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06-22-2005, 03:05 PM
I have some wool ribbing material, the kind used to make cuffs on baby pjs, that I never ended up making pjs with. There's not much of either color I have, but I'm wondering if it's enough to make a wool cover from, or if this material is okay for covers at all.
It's pretty thin, maybe 1/8 an inch, is that thick enough to make a wool cover from? I've never seen a wool cover that wasn't made from a sweater, so I haven't got a clue.
06-22-2005, 03:23 PM
If its 100% wool I dont see why it wouldnt be ok. Maybe if you made it two layers (do you have enough?) and did the turn and top stitch type cover it might work. I would think it is was thick enough one layer would be fine once you lanolize it but probably not good for bed time. maybe try lanolizing a small peice then putting water on it/through it and see how it holds up. Hope it works! I have a sweater I want to cut apart to make a cover, one of these days Im actually gonna do it too!
06-22-2005, 03:30 PM
I'd have to get creative to make it 2 layers...unless I did one color in front and another in back, or made it reversible...hmmmmmmmm
Now to research lanolinizing...
06-22-2005, 07:31 PM
Oohh! Petra that sounds nice! My Fussybutt cover is pink on the inside and periwinkle on the outside. I love the little bit of pink that peeks out near the leg and waist. :)
ETA: Here's some info on wool- I'm sure it's not news to you. I have been researching making some wool pants for Cadie this winter.
06-22-2005, 11:56 PM
Trish - thanks for the link :)
Two quick Qs on the cover you have - is it reversible, and how is the elastic part figured out?
06-23-2005, 12:22 AM
I've got a Righteous Baby wool cover that's two colors myself - teal on the outside, and a brownish color on the inside. Of course, Taran wore it to bed tonight, so I can't go grab it to look at it for you. But if you're still curious after Trish gives you the details on hers, I can look it over for you tomorrow. :)
Taran, November 20, 2003
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06-23-2005, 01:10 AM
I think that doing the two colors sounds cute! Just turn and top stitch....sew all together except for the back, add the elastic to the legs and one side of fabric on the back. Turn it inside out the right way, top stitch the legs and then the back section where you left it open. Basically make it like a aio or pocket except sew the pocket closed. KWIM? Let me know if you are still confused. It really is easy, granted I havent made a cover yet, but it should work! Good luck. :)
06-23-2005, 09:14 AM
I was thinking I could also make them like little reversible shorts, with elastic at the leg to get a ruffle going...
I definitely don't have enough material to make a regular cover unless I run the ribbing the wrong way, which would be silly. But shorts could work out nicely. It bears more thinking about... I'll post pics when I figure it out :)
06-23-2005, 08:47 PM
The wool cover is turned at the legs. I hope that's the right term. The cover is not reversible, though. Hmmm...that would be tricky because it has snaps. I hope that answers your question!
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