DIY Maternity Clothes: Summer Essentials

With a growing bump, your maternity clothes may fit today and be too small tomorrow. So how do you keep your seasonal wardrobe current without spending too much money? Do it yourself! From a maternity swimsuit tutorial to a no-sew maternity tunic DIY, we’ve got your bump covered—literally—for the summer season.

Look fashionable and stay cool with a cute ruffle top and jean skirt. Joy of How Joyful will walk you through making your very own maternity ruffle top and demin skirt (from men’s shorts) for a stylish summer outfit.

Finding the perfect maternity bathing suit—at the perfect price—can be exhausting (especially this late in the season). But not to worry, DIY Maternity has you covered! Check out their DIY Maternity Swimsuit Tutorial, featuring how-to instructions for three bathing suit styles.

Look stylish and keep fresh during the summer with a DIY maternity tunic. This no-sew maternity DIY from the clever girls of A Beautiful Mess only takes about ten minutes to make! Now that’s my kind of DIY.

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DIY: How to Make Little Lamb Pillows

Mary had a little lamb and now your little one can have a cuddly lamb of his/her own!

This diy sheep pillow is made using wool fabrics and only takes a few minutes to make. A fun project that will add a very personal touch to a nursery or child’s room.

You could even get a little ‘wild’ with your fabric color choices and make funky colored sheep pillows.

Check out all the project details and download templates at The Purl Bee.

images: The Purl Bee

DIY: How to make a crib sheet and changing pad cover

It seems like the selection of changing pad covers in the market is a little lacking. I see the same changing pad covers in every store! Thankfully, Prudent Baby shared this simple tutorial on how to sew a changing pad cover and I just had to try it.

The only problem was that I didn’t own  a sewing machine. In fact, I didn’t even know how to use one!

So I went to Amazon.com and purchased this little sewing machine. I purchased my fabric and other materials at a local shop and in less then 2 hours I had a set of matching crib sheet and changing pad cover.

You can follow the same instructions for the changing pad cover to sew your custom crib sheet. The only things that vary are the length of the fabric and the length of the elastic you will use.

Changing Pad Cover:

Fabric size: 48″ x 32″

Elastic length: 36″

If you would like to use two fabrics, like the Prudent Baby sample, you need

Accent Fabric: 17.5″ X 32″

Main Fabric: 30.5″ X 32″

Crib Sheet:

Fabric size: 72″ x 48″

Elastic length: 56″

In case you’re wondering, the fabric I used is designed by Patricia Bravo. It’s Wheels in Dazzling from the Sugar collection. You can buy it online here.

Please leave a link or email pictures if you give this tutorial a try. I would love to see how your custom sheets and covers turned out.

Click here for the full tutorial.

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