DIY Cheap Babies Clothes Series – Minky!

In the middle of my Star Wars Series for Brody and Jack, I have a little something to add to the DIY cheap baby clothes series!

As you know, I just make a habit of checking the remnant bins at fabric stores. Joann’s is at minimum 1/2 off the remnant price. So this 3/4 yard of super soft, pinstriped texture minky was maximum $5.83. I’m already ahead.

Remnant
Remnant

I also have a serger – this helps maximize the fabric in that I can fudge seams on patterns to 1/4″ and adjust pattern sizes that I cut to that amount – therefore I get more out of a smaller cut. This piece, folded in half here, is going to be 1 pair of infant pants ~12 month size, and the backs of 4 bibs.

Maximize Fabric
Maximize Fabric

This minky was SOOOOOO linty….serging may have been the only option for it…but it’s also some of the softest minky I’ve ever felt.

Lint Everywhere
Lint Everywhere

Batman and Superman Flannel! This photo is so blurry because Superman is faster than a speeding bullet….

4 Bibs
4 Bibs

Those are both Camelot Fabrics’ flannels I had leftover from some baby gifts last fall that made 2 pairs of pants, so those are zeroed-out money-wise. This photo above is after serging the bibs and turned right side out, pinned on the opening to be top-stitched – there’s more detail to my obsession with bib perfection here.

Here are the finished pants – I’m kinda jealous. After my serger, lint roller and I were done…they look really good. I want a pair…Dear Brody lives in Colorado (brrrrr!) so I think he needs them more than I do right now.

Brody Lounge Pants
Brody Lounge Pants

The bibs are beyond adorable. I’m only sending 2 to Brody, I know some twins that make me swoon that get the other two.

Brody Lounge Set
Brody Lounge Set

I’m really into this variegated thread – it’s functional and cute. What do you think? Is it too wacky or is it cute?

Brody Tag
Brody Tag
Back of Tag
Back of Tag

Alright! Brass Tax!

$5.83 in new fabric. The patterns and the flannel are a wash. I did use $1 in elastic and about another $1 in velcro. 4 bibs+1 pair of pants into $7.83=$1.57 a piece. Even if I added in the cost of the entire spool of thread, I’d be under $2 a piece.

If I were to factor in my time for labor and design and sell these on Etsy, yeah…sure, I think they’re being sold at fair prices, but if you want to take the time yourself to do it…it’s more than worth it.

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