How to Create a Baby Pod!

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Introduction: How to Create a Baby Pod!

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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 Threadbanger.com.

Also, check out the entire video below!

Step 1: Measuring the Baby!

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

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

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

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

Step 5: Creating the Hood and Zipper

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

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

Step 7: Sewing the Casing

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

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

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

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

Step 11: Sewing the Pod Together

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

Step 12: Creating a Seam

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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Step 13: The Drawstring (or Elastic)

13. Now get a piece of ribbon, attach the end to a safety pin and feed it through the casing. Cut and burn the ends of the ribbon, and you're done! (Note: If you don't want to use a drawstring, feel free to use an elastic band instead.)

Step 14: You're Done!

14. You've got yourself a cute baby pod! Congratulations!

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    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!

    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! :-)