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Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:53 am
by Kaz
:smt005 Made you look :smt044 :oops:

I was thinking, hopefully we will get lots of children coming past our activities in the Mall and I thought it would be really cool if we could give as many children as we can a cloth nappy for their doll or teddy.

:whistle: Nothing like planting the seed of 'cloth is good' from a very young age.

So, if you have scraps of fabric and we use the Wee Weka Dolls Pattern (OK with you Leanne?) I have a roll of elastic and Kutwells has cheap velcro on a roll which I could get. We could have a sewing day or we could just make as many as we can individually and gather them up nearer the event.

We could do both. I'd love to have a get together :morningcoffee: :sew: but realistically, a few over a longer period works better for some.

What does everyone think?

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:00 am
by Taylas_mum
Wish I could sew - what a neat idea!! :D

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:31 am
by Petals
Fabulous idea!

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:34 am
by Amethyst
I found a big box of pul scraps in the weekend.

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:44 am
by Kaz
Awesome :D

I figure if those who can't sew have stuff they could donate, would be brilliant. Doesn't have to be nappy fabric, any cotton prints would do. I think it would be better if they are colourful with prints as well as PUL or other fabric, just because kids like them like that. I have some made from 2 layers of flannel. The kids don't mind :D

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:31 am
by rootoo
Do they need to have PUL if they're doll nappies? I'm just thinking I have some minky and cotton I could use, microfleece inners... but if they're only going on dolls is there any point doing a hidden pul layer? 8-[

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:29 am
by Kaz
Nope, not a hidden layer. But some children, like mine would like it to look & feel like a real nappy. So PUL on the outside and anything on the inside.

I've made some single layer with FOE before but that could end up being a bit spendy.

I have a whole truckload of lastin too, if anyone wants to use some.

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:55 am
by rootoo
Ok sweet, I'll make some minky, some cotton and some PUL. :lol: Yay a use for the bag of scraps too bit to throw away, too small to use for anything else!

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:57 am
by Kaz
:lol: You can be my new best friend :whip:

Do you need lastin or velcro? I could get some to you :D

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:58 am
by rootoo
I have some 6mm lastin i got accidentally that I haven't used for "real" nappies that I can probably use in these, I might need some velcro though :)

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:06 am
by cj
I can't sew, time is scarce for me at the moment, but I can give you some PUL.
REMind me - I'm going to be sending you a message to see if we can steal your lovely daughter for a night so my DH can take me out (not that he knows he's taking me out yet)- just got to figure out which one.

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:01 pm
by rootoo
I've done 5 and have a few more cut out, turns out I have heaps of velcro :lol: But my stash is very boy-y, so if anyone has any scraps big enough for doll nappies in minky or PUL in girly colours I can sew them up :)

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:10 pm
by Kaz
rootoo wrote:I've done 5 and have a few more cut out, turns out I have heaps of velcro :lol: But my stash is very boy-y, so if anyone has any scraps big enough for doll nappies in minky or PUL in girly colours I can sew them up :)
You're a legend! Can't motivate myself to get the machine out :lol: How many do you think you can do before April? :wink: :smt044

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:22 pm
by rootoo
:lol: I'll probably have a burst and do a few for a couple of days and then decide I hate them and never want to see another one ;) so maybe 10 :smt044 They are teh cutest things ever though!

Re: Corrupting young minds......

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:25 pm
by Annah
I have some leftover baby blue, and black PUL, and some suede cloth, from Mum making my kids nappies. I can't sew it but happy to donate if it would help? It it in Invercargill with me at the moment, but I move to Christchurch in a fortnight and could pass it on to someone then?>