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Topic: Sewing projects from Lotta Jansdotter's books?  (Read 983 times)
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cjbear
« on: January 07, 2010 08:21:52 PM »

Just seeing if anyone else has been working some of Lotta Jansdotter's patterns - I seem to keep running into issues with incorrect measurements and limited directions/pictures in her baby book.  

If you have done anything from her book I would love to hear your experience.  Plus any pictures help me figure out if I want to try that pattern!

I have done a nursing pillow and I am currently finishing the snuggler.  I will be making a few small velcro bags too.  Feedback is appreciated Smiley

Snuggler


Wrapped up Snuggler


Close-up of material used on outside


Nursing Pillow


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southcoaster
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010 02:57:30 AM »

Oh that's an interesting topic ... I have just purchased the book and made the nursing pillow yesterday. Yours looks gorgeous, I love that fabric, have used it for baby blankets. Anyway this is how I landed on this forum because I posted a message earlier on - it says in the book that the nursing pillow is washable. So I put mine in the washing machine yesterday at 40. Within 5 minutes the seams had opened and a sea of polyester filling was swimming around in the washing machine   Shocked

Have you washed yours? Any idea what I could have done wrong?

Haven't started any other projects from the book yet, didn't have any problems MAKING this one, just the washing ....
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cjbear
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010 09:33:19 AM »

Oh no!  A sea of polyfill in a washer sounds like an awful thing to have on your hands Sad  I haven't washed my pillow yet because I made it as a gift for a friend and washed the material before sewing.  The only thing I can think of causing your dilemma would be perhaps the slipstitching along the top - maybe that part just needs to be reinforced 2x?  Another solution would be to make the pillow as well as a washable cover that could snap or slide over it, so you would only need to wash the cover instead of the entire pillow (I'm thinking of what I have seen for the Boppy pillows http://shopboppy.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1).

Good luck with your pillow and let me know what your solution is and if you do any other projects from the book! 
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