Thursday, November 3, 2011

boppy covers

Since babies are taking their sweet time deciding to come out I have been getting a lot of fun little projects done. Thanks to Pinterest I have a bunch more on my list to pass the time. The last couple days I have been working on boppy covers. If you are interested I used this....boppy tutorial. It took me a while to figure out, but making the second one was a piece of cake.


Two things I learned that might make it faster for you...
1. A basting stitch is a longer stitch. So normally you sew using 2.5 stitch length and when basting I increased my stitch length to 4, the reason you want it longer is because it is temporary and after you're finished you unpick it, having a longer stitch makes it easier to unpick.
2. When using your zipper foot (at least on my machine) make sure to have the needle in the center!!! My machine automatically when I turn it on goes to the left which is fine normally but with the zipper foot that doesn't work. I broke my needle on my sewing machine cause I forgot to center the needle. No biggie cause you can just go buy more, but it is a pain in the butt when you are in the middle of a project.

Also make sure to get an invisible zipper, she didn't specify that in the tutorial. It is not something you have to have but looks nicer in my opinion. I couldn't find a 24" invisible zipper so I just got a 22" and it worked out great.

7 comments:

Mallory said...

ADORABLE!! I love those! Great job!!! I am loving your projects. Can't wait to see those beautiful babies! So excited!!

Meg said...

they look so great. i love the fabric and am super impressed with you sewing skills! zippers scare me :)

MorgAnnie said...

That's some awesome skills there, me and zippers don't get along when sewing.

Eric and Andrea said...

Super cute!

Amy said...

They look professionally made, so cute! You did great! The fabrics looked so good as Bobby covers, are you still planning on making carseat covers?

Jolee said...

These are so cute!!! I LOVE the fabric you chose. Only a few more days! Yay :)

Cortney Conover Humphrey said...

yes! i love them. great job momma kayla!