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I'm a teacher turned stay at home mama. I love finding things to make and do!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bumper Pockets

A while back, I needed somewhere to put a few extra pacifiers for A in her crib where she could get them when she woke up at night.  Hers kept falling behind her crib or she couldn't find the ones laying on the other end.  I thought if I could just sneak a few in a pocket once she'd fallen asleep, I wouldn't have to go in there in the middle of the night.  

I decided to whip up some bumper pockets.  Not only did I make a little one  for her pacifiers, but I made a larger one to keep a few small toys and a book so she would have things to play with before she fell asleep and when she woke up.  They were EXACTLY what I needed.

Here's how I did it.  (at the bottom, I've put a few things I might change.)

First, get your bumper and measure how long you want your pocket to be.  Cut out a rectangle of fabric using pinking shears and pin it to your bumper.  

Sew around the sides and bottom using a zigzag stitch.

That's it!  You're done!  If you don't sew, you could try using iron-on/sticky Velcro with this project.

Things I would change:
-I did this pretty quick because I wasn't sure if it would be a good solution.  Knowing now that it worked so well, I would make it a bit sturdier .  I might make an entire pocket and sew it to the bumper.  After a month or two of use and washing, the pocket got a little stretched out.  It still worked, but it made me want to have a sturdier pocket in the future.


Rebecca from Maple Grove said...

EEEEK! I love it!!! Poor daughter keeps chucking her dollie out the crib, then crying (oh, well. I figure she'll learn). But, I have a back-up dollie (in case of that fevered moment when we lose the original dollie). Maybe back-up dollie can be in the pocket. Love it!

Janie Prazuch said...

Or you could sew another line down the middle and make it two pockets (that should solve the stretching issue...maybe.