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somanyideas
« on: February 23, 2005 12:19:41 PM »

hi
has anyone made undies for their toddler or at least know how??
dd is pretty thin and we're starting potty learning so i want to start now making some underwear for her but i have no idea where to start

what fabrics should i use? even if it has a bit of absorbency would be ok in case of accidents? (would hemp fleece work i have a lot of it)

are there patterns out there?

any ideas??
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BeccaJane22
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2005 12:38:58 PM »

I found this site that has a pattern for making underwear out of t-shirts.  I am sure that it can be adapted to fit a toddler.  Let me get it out of my history really quick.

Okay, here it is...

http://www.supernaturale.com/howto/fibre/tshirtundies/index.html

Hope this helps.

Becca Jane
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2005 08:14:04 AM »

I have never made toddler underwear, but I have been through that wonderful pottytraining experience twice  Shocked.  My little boy is just finishing up with that phase.  We are having a little backsliding right now. 

I have always bought my kids underwear.  Never really thought to sew it actually.  I find that the underwear sold tends to run pretty small.  For instance, my little boy who is 3 is pretty skinny.  He is wearing size 4 underwear, while most size 3 pants are to big in the waist for him.  Honestly, the underwear need not fit too tight.  They need to be big enough that they can get them off easily.  Kids just don't have the motor skills to wiggle off tight underwear, especially if they have to go to the bathroom.  He wears the little briefs with characters on the seat.  We talk about keeping Spiderman dry or don't wet Buzz.  I bought my little girl those undies made by Gerber that have the extra absorbant strip in the middle.  I honestly like them the best.  They seemed to be comfortable.  If I tried to make some, I would use the Gerber ones as a model.  I would stick to cotton so it will breathe well, be comfortable and so you can bleach it if need be.  I have never seen hemp fleece, but I would make sure that it is soft to the skin and only use something thick like fleece in the center.  Also make sure the waistband and leg casings are soft to the skin and not scratchy elastic.  Honestly, for the money, time and agrivation, I would just buy the Gerber ones and then make her a cute big girl dress or pants/shirt as a reward.
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