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Hey Everyone! If you've got a special baby in your life that needs a little something to keep warm in the winter months, we'll I've got an answer for you! Make them a baby pod! Here are some simple instructions to make a cute little baby outfit! For more tutorials, subscribe to us on iTunes and check out our website at

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Step 1: Measuring the baby!

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1. First take out an old sweatshirt and your baby. Measure your baby from head to toe and diagonally mark the measurement onto your sweatshirt.

Step 2: More measuring

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2. Now measure around the baby's shoulders, divide that number in half and mark that measurement on the sweatshirt about 4 inches down from the top.

Step 3: Sketching the Pod

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3. Next, sketch out a pod-like shape about 6 inches longer than where you made the bottom mark.

Step 4: Cutting out the pod

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4. Pin the 2 layers together and cut out half an inch outside the sketched outline.

Step 5: Creating the hood and zipper

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5. Take one half of the pod and cut out a circle that's about 4 inches in diameter and cut it out. Then cut a slit down the center that's about 10 inches long.

Step 6: Making the casing

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6. Flip it over and pin a casing around the circumference of the circle.

Step 7: Sewing the casing

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7. Then sew it with a zig zag stitch, making sure not to sew the holes shut at the end.

Step 8: Adding the zipper

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8. When you're done, take out a zipper, flip over the pod half and place the zipper right side facing down below the openings in the casing and right on top of the slit.

Step 9: Sewing the zipper

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9. Carefully pin the zipper to both sides of the slit and sew it on using a zipper foot and a straight stitch.

Step 10: Making the arm holes

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10. Now cut some slits for arm hole and sew a zig zag stitch around both holes.

Step 11: Sewing the pod together

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11. Place the pod halves together, pin and sew a seam around the perimeter.

Step 12: Creating a seam

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12. Next, press the seam open and sew a zig zag stitch all the way around the length of the pod.
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aarnold111 year ago
I love it! It gives the comfort of a swaddle, but still gives the arms freedom to move about. I'll definitely be making at least one of these!
darkmuskrat7 years ago
This would be awsome for all canadian parents.. Its -2 for 4 months of the year :P
That's a cute toy you have there! And awesome Instructable too! :-)