So I decided to sew her something pretty and less toxic to chew on.
Here's what you need
Length of fabric (the size of this will change depending on your cot measurements)
How to do it
Step 2. Fold the fabric in half and sew the ends of the long strip. Turn the fabric out so the seams you have just sewn are now are facing inwards. Press flat.
Step 3. Cut a strip of fabric to make your tabs, these will secure your protector to the cot. Make your strip of fabric around 7cm wide and 50cm long (you will need to adjust if your cot has particularly think railings.) I planned for 9 tabs to make sure it was strongly fastened to the cot.
Step 4. Cut the strip into 9 equal portions. Fold in half and sew a seam along the opposite edge to the fold and one of the top ends, leaving the other end open. Turn the tabs right side out and press.
Step 5. Cut lengths of Velcro for each tab approximately 2cm and sew one half of the Velcro to each tab. You may want to double sew these as they make take some extra chewing and you don't want them coming off!
Step 6. Fold in the open edge of the long strip of fabric approximately 1cm on each side and iron the folds.
Step 7. Mark the spots for the tabs on your long piece of fabric (on the open side) by measuring it directly against your cot so that the tabs will be sitting between the cot bars and pin tabs between the two unsewn seams.
Step 9. Sew the other half of the Velcro pieces to the long piece on the matching spot to the Velcro on the tabs.
Handy Hints Your measurements will change based on your cot. You may like to add extra tabs if you have a longer cot or want it more securely fastened to your cot rail. Pressing your fabric at each stage will make it easier to keep in place and sew.
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