Alright everyone, I have been working on cleaning up my office/craft room. I realized I have this crazy obsession with fabric. That's right, fabric. I mean, who doesn't love to grab a yard (or two...or three) of fabric every time you see a sale? First step is admitting there's a problem, right? Anyway, seeing it all in one place was quite the experience...So, I decided to sit down and do something with it!
As a birth and postpartum doula, I always love to gift my clients and their new babies with something. Usually, something for mom and of course, something for baby. These teething rings are easy to make, super inexpensive, and little kiddos LOVE them! For mom, they are a simple option for those teething babies and are super easy to wash. It's a win, win!
I've never done a tutorial, so bare with me as I attempt my first. I'd also LOVE feedback for the future tutorials I am working on. So, without further ado, here is the step by step process on how to make your own teething ring for your baby, to sell, or to gift to your beautiful clients.
(by the way, I learned how to sew from YouTube. If I can do it, so can you!)
Here are the things you will need for this project:
Rotary cutter or fabric scissors
Two different fabrics (I prefer cotton flannel for one side and terry cloth for the other side but you can choose whatever fabric you'd like)
2.5 inch or 65mm natural wooden ring (Here is a great place to purchase from)
Sewing machine (Obviously, but still, you need it)
Here we go!!
After you print and cut out your template, place it on the edge of the folded fabric, like so:
Pin the template to the fabric so it will not move when you cut it.
Cut around the template and unpin, removing the template from the fabric. Then, repeat steps 1 thru 3 with the second fabric.
Next, unfold both of the fabrics and place them together, with the outside facing in. Pin them together, like so:
Now, you are ready to begin sewing!!!
Place on the sewing machine and begin sewing around the edge, allowing for a 1/4in seam allowance. Make sure you leave an approximate 1 inch opening so we can flip it inside out.
This is the opening size I leave. It is approx.. 1 inch:
Remove the pins. Cut around the edges to create a smooth border, approx. 1/8in from the seam. The area you left open, do not cut. This will allow you to tuck it in better, once you flip and sew the edges.
Now, with the opening you left, gently turn the fabric inside out. This may take a few minutes, be patient.
Once you have completely turned it inside out, find the opening and tuck it in, so that it lays flat. Place the bunny ears on the sewing machine and sew around the outside edge of the fabric. This will seal the opening you left.
Yay! We are done sewing and almost done with the bunny ears!! Take the ears and place them on top of each other. It will look like this:
Then, place in the wooden ring, fold over, and tuck into the loop of fabric, like so:
Pull and voila! You are finished!!
See, that wasn't so hard and now you have an awesome baby shower gift, postpartum gift, or totally awesome teething ring for you baby!!
When you need to wash, just remove from the ring and add to laundry. Never soak the ring in water as it will soften and could break. Also, if you wish, you can leave the rings unfinished or you can finish with some coconut oil or olive oil.
Let me know if you tried this pattern and what you think of it!! I'd love to see your awesome creations, so please tag me in your social media posts @thestatesvilledoula!! I am on IG and Facebook!!
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Peace, love, and babies,
Staci Michele <3