“Plaids and a Popsicle” Upcycled Wool Covers
$43.00 - $65.00
A hand dyed and embroidered cover, plus three vibrant plaid covers made from a Pendleton skirt. The plaids are lighter weight, perfect for daytime, although the petite has a heavier wool inner so could double as both a daytime and night time cover. Popsicle Picnic has a beautiful purple and pink and dyed outer with a turquoise popsicle and matching gingham plaid merino inner. The OS plaids have merino wool inners as well. All covers are 100% wool. Petite is seconds due to a tiny repaired hole on the inner wool.
Petite and OS size
How many layers are the wool covers?
2-3 depending on thickness. We aim for trimness with plenty of coverage. Layers are usually an outer and hidden layer of woven wool for structure, stability and moisture resistance (due to the tighter weave), with an inner layer of knit or interlock wool for softness and absorbency. Occasionally we may have covers available that are completely knit or interlock with one layer heavily felted for stability. No one wants a stretched out cover.
Are they all wool?
Our wool often comes from thrift stores or online sellers like Poshmark or eBay if we are looking for a unique pattern or brand of wool item (we love Pendleton here). We primarily utilize 100% wool items, but occasionally will use a blend of 80% or more wool with a non-absorbent material like nylon or polyester. These high percentage wool blends, in our experience, take lanolin and perform extremely close to, if not exactly the same as, 100% wool. Cashmere and merino are our softest wool types with lambswool being a little less soft, but often more bulletproof in a cover. If you are looking for an absolutely bulletproof cover, keep your eyes peeled for the ones made from heavy winter coats like a pea coat. Those are woven and felted to repel the worst weather, so they work phenomenally in a cover.
What are the benefits of a wrap style cover?
wrap styles are trimmer and less bulky and can be adjusted for a snug fit, helping eliminate blowouts. They can also better fit under other items of clothing if you have a cute outfit or just prefer cotton pajamas. They also can be less messy for the runny baby poop stage since if you get any on the cover, you can just unsnap and remove, vs pulling a cover with poop on it down their legs and off your baby.
Thread for construction and embroidery, as well as elastics and embroidery stabilizer are all polyester so they do not absorb urine. Snaps are Kam brand snaps, tested for lead and phthalates. All products are CPSIA compliant for your baby's safety.