So why was I paying upwards of $30 a pair in-stores???
Martha's World offers a quick and simple pattern to create your own longies... and make a matching T-Shirt with the leftovers. Check her out! Her blog is quite informative. It's now part of my daily read. Please note, her site does not mention felting your wool first. Personally, I run my sweaters through a hot wash and toss them into the dryer to make them into itty bitty sweaters. http://marthasworld76.blogspot.com/2007/05/how-to-make-wool-soaker-from-recycled.html
I will be posting all of them as soon as I have them all finished. Who knows,.. if I get good enough, maybe I'll start selling them on my site too! (PLUG HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bibmababy)
I'm trying my hand at these ridiculously cute wool soakers later when I can salvage about an hour of my day - who knew a baby was so time consuming? Stay tuned for pics! This woman offers a free pattern here.
Older post: http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/instructions-for-sewing-soaker.html
Make your own Wool Wash!
I use this recipe to clean all my wool diaper covers.
- Add a pea size of Lanolin to a cup of HOT water.
- Let it melt.
- Add a few drops of baby shampoo.
- Put about a teaspoon of your concoction into a tub of water.
- Swish the water to ensure even distribution of lanolin wash.
- Turn all your wool items inside out - careful colours may run!
- Soak for about an hour.
- Remove your wool and roll into a towel to remove moisture.
- Reshape and lay flat to dry. Hanging can distort the shape of your wool.