Blog Transfer #3: Car Seat Piddle Pad
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I have a fussy baby… I love him and he’s perfect, but he doesn’t sleep during the day. Which makes him fussy. The good thing is that he’s an AWESOME sleeper at night. Needless to say, I haven’t had much time with him out of my arms since he was born at the end of September, but Daddy B helps out a lot when I have a new project. I haven’t had time to update anything on the computer though. Hopefully things will get easier here sometime!
This month, I made a pad for Baby G’s carseat, and two more for friends. I used Pul in them to help keep any accidents from leaking through to the carseat cover. I’ve had some issues with the cloth diapers leaking (due to user error in the washing process- think I finally figured it out!) so I got tired of washing the carseat cover… what a PITA! It’s a project to get that cover on and off, and it can’t be dried in the dryer. So yeah- this pad covers all the vital areas of the carseat and it can be thrown in the washer and dryer if it gets wet.
For my pad, I put the Pul on the back of the pad… I made two more for friends and hid the Pul behind a layer of flannel. So my cover (the green one) is: flannel, four layers of tshirt fabric for absorbency, and Pul. The flower pad is: cotton, three layers of tshirt, Pul, and flannel.
I used this Sewplicity tutorial and just used Pul instead of fleece.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.