Nikki left a comment on my “triplet” post about how kids like to put things in and out of other things…endlessly really…and that’s the kernel of the idea behind this baby in a pouch…just something simple and small and soft…easy for little hands to hold…and easy for them to play putting-into-and-out-of games with.
Here’s our little friend nicely tucked in:
The template for the pouch is a “house” shape. The base of my “house” is 15.5cm, the sides are 5cm high, and a line drawn staight up from the middle of the base to the highest point of the “roof” is 11cm.
As you can see I’ve used different materials for contrast and a thin piece of wadding to give the pouch a nice spongy feel and a bit of thickness.
Important: when you sew the 4 cut out pieces of your pouch together make sure that you sew them in the order shown below…
…it should look like this when you’ve sewn the 4 pieces together:
When you turn your pouch inside-out make sure that you turn the top layer of material over the other layers:
I made the baby’s blanket in the shape seen below…
…to avoid it becoming too bulky when the baby is all wrapped up:
Now the fun starts…in out in out in out in out in out in out in out in out in out…you get the picture…