Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Pod Swaddler

Swaddled in Anna Maria Horner loveliness
This photo of Miss O is from months ago (sniff) but it was so adorable I wanted to share again.  In this photo you can see her sporting an awesome wrap snuggly thing...made with ALL Anna Maria Horner of course.

I made it when Miss L was a baby and it is truly amazing.  My only wish is that I had it for all three babes.  It alleviated the frustration of refolding a swaddling blanket at 4am in the morning, they needed their arms contained or they woke themselves up hitting themselves in the face, plus it allowed the baby a snug wrap they could grow into - one size fits all.  Unfortunately, I did a search and it looks like the Etsy shop I bought the pattern from is no longer around!  Only this Flickr group seems to still exist...
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When my girlfriend found out she was pregnant I just had to make her one!  Excuse the wrinkled photos, I had already folded it for wrapping and was storing it in my sewing room pre-photo shoot!
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The original pattern was a little rough and left all the edges raw.  It always bothered me on my swaddler so I decided to upgrade the pattern a little and properly finished the edges topstitches and all.
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I used the rolled hem foot on my Juki for the first time.  It was AMAZING!  I am going to pretty much use it for everything possible now...  S-e-w e-a-s-y.
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Yup - creepy baby doll photo.  Had to be done.
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And now it is all gifted up for my friend who I hope will wear it out with all the baby love in the world!

Thank goodness it is FRIDAY!


- rebecca lynne

15 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Such a great idea! Love the fabrics you chose - very sweet!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

It's beautiful! And the doll is actually one of the least creepy I've ever seen, lol!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Very cute and look at you getting all fancy pants with the edging. Noice! :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Great idea, and lovely gift.

Janine said...

So adorable - Miss O and those swaddlers :)

Quilter in the Gap said...

Lovely!! What about a tutorial?!

audrey said...

Oh, so cute! Love the cute baby cheeks! I wish I'd had one of these for my two!

Mary said...

That is such a great idea and you did a nice job on it too.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

very cute...kind of like a little sleeping bag, right?

Shannon said...

The swaddling blankets are so cute and your baby looks so calm and precious! They grow so fast!

Althea Dene said...

Hi Rebecca. Just found this free pattern and thought I would pass it on. It may be close to what you used? http://prudentbaby.com/2010/02/baby-kid/diy-swaddle-blanket-pattern-2/

Rebecca Lynne said...

Althea thanks for the link...but no that blanket is different. The beauty of the pod is that it fully encloses the legs, more like a sleeping bag so those chubby feet can't kick themselves out to get exposed and thus wake the baby! Hannah the shop owner said she would revisit her Etsy shop so hopefully the Pod pattern will be available again soon!

Laura said...

Cute. I bet your friend loves it :)

Marija said...

ooh, love it! Let's hope pattern comes out again, if not, I just might to make one "on the fly"... so cute!

Elita en Suisse said...

How cute! I found this online with someone called Hannah that looks like the same one: http://while-they-sleep.blogspot.ch/2008/08/pattern-shop-pdf-files-sent-right-to.html. Hope this helps!