10/28/09

Why? Why Not.



It took me three hours last night to finally get a Boppy cover that fit and stayed closed. My first attempt was to create a regular pillow fold a little left of center. The concept was similar to how you'd make a slipcover for a regular square pillow but I could only get one side on. There wasn't enough give in the fabric to allow for room to stick the other side in. Thankfully I had used some mediocre fabric that can still be salvaged for something else.



I picked up this fabric on my trip to California in September. It's from one of my favorite quilt shops in Old Town Clovis. Someone is going to ask me who designed it but I've already thrown away the selvedge and can't remember. My apologies.



I used the fit from this tutorial after trying something else. I opted for vintage buttons instead of Velcro or snaps as the tutorial suggests and decided to use only one fabric rather than a soft fleece or chenille on the back. I didn't actually trace the pattern from the tutorial, just the concept of a fold over at the top, so I can't attest for the pattern's fit.



To get my shape I laid the pillow down on some fabric and gently pulled the fabric up along the sides and cut just above where the middle seam on the pillow would've been. It's a really rough way to get a good shape but it all pulled to fit. I had to take it in on one side to get things just right but it was a simple fix.



I should probably try to make another one for when this one gets baby juice on it but I'm not sure I've got the patience for more button holes at midnight. If you've seen another Boppy cover tutorial that worked for you, feel free to share. The best option may be to reuse an old cover as your pattern and work a zipper in. It's a great way to add another personal touch to the cache of baby accessories that make life with a newborn much easier.

xoxo,
Rachel

12 comments:

mandiegirl said...

SO pretty!

craftyminx said...

Looks great! I love the different buttons!

Maggie Whitley said...

super adorable! love the pink and red... perfect for your Ruby girl :)

Gussy

Heather at All A Flutter said...

So pretty and I love the button details!!

Melonie said...

This turned out great...and um...I used to love George and Harriet books. I must go check some out of the library for the kids now;)

Laurie Anne said...

What a great boppy! I remember when my kids were little I made miniature boppy pillows for around their neck when they fell asleep in the car {especially on long drives} this made their little heads rest on the pillow instead of bopping back and forth, up and down. GReat Fabric and buttons xx

Marni said...

i really love how you're making all of this baby stuff so adorable! it's all so beautiful and practical, it's just amazing!

Jenna said...

You are nesting like any mama should! So sweet.

Jennifer said...

looks lovely and girly!I'm definitely going to have to try the tutorial, you know, a few years from now when there's a bun in the oven. :)

drummbellinaxxx said...

Great job and gorgeous fabric!

(At first I thought it was one of those rings you can sit on when your bum hurts after squeezing out a baby! Doh.)

RachelDenbow said...

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RachelDenbow said...

I think Sebastian left me a comment! :) Keeping that one.