View Full Version : Help me brainstorm how to perfect this

01-14-2010, 11:04 PM
I want to make some swaddlers like this: http://www.mom4life.com/catalog.php?item=1636

However, I'd like to leave the end open for diaper changes. Is it even worth it?

Part of the reason I want to do this style is how fast and easy it will be! So if I leave an end open I want it to be easy. I know drawstrings are frowned on in children's garments, but is there a safe drawstring length? Or would you avoid a drawstring altogether?

01-14-2010, 11:13 PM
I'd go with elastic. I wouldn't risk a drawsrting just in-case.

01-14-2010, 11:48 PM
I'd go with elastic. I wouldn't risk a drawsrting just in-case.


01-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Maybe you could make the very bottom close like those baby nightgowns? You could probably use fairly tight elastic. Or could you do a drawstring but sew it in the back so it can't come out?

01-15-2010, 04:11 PM
I had something like this that is actually made in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As far as I remember it did have a drawstring (cord lock is what they call it) at the bottom, and you then wrapped it around the bottom to hold it fast. I never had any problems with it. here is the website in case you're wondering...http://www.slumberbug.ca/

just another take on a similar product.

01-15-2010, 06:00 PM
What if you used a zipper in the back from the pointed end, say, up to the waist? When you need to do a diaper change, you just unzip it and roll it up to the waist. Sounds like that would work. I'm going to be a first-time grandmother in July and am going to make these using a zipper closure.

Sounds like a great idea, but I would probably line it because the part of the zipper you sew on can be rough & scratchy.

I may have to try this when I make some.

01-15-2010, 07:12 PM
What about a hook and loop velcro, that would work perfect!

01-15-2010, 08:29 PM
snaps could work, too