How to make a Baby Swaddle or swaddler!
|January 20, 2012||Posted by Kelly under Crafts, Free, How to|
This video was created at the request of one of my viewers. The video is on how to make the pattern for and complete a swaddler or baby swaddle.
First you need some measurements to create a custom pattern.
Around baby’s torso (at the widest point)
Around baby’s torso and arms together
From baby’s armpit to hip
1 yard of fabric (may need less or more depending on the size of baby)
2″ wide velcro (approximately 6 inches long, depends on your preference)
To create the pattern, you may watch the video or follow these instructions.
To make the inner wrap, take the torso measurement and add 6 inch. Draw that rectangle on paper. I like rounded corners, so I used a glass to draw the corners. Cut this pattern piece out. You will need to cut 2 out of the fabric.
To make the outer wrap, take the torso and arm measurement and add 6 inches. Draw that rectangle on paper. Find the middle point and make a mark, from 2 1/2 inches from the center, draw another mark. From the 2 1/2″ off center mark draw a line to a 1″ down mark on the side. (This sounds so confusing, please watch the video for a visual aid). You will need to cut 2 out of the fabric.
For the side “pillows”, but 2 pieces 3″ by 5″.
For how to put it all together and for clearer, pattern instructions, please visit my you tube video.