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Make Your Own Baby Bum Sweaters Pattern

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Knitted Soaker Pattern
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Complete instructions to knit, crochet or stitch your own hand-made soakers!
Plus lots of options, ideas and easy diapering hints . . .

INDEX OF PATTERNS:

Down Under Diaper Cover Pattern
Crochet Soaker
Nise's Crocheted Soaker Pattern
Knicker Soakers
Make Your Own Baby Bum Sweaters!
Woollen Nursing Pads
Make Your Own Diapers and Covers

 

Baby Bum Sweater Pattern

Make your own soakers just like Grandma used to make! Practical, economical and a pleasant alternative to plastic covers. Hand-crafted wool soakers draw moisture away . . . help prevent diaper rashes . . . remain dry outside.

 

 

Image: Finished picture of the baby bum sweater

Baby Bum Sweater

To make your own baby bum sweater:

Cut equal-sided triangles from old, shrunk and matted 100% wool sweaters, and zigzag-stitch edges to prevent unravelling (optional). You can usually get two small baby bum sweaters from one adult sweater, or one large baby bum sweater . Check out your local Goodwill, second-hand stores or other thrift stores for second-hand wool sweaters to use - very cheap!

Sizing is as follows:

Premie.....cut three sides of triangle by 10 inches (26cm)
Newborn....cut three sides of triangle by 12 inches (31cm)
Medium.....cut three sides of triangle by 16 inches (41cm)
Toddler....cut three sides of triangle by 20 inches (51cm)
Super......cut three sides of triangle by 24 inches (61cm)

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Wool Soakers
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Picture one: Cut along cutting lines (dashes in picture) for one baby bum sweater. Set aside the wrist-bands for use as leg bands on your baby bum sweater.

Picture two: This is what your pattern should look like - using the sweater's waist band as the baby bum sweater waist band.

Picture three: Fold up the material towards the waist band. Bring waist-band sides together at front.

Picture four: Sew along lines, about halfway along sides to form leg-holes. Be careful not to sew the leg-holes completely shut. You can adjust the leg hole openings, larger or smaller, to fit your baby's legs.

Picture five: Your bum sweater should look something like this. Now take the wrist-bands you set aside earlier, and sew around the leg openings.

Image: Cut along cutting lines for one baby bum sweater. Set aside the wrist-bands for use as leg bands on your baby bum sweater

Picture 1. Cut along cutting lines for one baby bum sweater. Set aside the wrist-bands for use as leg bands on your baby bum sweater.
Image: This is what your pattern should look like - using the sweater's waist band as the baby bum sweater waist band

Picture 2. This is what your pattern should look like
Image: Fold up the material towards the waist band. Bring waist-band sides together at front

Picture 3. Fold up the material towards the waist band.
Image: Sew along lines, about halfway along sides to form leg-holes. Be careful not to sew the leg-holes completely shut. You can adjust the leg hole openings, larger or smaller, to fit your baby's legs

Picture 4. Sew along lines, about halfway along sides to form leg-holes
Image: Your bum sweater should look something like this. Now take the wrist-bands you set aside earlier, and sew around the leg openings

Picture 5. Your bum sweater should look something like this.

Wider Waist: As an alternative, you can sew it like above, but trim off the tip of the top of the triangle. This will give you a wider waistband, but a shorter rise, when you attach it to all together.

To Finish: Crochet a long string of single crochet twice as long as the waist band. Thread through the baby bum sweater waistband about every inch - poking the crochet string in and out - and tie in front.

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SUGGESTED PATTERNS AND BOOKS:

  • The Naturally Frugal Baby » Click for more info: US | CDN | UK
  • Pea Patch Diaper Soaker Knitting Pattern » Click for more info: US | CDN | UK
  • Soaker Pantie Vintage Knitting Pattern » Click for more info: US | CDN | UK
  • Vintage Knitting Pattern » Click for more info: US | CDN | UK
  • Ruffle Love Crochet Pattern » Click for more info: US | CDN | UK

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