Two months later and we have used them all. During those two months, I've been working on convincing Mark we should use cloth wipes...I mean we already cloth diaper.
I have finally succeeded. So I got out the sewing machine and some extra flannel blankets to make some. Now I've got an old sewing machine that really needs some work. It won't hold the tension without a few tricks and even then it can lose tension. Needless to say, a new sewing machine is on my birthday list.
SIDE NOTE- I really want a embroidery machine...even a simple one would be nice. Here's one I like...it's not the best machine since it only has a 4 x 4 hoop, but good for a beginner like me. Though if I were to be honest, having one size up on hoops would make me a giddy.
Anyway, first I tried to use a zig-zag stitch as an overlock stitch to make 1 ply wipes. My machine didn't like that...so then I tried sewing a two-ply wipe and using a top stitch on the outside to finish the edges. That worked.
Here's the finished product.
|A few wipes made from old receiving blankets and homemade wipe solution. I'm making a wet storage case soon.|
|My favorite is on the top. So CUTE!|
So if I make these and they end up nice, I might be convinced to make a few to giveaway. Because I like showing some love to you, even if I'm a novice at sewing. :)
Oh and up next in crafty land, more crocheting- because that is much easier for me! Anybody have any suggestions as to what they might like to see?