So this all started at the end of March 2013, my lovely little son was born and with that, lots of sewing cute little baby items.
Baby nests are commonly used in Sweden, to help newborns feel cosy, snug and safe. LL slept in his nest in between the hubby & I, this was the best solution for us as our bedroom is way too small to fit even a tiny cot.
The great thing about a baby nest is that it’s easy to move around, we could bring it with us when we weren’t home, or put it in his pram, so it wasn’t so big. I also used it in his cot, when we were teaching him to sleep in his own bed, in his own room, it was like a security blanket, something that he could feel relaxed and safe in.
After LL was done with his baby nest, our friends have borrowed it for their little ones and after a year and a half of being used, and washed, it’s still good and ready to be used by the next baby! (No I’m not pregnant again, need to finish school first).
When I found out my friend Amy was pregnant, I sent her a copy of my baby nest pattern and the idea of making a pdf pattern started to brew in my head.
I’ve never made a pdf pattern before, so after some research, I re-drafted my pattern, scanned it, edited, edited again and again and tried to write instructions that made sense. Even though I’m born and raised in England and it’s my first language, I learnt to sew in Sweden and understand Swedish sewing instructions and terms better. So I had to translate my Swedish thinking, into English, if I don’t make sense explaining something, that’s the reason why :)
Ok, back to the actual pattern, it has the usual fabric requirement bits, illustrated instructions and the pattern pieces (which you need to print out on A4 size paper). I will be posting a Scandi Baby Nest tutorial here on the blog in the next few weeks, so please come check it out and if anyone has any questions, please feel free to get in touch. Either leave a comment here on the blog, or on Instagram, I’m on Flickr too.
Hope you enjoy the pattern and I’d love to see your Scandi Baby Nest, if you feel like sharing!