To make the baby cocoon we cut two pieces of jersey knit (for extra strength) 22" wide by 21" long. We wanted the bottom of the cocoon to have a circular shape so on one end of the 21" long side we traced half of a lid that was 10.5" in diameter and left 1" on the outer side of the half circles for the seam allowance. We used tailoring chalk to trace the half circles.
|Measuring for our circles.|
|Marissa cutting out both layers.|
To accommodate for the baby's growth we wanted the cocoon to be long enough to cuff. In order for the cuff to have a finished edge we sewed the tops of the 21" long sides together, right sides together. Then we turned the seam to the inside and ironed the seam down.
|Cut cocoon pieces.|
Then we turned down 2 " and sewed the side seam and circle halves together all at once.
|Marissa turning down cuff.|
This project only took us about 30 minutes to complete, including making the pattern.
|Our master plan!|
|"Hot dog" style|
Using a 1/4" seam allowance we sewed both of the 5" tall pieces together. For the final step we sewed the raw edges of the open circle to the raw edges of the oval. Another quick project completed!
|Both pieces of 5" material pinned together|
It is VERY important to note that all projects sewn with jersey knit should use a stretch stitch and ball point needle.
|Finished baby pod!|