Friday, April 11, 2008

Pee Pee Tee Pees

I saw these at the Baby Expo the other day and just had to make some of my own just because they were so funny! Apparently the Tee-Pees serve as a little shield to keep you from getting sprayed when you change your baby boy's diaper. :)

You Will Need:

  • Fabric strips (I have seen flannel and terrycloth used) at least 7" wide and length depending on how many you plan on making.
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Paper and scissors for making pattern
  • Cup or small bowl for making pattern (circle should probably be at least 4" across)

Making the Tee Pees

  • On my pattern, I have the diameter as 4 1/2" across, but another blogger found that a 6" diameter worked better, so you might want to find a cup or bowl about that diameter.
  • Use the cup or small bowl to draw a circle on your paper and cut it out.
  • Fold circle in half and then in half again to make an "x" marking the center of your circle
  • Draw a line from the center down the middle of one of the quarters of your circle.
  • Now cut out half the circle plus the little half-quarter piece, and this is your pattern.

  • Use your pattern to cut out two semi-circles.
  • Sew the two pieces right-sides together leaving one straight edge open for turning.

  • Turn right-side out, tuck in the open seam (so raw edges are inside) and press.

  • Sew the two straight edges together, and you're done!


Amy, Rudy, & Miranda said...

Found these online and thought they were HILARIOUS! I wanted to make my own. MEGA-Thanks for the pattern!

Amy, Rudy, & Miranda said...

UPDATE - I made a few of these for a friend. I found that making them 4 inches in diameter made them too small. I made the circle 6 inches and they came out much better. I also used a terry cloth rag to line the inside (more absorption). They look great. Thanks again.

The Domestic Divas said...

Thanks for the tip, I forgot to consider that my son was a preemie, so 4" would be too small for normal babies :) I'll make the change on the instructions!

Anonymous said...

I took a coffee filter, folded it into quarters, trimmed off one inch, voila 6 inch template. Also they make 6 inch paper plates.