Babynest with Ruffles
Babynest with Ruffles
Sewing pattern on a Babyest with a ruffle edge.
NOTE! This is a slightly more advanced baby nest pattern with ruffles , here you will find my simple babynest pattern.
- Fabric, 220 cm long x 140 cm wide (please buy a little extra to account for possible shrinkage)
- Flat wadding (wadding on a roll) approx. 15 mm thick. 2 pieces of approx. 40 cm x 75 cm.
- Filling wadding, 1-1.5 kg
- String or ribbon, approx. 3m
Other good things to have: Button pins, ruler, marker pen with disappearing ink (eg a Frixion pen), fabric scissors, thicker sewing thread in a different color, safety pin.
Sewn with ordinary sewing machine .
Difficulty level: ★ ★ ★ (3 of 3)
The frill baby nest is sewn from two pieces of fabric, a long channel and a long frill. It is, unlike many other baby nest patterns, sewn completely without edging to make the process much easier.
To get the length needed for the ruffle and the channel, shorter pieces can very well be spliced without spoiling the look of the baby nest. The fabric allowance mentioned (220 cm x 140 cm washed/pre-shrunk fabric) is enough for both the baby nest parts, the channel and the ruffle.
You can choose to use different fabric for the inside and outside or have the same. For this baby nest, I recommend a woven fabric that does not stretch.
The ruffle works best in a relatively thin fabric (the baby nest in the picture is sewn from a recycled duvet cover).
The baby nest is pulled together with a string or ribbon, and here you can choose anything from a coarser cotton string to a silk ribbon. Choose what you think suits your fabric best.
The finished Babynest will be approx. 70 cm x 100 cm in size. The bottom is approx. 40 cm x 70 cm and the circumference of the edges is approx. 30 cm.
BONUS: Pattern on a removable mattress that makes the baby nest both a little cozier and more practical. The pattern + video tutorial for the Babynest mattress is automatically received as a bonus when purchasing this pattern.
How are PDF patterns delivered?
The pattern is delivered as a .zip file to your inbox within 30 minutes of purchase and contains:
- Step-by-step instructions with accompanying images as a PDF file
- A pattern sheet for home printing (several pages A4)
- A pattern sheet for printing at e.g. printing office (one page in large print format)
The pattern for home printing (size A4) needs to be assembled before use. Here you will find a video on how to assemble PDF patterns.
What does stretch percentage mean?
The term "stretch percentage" is used to indicate how much a fabric stretches.
This should not be confused with the proportion of elastane present in the fabric (eg jersey 95% cotton, 5% elastane).
Some patterns are created with a certain percentage of stretch in mind, and if your fabric has a different percentage of stretch, you may need to adjust the size.
In all By Sandramaria patterns' product descriptions, it is clearly stated if you need fabric with a certain stretch price to be able to sew the project. In that case, you see this even before you buy the pattern.
You can e.g. use this stretch guide to determine the stretch percentage of your fabric.
Levels of difficulty
★ 1 – Easy / Beginner
Patterns in this category are designed so that you don't need any prior knowledge to get started. In the pattern, you will see me explain the various steps step-by-step through text and images, and in some patterns I link to more comprehensive video instructions.
In this category you will encounter concepts such as e.g. right side, wrong side, against folded edge, cut out two mirror images, straight stitch, zigzag and simple embroidery.
★ ★ 2 – Medium
Patterns in this category suit you who have sewn a few projects and feel a little more comfortable at the sewing machine. Even in these patterns, you will see me explain the different steps step-by-step through text and images, and in some patterns I link to more extensive video instructions.
In this category you will (in addition to the previously mentioned concepts) meet techniques such as e.g. stealth seam/invisible seam, straight corners, sew edging and sew zipper.
★ ★ ★ 3 – Difficult
Patterns in this category assume that you are an experienced seamstress who knows the most common sewing techniques. Even in these patterns, you will see me explain the different steps step-by-step through text and images, and in some patterns I link to more comprehensive video instructions.