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« on: May 28, 2008 11:48:55 PM »

So, when my wife was pregnant we decided to go with cloth diapers. We did a lot of research and bought a ton of fabrics. (we live in downtown LA, Just blocks away from the fashion district) We even special ordered PUL (Polyurethane Lined) fabric. I bought a serger and I made one diaper! We called it the $200 diaper. My daughter was born and we just didn't have time for crafty endeavors. Which is why I had only made the one. I sent half of the material to my mom who made a bunch of diapers. Our daughter has since outgrown them. So I finally eeked out some time to make more. Here is a sample:

The absorbent liner is made from Ikea towels (Cheaper than buying birdseye by the yard) and the shell is layer of PUL and Board short material from shop that only sells tropical prints. they fit our little surfer girl Just right and she loves them!

I used a pattern for the "Very basic all in one cloth diaper"from verybaby.com. Sewing was a bit challenging as the PUL tended to stick to the presser foot. It was better to sew with the PUL down but it can slip and wrinkle easily. You have to be careful how you pin it together too, poking holes in it could defeat the waterproofing. It did make a cool popping sound when it was sewn. I'm very pleased with way they turned out.

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008 01:19:22 AM »

What a cool lillte surfer chick!  Wink I can see why you are pleased. It looks great. Actually, I have a tankini that is made from extremely similarly patterned material.

Having you experienced leaking problems from the legs? My sister-in-law-to-be used home made nappies (diapers) and there was sometimes a bit of a leak. I don't know where her pattern came from but I might direct her to yours, it certainly looks good.

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008 01:56:47 AM »

yay for sewing Daddies  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008 04:49:21 AM »

Oh my gosh!!! That's one great looking diaper!!! Great job!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008 02:10:19 PM »

They look great, well done!  I love surfer prints!

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008 08:23:24 PM »

Who needs clothes when you can have such cool looking diapers?! Grin  Great job!

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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008 03:38:41 AM »

{...}Having you experienced leaking problems from the legs? My sister-in-law-to-be used home made nappies (diapers) and there was sometimes a bit of a leak. I don't know where her pattern came from but I might direct her to yours {...}

I experienced major leaking with the pattern from celtic cloths and eventually went back to good ole' Terries and plastic pants.

I love this nappy and would also love to know about leaks 'cos although my dd is dry during the day, we still have buttwraps at night.
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008 06:58:34 AM »

Yeah!  Good for you for using cloth!  I have used cloth on my children for 6 years now.  We are currently using good old prefolds covered in wool (wool is a great, comfy, cute cover!).  I rarely have leaks, i.e. had many more in disposables.

You did a beautiful job!
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 01:38:10 PM »

What a great looking diaper! It looks like a Happy Heinys only better!  Smiley
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008 12:09:29 PM »

Love the print!
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