Another sewing project, back from my pre-Noah-nesting days: a changing mat. There’s not much to this one, except realizing that I could buy fabric-covered rubber sheeting (100% waterproof) and pre-folded quilt binding at a fabric store, and then experimenting with the fancy stitches on my basic sewing machine. Okay, I won’t lie — it’s not easy to figure out how to tuck (mitre?) the binding around the corners of the mat, nor how to join up the beginning of the binding to the end. Mine involved a lot of trial-and-error, and I still have lots of room for improvement. But here’s a peek at the finished product. We got TONS of use out of these. The photo is from September 2007, when Noah was just 3 months old.