making clothes/bibs for LO - what material??

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  1. babz1986

    babz1986 Well-Known Member

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    I know this might be a strange question lol.. but i'm really interested in making some clothes or bibs for Ellie.. and a blanket and some other bibs by using my mums sewing machine..

    but.. i'm a bit stuck as to what kind of material to use..

    I know that baby grows/vests would be cotton.. but would it be poly cotton or what?

    and bibs I'm guess terry towel material??

    Any other ideas??
     
  2. odd_socks

    odd_socks Long Term WTT

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    i think it would be poly cotton yeah, and bibs probably would be terry toweling and i think polycotton would work too
     
  3. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    100% cotton works fine with fleece backing for dribble bibs - teething - just because there isn't much fluid to catch (cotton itself isn't really absorbant)

    Minky and terry towel also work well.

    More usual baby bibs e.g. for use when baby is drinking and spilling milk, you might want a waterproof interlining like pul and def. a terry towel or similar (more absorbant).
    Polycotton is more absorbant though!
     
  4. babz1986

    babz1986 Well-Known Member

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    thanks ladies!! think I'm going to buy some this weekend and experiment lol
     
  5. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Let us know how you get on!
    Here's one I've made recently! It's 100% cotton and grey fleece on the back. The back is shaped and I double sew them!
    https://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z146/LazLLM/IMG_1767.jpg
     
  6. Worrisome

    Worrisome mummy to 2boys and a girl

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    Ooh I'm looking for a pattern like these bibs, did you just make it up or follow a pattern?

    Fab job by the way.
    Ive also been debating make Millie a dress, she has a next dress and its just a simple pinafore with appliqué (sp!!!) flowers on. If anyone knows of any patterns? Could do with a raverly for sewing.
     
  7. carries

    carries Mother of two under two!

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    There are loads of patterns online. I just played around with mine until I had a shape I was happy with.

    If you are going to use poppers it is worth investing in a pair of pliers to make sure that they are put on well and dont come off. Velcro works as well though its just poppers are better as I sell mine.
     
  8. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    youd want knit for babygrows/vests ideally

    bibs would be good with terry towelling, or you can even use old towels you have laying around, i like to do one layer cotton, one layer fleece with a layer of towel in the middle :) x
     
  9. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    for babygros/vests you need cotton interlock; this is what the shops use. There are many sellers selling interlock on ebay for really good prices. xx
     

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