Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Daycare Wetbag

I use cloth nappies on my little one. Partly for environmental reasons, mostly for financial reasons. But I only had one wetbag. It's a great wet bag, it's the same as these itti bitti ones, except the print is red with white polka dots. Downside, it's no good for daycare. At daycare there are hooks on the wall, wet clothing, and in my case, wet nappies, get put into a plastic supermarket bag and picked up at the end of the day. I don't know about at your place, but here, I swear the plastic bags multiply when I look away from them.....

In a box of fabric I got given sometime last year, there were two partial shower curtains. I figured I'd make a bag for use at daycare. Plus it'd be good for swimming, wet gym gear, etc. I cut up a supermarket bag and patterned off that. I figured it was easier than the staff at daycare having to fuss with a drawstring. Turns out I had enough shower curtain to get 4 bags. I've cut two of them, and tonight I finished one. I know it was a pretty basic pattern, but I wanted to make sure it worked before cutting into the second shower curtain.
Shower curtain wet bag
So here it is, really simple. But another finished project. I'm debating putting a channel near the top, that I can put a drawstring through so that it closes better for transporting it home. But I'll see how it goes like this first. I'm pretty sure I've still got some scraps I can use for that. But I'll have to check under the mountain of stuff that my worktable has become.

Hmmm, clearing it might be tomorrow's mission.

7 comments:

  1. Oooh, great idea to make a wet bag out of a shower curtain! I've been meaning to make one and wondering what to make it out of - I may just copy you this weekend. ;-)

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    1. I'd been meaning to make another one, but didn't want to spend heaps on PUL, didn't even think of shower curtain until I got given some. I French seamed the bottom, and even after hanging up all day in daycare and being in her bag for a few hours, there was no moisture outside it. Hasn't been trialed with wet clothes yet tho.

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    2. Hmmm, after it going through the wash, I've realised that shower curtain needs hemming. Will do the next one a little differently.

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  2. Awesome idea and it looks really good to! I guess we were super lucky with our daycare - they washed the kids dirty clothes and cloth nappies for us. Do you have an overlocker? My overlocker can do a sort of bound edge thing which might be easier than hemming those curves. . .

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    1. Of course, the overlocker. I've got my friends one here, but I haven't used it yet, so didn't even think to. Thanks for the idea :) That's awesome that your daycare washes everything. There are only two kids in cloth bums at my daycare, so I'm just glad that they're happy to use them.

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