I really like sewing little baby things. Sewing for a baby is so quick and uses a lot less fabric that I’m accustomed to using per pattern. Well, some of the tiny things can be kinda hard to get right, but she never complains 🙂
I started with making a little pair of blitzen booties from Peek-a-boo patterns. Like so many of the patterns from Peek-a-boo, the range of sizes is huge in the single pattern. These go from newborn up to adult man sizes all in the same pattern.
I used a lovely quilting cotton for the outer and a soft fabric I had in my stash for the inside lining. For the closure, I used just regular snaps that I applied with my prym pliers in the pictured pair. There is also a Velcro closure option which I used for the first tester adult pair I made for Hub. Unfortunately, velcro isn’t strong enough and they fell off constantly. I replaced with the snaps and they seem to function better for him.
For the adults version, I found some rubber anti-skid gripper fabric to attach to the soles.
Fast sew! cute eh?
Zip Inseam Pajamas
Another pattern I wanted to try from Peek-a-boo was the Zip in-seam pajamas. They have the unique feature of the zipper going across the bottom from ankle to ankle. The envelope neck makes it easy to slip on.
I used an anti-pill fleece for this pattern that I purchased from Funky Monkey Fabrics.
This pattern also has the little turn-over cuffs on the sleeves so that they can cover her little hands or just be regular cuffs. I found the cuffs were a little small and tight, but that may be due to the small stretch in the fleece I selected.
As I have already mentioned, I find that the Peek-a-boo patterns are really wonderful, versatile patterns. Each one has so many options and the range of sizes means each pattern can be used across many age groups. The patterns are well supported with videos for some of the tricky bits. The patterns shop is chock full of different but practical outfits. I am sure I will be making many more in the future!