Grab your tea because here’s another review.
It is nice to be able to sew for a baby. I’m having so much fun sewing this pattern. But honestly, who doesn’t get frustrated at least once while trying to follow a pattern. I need to keep a positive attitude for the sake of my baby and myself. So, take a break whenever you feel frustrated, make a cup of your favorite beverage, and read the pattern over and over again.
My first project with this pattern is the bip and pacifier.
I don’t have any tips with this pattern because it’s really simple. I bought the pacifier clip from hobby lobby for $3.99.
On the envelope for the nursery shawl, it says it needs 2 yards. I used less than a yard. I’m never a big fan of knit fabric, but the result is always forgiving. I serged around the raw edges and fold into the wrong side as I used zig-zag stitch for the hem. It can also be converted into a poncho.
My third project with this pattern is the car seat canopy.
This was when things went downhill. I had to read the instructions over and over again in order to truly understand it. It was frustrating, but I took breaks each time when that happens. Like I said, take a break, and read it until you understand. It works!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
It is pretty easy ONLY when you understand it. I had to read a couple time for the same step until I fully understood.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
What I like: I’m trying to do everything on the pattern. They are very useful and pretty fun to make. And I get to use minky fabric.
What I dislike: What is wide bond foam? I have to do some research to find out what is it, my guess will be Pellon FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible. It works perfectly with it. I used it inside the play mat as well. I have to read each instruction carefully until I understand what it means.
For fabric: Knit, cotton and minky fabric.
For interfacing: Pellon FF78F1 Flex-Foam™ 1-Sided Fusible, Pellon 70 Ultra Firm Stabilizer.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and a definite yes.
When sewing minky fabric together with a cotton fabric. Sew the cotton fabric on the top and minky fabric facing down. It helps stabilizing both fabric for a smoother sewing experience.