what i hope to accomplish this weekend
this weekend i hope to get to sewing some turned and top-stitched cloth wipes (some will be terry/flannel and some will just be flannel/flannel). i found a nice tutorial here (third set of instructions). i keep thinking that if we’re going to skip out on the disposable diapers, why not give skipping out on disposable wipes a try, too? it may be more of a challenge because they’ll have to be transported dry with some kind of wipe solution, but if i’ll be washing diapers, washing wipes can’t really be any more work.
i also consider this project a bit of a warm up to sewing the crib bedding. i need to get on that, too. like soon. i’m kind of nervous that i’ll go to all the effort of sewing the fitted sheets, only to find out they’re too small. i laid the 2 yards of fabric over our crib mattress, and it looks like it should fit, but i’ll be cutting squares out of the corners and adding elastic … i think i’m just nervous that i’ll end up having done it wrong. at least i know the crib dust ruffle and bumper will be fine and i can always turn the fitted sheets into parts of a quilt. any natural fabric fitted sheet will end up working if i screw up, thank goodness.