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 Facebook, Twitter 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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