How to make cocoons for newborns with your own hands?
In order for your baby to be warm and comfortable in the first months of his life, he needs a special cocoon. It can be in the form of an envelope or diaper. In addition, it is so convenient to rock and carry the baby. You can make excellent cocoons for newborns yourself.
What is a cocoon and what is it for?
First of all, this thing was created as an alternative to an ordinary rectangular diaper. In shape, it resembles a long knitted hat or a stitched envelope with wrap-on edges. Of course, the cocoon should be made only from natural fabrics.
It is much more convenient for a child to be in such a cozy bag than in tightly tucked diapers. You can pull the legs and move. It will also be much easier for parents to put a baby in a cocoon with one or two movements, rather than produce complex diaper manipulations.
There are liners for the crib. In any case, it will be convenient for you and the baby.In the shops you can find a variety of cocoons for newborns, but they are usually very expensive. The thing will be used a maximum of the first four or five months, so what's the point of throwing out money that is better spent more rationally? It is possible to make a cocoon for newborns with their own hands.
Tips for sewing
First you need to decide what it should be. This is influenced, first of all, by the time of year. If the child was born in the winter, respectively, and the cocoon for him should be insulated. Make the pattern yourself better, because no one but you knows what is right for you. If you plan to carry the child in a cocoon for walks, make an extra pocket from the back where you can put the mattress. Perfect for the stroller. Very convenient option when the envelope unfolds in a blanket.
So, the envelope-cocoon for a newborn should be strictly from natural materials. Artificial or natural fur is best suited for the winter version, flannel or coarse calico for the inner layer. You can also use velvet, fleece and plush. Insulated model should additionally have a layer of padding polyester, holofiber or wool.
The best size for a cocoon envelope is about eighty to fifty.But remember that the inside should not be too loose, its main purpose is to warmly wrap the child.
For the youngest children, you need to sew an envelope with special side cuffs that will help you to swaddle the handles.
How to sew a simple cocoon
The most elementary option that does not require much time is a regular envelope without cuffs. By itself, it will consist of three layers - internal, insulation and external. Cut a piece in the shape of a rectangle of the desired size. Keep in mind that you will make a lapel bottom. Put the insulation between two layers of fabric and stitch on the sewing machine blank on the pattern. Now fold it in half, stepping on top of twenty to twenty-five centimeters. Sew on the sides of the zippers. From the top, form a hood. Everything, a simple cocoon cover for a newborn is ready.
We sew more difficult option
Keep in mind that the size of the main canvas should always be larger, since it forms an envelope according to the dimensions you specify. You can make a universal option for spring, when the weather is changeable from heat to cold.
In addition to the fabric and insulation, you need a conventional and detachable zipper, as well as additional material for the pocket. The principle of sewing will be the same, but with some changes.You will have a separate pattern for the main envelope and for the pocket with insulation. It will just need to be attached to the front side inside, under the back of the baby. You can make it removable by sticking or pulling out as needed. Sew a detachable zipper on the sides and bottom, and use a regular one for the hood.
Cotton cocoon on buttons
Very convenient option for walking in the spring. You will need cotton fabric for the outer layer, fleece for interior decoration and synthetic winterizer for insulation. As well as buttons and a width of five centimeters.
The product will consist of three layers - top cotton, padding polyester insulation and internal fleece. You can thread all the layers by hand so that they do not disperse. After stitch, turn the cocoon inside out. Now you need to sew a tape around the edge. It will protect fabric from sprawling, and the envelope will hold the form. Separately, make a strip of fabric with button holes at both edges. Its length should correspond to the front outer side of the cocoon. Sew the buttons on the sides. Thus, the edges of the envelope will be fastened in the middle.
Cocoon in the form of a sleeping bag
This option is ideal for winter, so it is better to use natural fur fabric. You will also need lightning. Cut a piece of fabric of the right size with the bend in half and seams. The fabric should be sewn from the back, so we twist it out with the fur.
Unlike the previous options, here you do not leave the edge for the hood. That is, completely sew the edges on all sides, leaving two centimeters, except for the bottom one - until you touch it. It is important. Treat all the edges well, remember that this will be the inside of the cocoon, and nothing should create discomfort. Sew a zipper into the bottom part. Make a hole for the face on one side. It can be round or semicircular. Process its edges also by bending two centimeters. In this hem it is possible to insert a lace or elastic band.
Fur cocoons for newborns are really warm and cozy. Their production is extremely simple for any woman who has at least initial sewing skills.
Fur envelope for baby
If you are going to sew a cocoon for newborns for the first time, reviews from the forums can provide you with valuable help. As a rule, young mothers are of the opinionwhich is still better to do it yourself, because a truly high-quality envelope or mattress can be very expensive, and you will not use it for a long time.
Sewing a fur envelope will be a little more difficult, but we take the first version of making a cocoon as a sleeping bag as a basis. The main difference is that the zipper will be in the middle - it will be more convenient for you to pull out the baby.
So, the fabric is twisted fur out. Position the zipper in the middle and cut a hole for the face. After you have processed all the edges, except for the lower one, and you sew a zipper, turn the cocoon with the fur inside. You can also put in a hood like a rubber band or a drawstring.
If you want to make your envelope more fun, sew the appliqués from its front side. You can give it any shape. For example, make ears or antennae, like a bee. In general, everything, everything, the main thing - to turn on the imagination.
We make a comfortable cocoon diaper for the little ones
It will also be able to make any person, regardless of his skills and sewing skills. The diaper cocoon for newborns is different in that it has two lapel edges. Pattern it will resemble the letter "T".Separately make a piece for a pocket.
This option is not for carrying, but simply for swaddling, so the usual flannel is taken for the inside and the pocket, and the knitwear (or cotton) for the outside. Take a zipper longer, according to the size of the product.
So, the first stage. It is necessary to cut a sketch of a cocoon on the pattern, both from cotton and from flannel. If you make an outer layer of knitwear, be sure to get a tape, without it your product will very quickly spread out and lose its shape.
The top and bottom sides should be attached to each other, leaving a space below. Otherwise you will not be able to unscrew the cocoon with sutures inside. Now your task is to connect the pocket with the base with a zipper. But first, grab it one centimeter on one side by three. Now sew in the clasp. Here and ready convenient diaper-cocoon for newborns. It is not difficult at all, the main thing is to do everything carefully and without haste.
Cocoon for newborns crocheted
This is not just a product designed to simplify swaddling for mom and create comfort for the baby. The knitted cocoon can be very beautiful and delicate, so your baby will look in it like an angel from a postcard.
Unlike the methods described above, such a cocoon is hardly suitable for walking. Is that in the summer, when the weather was already warm outside, or instead of diapers.
The scheme of the cocoon for newborns, crocheted or knitted, is the same as for the cap. You just get it longer and much longer. By the way, why shouldn't your pretty little hat be tied to your graceful cocoon? What is the convenience of knitted cocoon compared to diapers? It is warm, comfortable and does not require additional fixation.
So, take the yarn you like and the average thickness of the hook. Knit the first pigtail of the desired size and connect its ends. Make a connecting bar for the next row. Next, type about three air loops, tie six crochets to the crochet. The next row is the same number of air loops and two double crochets. Further the cocoon will expand. In the next rows, add evenly eight loops. Thanks to this, your product will become more that you need. When you realize that the expansion is no longer necessary, continue to knit the same number of columns to the end.Separately, you can knit jewelry and then just sew them.
Knit cocoon for newborns with needles
It will seem easier for someone to knit. The knitting feature is a denser texture. If the yarn is barbed, another simple cotton or flannel case can be put inside. Such a knitted cocoon for newborns is suitable as a replacement for diapers or additional warming during winter walks. It can be made both open and as a sleeping bag. Do not overdo it with patterns. Remember that the baby's skin is still very tender, and any irregularities can cause him discomfort.
The best needles are number five or six. Dial approximately seventy-five loops. First row fully knit facial, and the second row purl. The third begins with the edge. Now start the account. Five faces out of five on the pattern twelve times, front, purl. The next row is all wrong. Behind him - all facial. And then knit ordinary garter stitch. For expansion, add a loop on each side. To make a bag, you need extra knitting needles.Here you will need to reduce each time through a smaller number of loops - first six, then five, and so on until two. In the rest of the circular knitting holes you can thread a beautiful cord or ribbon. Done!
How to make a comfortable diaper-cocoon with Velcro
The basis of the option with a T-shaped pattern. In fact, they are distinguished from each other by the presence of stickies. To your pocket lay like a glove, for the pattern, paint the bottom of the main piece. Carefully choose the Velcro, remember that the most important thing is comfort for the baby. They should be soft and supple. Sew one velcro from the outside of the right lapel, and a second from the inside left. Or vice versa, it will be more convenient for you to fasten them later.
Well, you learned how to make cocoons for newborns on your own and in different ways. It remains only to understand what will be best for you. Or maybe you want to do several at once, because they are quite simple to manufacture.