There are actually quite a number of tutorials online to figure out how to get one of these babies made.. I’ve pulled out a few links for you if you need instructions to go about getting one done below:
Hope that these gave you a little inspiration! For me, I just needed something to keep my hands a little busy/. I started on this a pretty damn long time ago, before I started blogging about the tingling fingers and worrying that sewing was aggravating the issue and all that.
My cloud mobile was made from scratch with less than $10 of felt and stuffing from DAISO!
I tell you DAISO is damn awesome for all these arts and crafty things. It’s no Spotlight or Art friend, but you just need to be versatile with the materials you use.
Of course if you’re planning for silk clouds and shimmery rain drops, you’d be better off going to Arab Street to hunt for textiles, but to each his own, and I’m damn happy with budget spending to create something that’s pretty.
Moving on, It’s actually a pretty simple thing to make once you’ve seen the examples and watched a few tutorials online.
1) Measure and cut out your cloud.
I got a bit lazy and didn’t cut out 2 full pieces of cloth to sew together? I just folded my cloth in half and drew out a rough cloud shape. If you want something a little more puffy, and 3D all around, then 2 separate pieces to sew together would be a better bet.
2) Sew up the edges until the very edge where you should leave a hold big enough for your hand to shove stuffing into the cloud.
FILL ‘ER UP!
3) Measure and cut out the little raindrops and pin them to your cloud in an evenly spaced manner so that you know where you want to fix them to once the cloud is stuffed
4) Do the same and start sewing up and stuffing the little raindrops. You can start fixing them on once you’re done with each drop. Or keep them in a colourful pile of drops until they are all done.
In the interest of saving thread, I did everything individually so I could use up whatever thread I had on hand.
5) Have an idea of how you want your raindrops to “fall”. I’ve got mine in different lengths but in a repetitive pattern. (easier for me to remember)
6) Find somewhere to hang the mobile!
Our cot isn’t in yet, so this is only half of the work that needs to be done in order to get it afixed on the stern of baby’s sleep train, but that’s just a matter of time.. For now it sits prettily near the window sill of baby’s room..
Hope you enjoyed the mini tutorial and that it inspires you to do something a little craftsy for your bundle on the way!