Nerdy Bibs, Blankets, Burp Cloths and Diaper Covers

15 Jul

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Alright folks. This is my first batch of nerdy sewing projects for my daughter Tessa. I have spent the last five years with Jonathan working on all kinds of crafts and projects for cosplays and holidays and geekiness of all varieties, so I knew I would eventually be cranking out random baby paraphernalia for my future children. I thought making this first round of goodies would make this whole parenthood thing more real, but with my daughter only two months away, I am still having trouble wrapping my brain around the concept of being a mother. Me? A mom?! I still watch anime and relate to the shy 13 year old characters! How is this whole raising a human being thing gonna pan out?!

At any rate, I had fun making these goodies over the last few weeks. All of the fabrics were purchased from either Joann’s Fabrics, Wal-Mart or the LA Fabric District. The prints are all a variation of Star Wars and Marvel / Avengers. (Gotta introduce baby girl to the classics!) So here’s what I made:

Burp Cloths:

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I made these burp cloths using a variation on this tutorial from Chickpea Sewing Studio. While some of the cloths have the decorative strip of fabric down the entire length of the terry cloth as the tutorial shows, I made a couple of the cloths with the nerdy fabric strips on the very ends of the cloth, so when baby burps up it will most likely land on the terry cloth, which is far more absorbent.  That way you get functionality while simultaneously getting to nerd represent! hehe!

Receiving Blankets:

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I made the 32″ x 32″ Marvel Comics self-binding receiving blanket using this tutorial from the blog Sew Much Ado.

I didn’t use a tutorial for the 36″ x 36″ Star Wars receiving blanket, I just kind of… made it. But for those of you interested in a simple, no pattern required sewing project, the closest I could find to what I did can be found on this tutorial from KDBuggie Boutique.

Diaper Covers:

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I made these diaper covers using McCalls pattern 6223. I will say, I was a little nervous about making these. I always had it in my head that diaper covers would be difficult. Maybe it was a loose association with the mess that usually comes with diapers? Who knows. But these were effortless and easy. I will be using this pattern again and again, I’m sure. These were my favorite to make thus far.

Newborn Bibs:

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These were also made using McCalls pattern 6223. I’m not overly crazy about bibs (or making them.. CURVES, ugh!) but I wanted to make a few for some “OMG, look at that adorble baby geek!” newborn pictures.

So that’s my first batch of geeky baby projects. I’m planning on making many more in the future (changing pads, nighties, infant car seat covers, oh my!) but I thought I’d share these for now. ^_^

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8 Responses to “Nerdy Bibs, Blankets, Burp Cloths and Diaper Covers”

  1. Me July 16, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    Can I have your sewing skills please? My cloth wipes are all I have made for bub and I dream of someday making her clothes. Your diapers and bibs are great! I loooove the burp cloths too! Geeks FTW!

    There’s a book out there, Vader and Princess Leia (forgive the spelling, loooong day today). It is going to be the first book I buy her as the boys have Vader and Son and adore that book to no end. 🙂

  2. Chandler's Ghost July 16, 2013 at 3:36 am #

    Awesome! My cousin made me some He Man oven mitts a few years ago in the same style.

  3. paddyjhobbs July 16, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    OMG these are all so cool. Any kid would be lucky to have them

  4. NOAEfame July 16, 2013 at 8:54 pm #

    You are so amazing. I will love to get some if you let me. My kids will love them.

    • gynjii July 16, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

      If you sew some, post pictures! I’d love to see what you make!!

  5. Pip July 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Tip: when she’s old enough to hold up her head, put her in your lap leaning forward into your hand which is under the bib or towel and burp her with the other. Saves the ‘barfed down the back of my shirt’ mess. 😉

    • gynjii July 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      LOL, I am still laboring under the delusion that my little angel will not poop, nor fart, nor barf. 😉

      • Pip July 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

        I am *so* glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read that. 😉

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