Old wore out CDs?

Elizabeth - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I am looking for some worn out cloth diapers. The ones that you plan on just throwing out? I'd love to get a couple different kinds and try to make some for my daughter. I can't afford to spend money on new dipes, but I figure, you've probably got some that might be headed for the trash bin...right? If you would be willing to let me have them, I'll pay the shipping. Would that be fair? Let me know what you think. And your opinions on what's best. I have some BGs and 1 HH. I think I prefer the fitted pocket dipes, but what's your suggestion? My daughter is 6 months old. Thank you!

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Vilate - posted on 03/02/2009

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First of all I didn't make this up.  I found it on the net, I just don't know where the site is .



k, here you go, I'll try to explain it.  let me know if you have any questions.



before you start cutting you need to strip these.  They have lots of fabric softener build up so strip them well.



Using a men's large or med if you have a little baby



lay the t-shirt out flat. 



Fold it in 1/2 so it is sleeve to sleeve



starting on the sides, cut above the bottom hem in towards the fold (right above the hem) stopping about 4 inches from fold.



unfold the shirt.  lay flat again. 



you should now have 8" uncut on the front bottom of the shirt. 



starting where you stopped cutting before you want to turn and cut up the shirt in a "V" shape.  Up to the outside of the shoulder seam



Then cut straight across the top under the neck ribbing. 



You should have a trapezoid shape now with straps coming out of it. 



cut the back piece off along the same line you cut in the beginning. then cut the strap in the middle back.  making ties.  Now you have the trapezoid piece with straps coming out the sides at the bottom of the shirt right?  I hope any way.



 



Now, if you don't want to sew.  you stop here.  if you don't mind doing a little sewing.  stitch the second trapezoid piece to the first one so you have a double layer.  then I like to sew little straps (cut from the hem of the sleeve) onto the sides of the wide end also.  If you don't want to sew just lay the loose one inside the one with ties when you put it on baby.



Now to put on the baby... I would use some sort of lay-in insert for more absorbency.



the wide end is the back k?  you can fold this down to adjust the size and the fit.  lay the baby on the back of the diaper.  wrap the back corners up onto the front of the baby and if you added the ties -tie here.  Then bring up the front of the diaper.  If it is too high you can fan fold it back, or re-fold the back.  then wrap the ties around the baby.  you can tie in the back if you have a kiddo that will untie it, or wrap it all the way back around to the front and tie it.



I would not recommend these for night unless your baby is a very light wetter.  I use my wool cover with these.  i only use these when all my other dipes are dirty, they just aren't as cute as my Nappies I make.  :)



or you could go this route   http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_fitteds....



or this  http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_flats.ht...



I hope this helps they aren't that hard to make.  if you don't understand a part of it just holler!



Good luck!

Vilate - posted on 03/02/2009

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so I have a pattern for a t-shirt diaper that doesn't need any sweing, if you are interested let me know.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/25/2009

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That's awesome. I wish I could've thought of that. :) I'll do that now. I guess I just figured that would be too easy. Thanks so much!

Crystal - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi, there are some great web sites that will show you step by step how to messure your daughter to make a fitted nappy for Free and there are also ones that will take you step by step on how to make pockets and what you will need. I use 'google' :) HTH

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