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« on: May 06, 2008 01:05:19 PM »

I cloth diaper my little girl and have slowly been preparing for the summer by building my own wool stash as diaper covers.  The plastic/pul covers get really hot in the summer and can cause rashes so wool is recommended as it is waterproof and breathable.  Wool diaper covers can be quite pricey to buy new so I started to scour my local second hand stores for wool sweaters and have created these!  I love my wool and I have and am continuing to make more on under $20 worth of wool sweaters- one cover in a diaper store goes for $30!!!! 



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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008 01:15:24 PM »

Oh wow, I love the bottom one, how cute and eco friendly.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008 01:40:12 PM »

Cute! They look fantastic and cozy. Great work.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008 01:54:10 PM »

Oooohhh!  I love those.  The pink one and the I heart trees are my fave, but I really like the style of the pants.  I've made some for my dd too, but I had bad luck finding real wool sweaters.  They all seem to be synthetic around here.  Wool is my favorite for diapers!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008 02:12:31 PM »

Those are great!

I use wool at night over a bamboo diaper, and have been thinking about switching for summer daytime use, but the cost!

Might have to try making some covers of my own.

Will say that if you want to snatch up more wool, you should do it now. My sister felts a lot and went to a thrift store (MI) to buy some sweaters for a new project and found out that they had put them all in storage for the summer. I checked with the thrift stores around here (NJ) and was told that they'd be out for just a week or two more and then gone!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008 10:45:36 PM »

Did you use a pattern or tute to make those? I have been wanting try one for my bedwetter, but I simply cannot figure it out (the pink stripey one in particular...) THANKS!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008 11:05:38 PM »

The pink stripey one is Katriana's soaker pattern.  It can be found here...   http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2008 06:15:11 AM »

cute!!!  I've been buying tons of hand knit wool Lips sealed  But I did buy some wool sweaters at goodwill to help me save money, but dangit I can't help but buy all those pretty colorways.. the sweaters I got aren't so pretty Sad  You did a great job on yours, they are def cute!!
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2008 01:43:27 PM »

I love wool covers!!!   And yours rock - they are terribly cute.  My fav is definately the tree one Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008 07:00:44 AM »

Very cute.  I love the striped longies. 

I have a 3 month old at home and a trying to figure out how to make a pair so we can try this. 
Did you use a pattern for those? 

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