The other day I did a quick bit of sewing, made some squares for Miss A to chew on. We'd been trying to find something she was happy chewing to help her teething. A lot of the teething toys she isn't yet able to hold in her mouth cos she's so young, but we found he quite happily sucking and chewing on her quilt. So I thought I'd make some more portable alternatives.
They were so easy to sew, just
two squares of scrap sweatshirting, sewn together with a wide seam allowance
so that when I turned then through I could just top-stitch around them
and the opening was caught in too without me needing to handstitch
(which I did later when I had time, but it meant they were usable right
away). I made one a straight square with a colour on each side. The
other one I sewing the sides of the squares together, then off-set them
so each side was half of one fabric, half the other, and then sewed the
other sides before turning through.
Miss A loves them. They can get quite soggy, but they can just be thrown in the washing machine, easy peasy.
I'm very happy with them. They were such a quick and easy project (10-15mins for two?), and so rewarding. And a good way to use up some small bits of leftover fabric. I'm almost all out of this pink printed sweatshirting, only scraps for things like this left.