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.
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!