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Old 12-22-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Red face Tutorial: How to make cloth trainers. SUPER PIC HEAVY. I'm not a professional here :)

First, I have to say I am NO professional. Just a moma in desperate need of trainers. Thought this may help another moma in a simular financial situation.

I sew all the time, practical stuff. I'm not so great at making things beautifully. As you can see. These are my first trainers. I used to make most of our dipes.
Not the cutest, but here goes.


I was unable to find anyone to trade with to get some trainers for William, so this is what I did.

100% recycled materials from old shirts/pants/blankets/ect...

They turned out to be too small so I had to make some extenders to make them work.

I took a small side snap trainer and upsized the pattern (which I made from taped together paper). I also had to make a patern for the inner soaker.

Cut the fleece to size, I did two layers to be safe even though it was thick.


Trainer pattern alone.


Soaker pattern laid on top making sure it is just a bit smaller in the crotch.


Soaker pattern alone.


Cutting the soaker material. This was much easier folding the shirt this way and cutting all at once.


Zigzag the edge of the soaker material. I used 6 layers because it was thin.


Close up of soaker edge. When done sewing, I just slightly trimed the edges.


Using a straight stitch, I just sewed the soaker in. Being carefull to leave a little space around the edges of the srotch. Just so the soaker was not sewn to the edge. Hard to explain.


See how the soaker is centered.
This is a thicker cotton from pants so I only used 4 layers of it.

Then I trimed the fleece as close as I safely could to clean up the look.



Sew the velcro on with a tight zigzag.

Front velcro placement.


Closed up.


Back view.


Inners.


Outers.


Super trim.


Nice and trim crotch.


These turned out to be a true 2T, William is almost 3 YO. Super tight.


Way to tight.


Rear view.


I was forced to make extenders. What a shame they didn't fit. They arn't the prettiest, but super tim and functional. They will work though. I made 2 sets of extenders.

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Old 12-22-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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awesome job mama!
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Thanks so much!!

I wish they had been bigger. All that work, ya know. That took all day.
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Awesome job and so creative.
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Subbing so I can find this later! I have been thinking about making fleece trainers just like this in the future. Thanks for sharing mama, they look great and extenders are a great idea!
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