Thursday, October 21, 2010

If I can make it, you can too.

I can hardly believe my eyes. I made a cloth diaper today! Yes, folks. My second sewing project (after a 2-3 year hiatus from my very basic-knowledge-sewing hobby). I have NEVER sewn a diaper before, so I'm amazed that I did as well as I did, even though I made many mistakes.

And then I made one for my daughter to use on her dolls (and the quality of this play diaper is much better than the one I made for Evie... because I corrected most of my mistakes in the second try).

The pretty pink fabric on the upper part along with the heart are pieces I cut out of Merikalyn's old clothing (from when she was two!). The pink flannel comes from flannel receiving blankets a friend passed down to me.

The inner part of Evie's diaper is made from a flat diaper sheet. I used the extra fabric from both the flannel and the flat diaper to make a soaker.

Making a cloth diaper (one complete with stretchy leg openings, aka gussets) can be cut out and complete in 20 minutes. Really! I also made my own pattern by stretching out one of Evie's diaper covers. This diaper requires a cover... but is super cute without. I didn't have any aplix (velcro) or snaps to add, so I used a Snappi to secure it... (I couldn't find any diaper pins anywhere.)

Have you attempted to make a cloth diaper before? Post a link to your photo or entry in my notes! (Even if it was a horrible mess!)


Mommy of 2 Boys said...

Looks great!!!

amy D said...

no way!!!! this is awesome. i totally plan to cloth diaper, and this would be such a money saver! i am very impressed, especially that you say it only took 20 minutes! great job!!!

Moonprysm said...

haha people never believe me when i tell them how easy it is. there are tons of free patterns out there, too! :)