are all neatly stored in this kit!  This will also be great for when we travel.

Holds so much and the large storage pocket can store any extras (jewelry, make-up, etc)
To store simply roll up, snap the side snaps and hang wherever you want!

Last but not least, I sewed up a pair of "pull up" training pants using the new Totally Trainers pattern.  We have been potty training our 3 year old son for the past several months and go through so many trainers with him. I was excited to see how sewing my own would turn out. This pattern book comes with the main trainer pattern and then there are 4 styles to choose from including a swim diaper.  Instructions are thorough and there are lots of pictures throughout to help you out. I have sewn cloth diapers in the past and found this to be similar to make.  I must admit, I did end up having to use my seam ripper 5 times on this project. I was having trouble with the leg casings. Mostly it was due to my own error, but I do recommend measuring the leg elastic around your child's upper leg before sewing the elastic in.  I found the measurements in the book to be much to large for my son. 


Despite my troubles with the leg casings, I am well pleased with the end result. I love the little boy western theme on the new Babyville Cowbaby PUL fabric and I love the matching yellow star F.O.E.  I ended up lining this trainer with white knit and added a hidden "soaker" layer inside to help give a little added absorption in case of accidents.

My Little Cowboy
If you have yet to discover all the wonderful Baby Boutique sewing products, I highly suggest you go check them out.  You can visit them online at babyvilleboutique.com, on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.  You can also purchase their products at your local JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Hancock Fabric & Crafts.  To Find a store near you, click here.

Thank you to Babyville Boutique who provided the sewing supplies and pattern books free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was received.

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65 comments:

TEXAUS MOMMA said...

I learned that you can buy their products at Hancocks ;) I didn't know that!

one frugal lady said...

I love the projects section on their website!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Kai Shippee said...

I love the "Playful Pond" collection...how sweet!

Lyn Mack said...

I didn't realize they had pattern books and patterns for anything other than diapers. I had just known this line for making your own cloth diapers. Now I am loving them even more!

latanya t said...

Jean, Ellie and Angel are some of the leading personalities behind Babyville Boutique.

Kim said...

learned they have TONS of useful vids on youtube!! how nice!

Kim said...

Love their projects and their fabric. Their website is great and like how they list their projects. Would love to make their snap and go washcloth.

kimberlysummer40@aol.com

Andrea Kruse said...

Babyville was designed to marry mom’s need for the best possible products, with an eco-friendly diapering option – these are their primary concerns.

...and since they are also my concerns, I love this!!!

Sarah J. said...

I was looking at their video tutorials and I saw a product I need... the Dritz Petite Press!! I sew at home and work, but one thing I always forget to bring my iron. It would be so handy to have! :)
saywah_j at yahoo dot com

Melody said...

I didn't know that they made snaps with designs on them! How cute! :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Yesenia said...

I would love to try the 51 PUL projects book. They have lovely fabrics.
morales_y at yahoo dot com

Holly Wasson said...

Loved how they showed how to transfer the diaper pattern!

Kristin said...

I love that bbv boutique was started by a cd sewing group :)

rebecca williams said...

I would be nice to try the 51 PUL projects books!
rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

Amanda said...

I learned that they have video tutorials as well as picture tutorials!
tvpg at aol dot com

One Southern Girl said...

Excited to see that Hobby Lobby carries their products... I knew our Joanns did (we got their snap press). Hopefully, when we go to HL, they will have a bigger selection of PUL fabrics since I need to make some diapers soon! :)

Erin McCabe said...

Learned you shouldnt wash their PUL with hot water =P

Deann said...

I didn't know they had 4 books available now! Also their soft blocks with tags tutorial looks fun.

Julie Ragozzine said...

I like that they have projects on their site and 4 books of projects!

Lauriai said...

I love their video tutorials section that has it all in one place for visual learners wanting to use their products!

Paula Siltala said...

The video tutorials are great. I love how they tell you about using the snaps. What a great way to make sure you use an even amount.

Ali P said...

I learned that in addition to adorable snaps to match their designs they also have fun buttons!
Alessandra Peterson

Melanie said...

I love that they have video tutorials! I'd love to learn how to sew my own cloth diapers, but would be wary of trying and wasting materials if left to my own devices.

Mahri-lyn Stedwell said...

i learned that they had super cute designs in their snaps!

Samantha Cuhel said...

They give many tutorials, both in blog for and videos.

Sandi Lapp said...

First, I learned they had a website! I knew Babyville was a product line but I didn't realize how broad their offerings were! I've been looking for some cute diaper pins and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Babyville offers a few different options.

Rachel said...

I learned about taking pictures of children from a blog post...one of the tips was just to have fun!

Lisa Fox said...

I learned that they had video tutorials on several different topics. Very useful for a novice like myself.

Brittany Land said...

I learned that they have quite a few awesome videos!

alyson said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway! I'm inspired to make bibs and play blocks out of PUL scraps. I had never thought of that before I checked out the babyville boutique website! And I learned how to make side snapping diapers! Something I wanna try with my next set. :)
-aly

Danielle said...

They sell everything you need to make cloth diapers even the patterns! It is also great that they have a blog! It seems like a great company for DIY diapering.

Jennifer said...

That they have patterns and everything to make diapers in one place. Very spiffy!

Chelsea Ohlerich said...

I like that they have have so many coordinating colors/patters with snaps, elastic, hook and loops, buttons and patches :) love love love!!

heidi said...

I didn't realize that they came out with new PUL and colors! So exciting. Love the new cowboy PUL. And they sell it at Walmart now.

Deb said...

I browsed all the fabric selections of PUL, and just love all the choices. The Sweet Stuff Cupcakes is a favorite. So many great choices! debgirotti at gmail dot com (it entered incorrectly on rafflecopter)

Sweetpetunia said...

I learned that they carry cute matching tags and appliques.

Anonymous said...

I learned all sorts of information about cloth diaper sewing in the glossary section! (Ballpoint needle was probably the coolest; I always wondered how diapers didn't get holes.) Katy C. dragon _ at _ heart 04 @ hotmail . com

itsme said...

Jean, Ellie and Angel are some of the leading personalities behind Babyville Boutique

Raquel said...

I was only aware of two pattern books, but I see they have added even more! I can only imagine how awesome the projects inside are!

lockwk17 said...

that bbv boutique was started by a cd sewing group and the video tutorials

Jo Ann Bonnick said...

I learned about hidden PUL! Now I can use all the gorgeous quilting fabric scraps I have left!

Jennifer said...

I want to make the soft block with loops. My son would love it.

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that there are so many things you can make out of PUL, besides diapers.

Anonymous said...

I found it interesting that there are so many things you can make out of PUL, besides diapers.

Christina G said...

I learned that you don't need to pre-wash pul

Christine Jessamine said...

i learned i can buy these here locally at hobby lobby!

Tab said...

I learned that their products can be found at Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics! That's awesome for when I want to make a project without waiting for shipping.

GingerG said...

they have a tutorial for a cute rufflebum diaper!

jdeemarie said...

I love that they have some patterns on their website. The soft blocks would be great for my little one and I was surprised at how they look so easy to make.

Jodi J

michelle hodenius hill said...

Learned they also sell appliqué to be used on all sorts of projects! And I can get it locally at our Joann fabrics!

jennafish said...

their selections and customer service are exceptional. available to asnwer any question!

Heather Carroll said...

Love the video tutorials!

Anonymous said...

I loved that you don't have to prewash these.
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Michelle Kulwicki said...

I loved the project section! I am planning on making the snappy wipes, and learned that I can find their applique in town!

Regina said...

I learned how to balance the usage of snaps

Kristina Gjertsen said...

They have the different closure features, which i love. I usually use snaps.

They have The fold over elastic, snaps or Ez adjust tape And ez adjust tabs. And they come in all different colors/patterns.

Christa Nyleen said...

They have youtube channels that is awesome!

Elizabeth Schutte said...

They have some adorable diaper pins! I have been keeping an eye out on some special pins, but i just assumed they don't make them anymore. These are too cute for words!

Sianna said...

I thought they only had diaper patterns. I didn't know they had patterns for other things.

jljyoung said...

They have printed snaps!!!!

Breanne said...

They're based out of SC

Monique Eckert said...

I love the sbaps with designs on them-omg!!!

Krystal said...

I learned about the snappy wipe to-go. It sounds like a great idea!

Krista C. said...

You should use a ball-point needle when sweing PUL, also, put it in the dryer on high afterwards to seal the holes from sewing.

Charis's Mum said...

I learned that my favorite collection is Mod Girl.

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