make your own cloth diapers?
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Ella - posted on 11/10/2008
I made some Rita's Rump Pocket diapers. they are a one size fits most. I love them. they where so easy to make. I use flat diapers that i bought online to stuff them. the pattern was free. go to (http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/2007/...)
Syvannah - posted on 11/08/2008
I have bumgenius diapers but have also started making some. I tried a few patterns online but I ended up making my own, I ordered my supplies from Wazoodle.com they sell micro fleece, PUL, snap presses, velcro, elastic, bamboo cloth, really anything you could need to make diapers!
Vilate - posted on 07/11/2009
there is a wool soaker group on yahoo you should join there is a link to it in the links section. They are great and the free patterns there are some of the best!
here is a link to a list of free diaper patters too.
really you just are going to have to play with them and find what you want, or change what you don't want!
Good luck though!
Tobi-Dawne - posted on 11/10/2008
I don't make my own diapers, but I make my own inserts (we use bummies brights and g-diapers as covers). Lily-Ann is a heavy wetter, and nothing out there gave her the absorption she needed without a huge amount of bulk.
I'll be posting a few of my inserts for sale at etsy soon (ittybits.etsy.com), so wish me luck. :)
Beth - posted on 11/03/2008
I have just begun to CD. My 2 1/2 yr old was a micro preemie and is developmentally delayed. Althought she has begun walking she is no where near ebing able to tell me when she has the urge. So I thought CDs would be nicer on her bottom and would be more cost effective.
I have tried several free online patterns, I am creating my own, after many prototypes, I am pleased with the results. I make mine with recycled materials.. T-shirts, flannel, and wool wraps from felted wool sweaters.. It's been a lot of fun.
Sara - posted on 11/02/2008
I made a bunch for a charity project. Nothing fancy, just basic fitteds with velcro closure. I used soft flannels for the inside and outside, and strips of flat birdseye weave cotton sewn into the middle for the soaker. They turned out pretty cute. I based my pattern on the free Mama Bird pattern that's online. My son still has one of the sample from the start of the project and it works great. Also, I loved the cute little diapers we made from his barely used flannel pooh bear receiving blankets. sooo sweet.
Theresa - posted on 10/29/2008
I did find a coop online, I've joined a couple in the past few days now and was comparing prices, and I know I like AIO's but don't have to power to buy bulk PUL on my own, so I found this group and it's only 5.75/yd. I figure that's a little under $1.00 a diaper for the outer. Not bad! I was pretty excited. It's a yahoo group, bellezapul if anyone wanted to check it out. But I just found about 5 yards of sherpa while I wsa unpacking...forgot I had it! LOL I'm super excited, I really didn't want to fork out the money for that stuff!
Hailey - posted on 10/29/2008
I have made about half our cloth diapers, i just raided our linen closet for old flannel sheets, stained receiving blankets, old towels for absorbent core, all i had to pay for was the elastic and the velcro for a pattern i just ripped apart and old diaper for the basic idea and adjusted as needed to suit what we needed. some of them are 5 years old and going strong alot cheaper then buying brand new supplies and recycles your old stuff. I made several dozen and it cost $3.00 (also a great reason to buy new sheets and towels you used the old ones on diapers)
Katie - posted on 10/29/2008
When we first decided to use cloth diapers, I bought a few different brands, but I couldn't find any that I thought was "just right." So I took features I liked from several different ones and bought materials online, and sewed about 12-13 of my own. They're all pocket diapers, with hemp/cotton fleece inserts and polar fleece linings. I've been pretty pleased with them, although I am not the world's greatest seamstress. My little one is 19 months old now and still hasn't outgrown them. I'm hoping we might make it all the way to potty learning.
I cannot remember which website I bought my cloth and stuff from, but all I did was type "cloth diaper material" into google, then follow the trail of hits and links until I found a site that looked suitable, had reasonable prices, and carried everything I was interested in.
Vilate - posted on 10/29/2008
Yep, I make them and I am currently trying to sell them on my etsy shop. I use pocket diapers and wool soakers. I am also going to try to sew a tie-nappie. There are tons of free diaper patterns out there, and they aren't to hard to make.
Theresa, do you make yours? Or are you just asking?
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