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schtankylu
« on: June 12, 2009 11:19:50 AM »

I saw these in a store for $36!! After I laughed so hard and dried my eyes so that I could see again, I went home and made some myself. I don't even think the burp cloths were handmade--that's why I think the price was outrageous. It's just your simple birdseye cloth diapers. I prewashed them AND the fabric scraps in baby-safe soap--I've got plenty of it myself.

My coworker is due a day after me and she's having a boy. I paired this with a gift card. People at the shower went nuts over them, especially because everything she got was blue. Then they went even more nuts when they learned I made them. See what a few simple seams can do!!

All laid out--I love all the fabrics!


And tied up just like I saw the $36 bundle:


Now I'm going to make myself some while I wait for baby to decide to be born!!
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Flowers and Lemons
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009 11:57:35 AM »

I totally agree with you. Sometimes stores ask crazy prices for things you can easily make yourself!
And you made them look very professional.
I love how they look and I adore the fabrics!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009 12:08:21 PM »

This may sound like a silly question.... Is the fabric strip sewn on the edge or in the middle... that is a WONDERFUL idea and I have lots of babies coming soon..... Thanks
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009 12:33:36 PM »

It's in the middle across the thickest part. I am not sure how practical it is for spit up, but I figured it would add extra layers of material to the already-thick part, therefore making it more absorbent.  Undecided I get to try out this theory soon myself!

I just tucked the edges under, ironed, pinned in place, and sewed around it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009 04:46:08 PM »

I've got a stack of these diapers just waiting for me to pretty them up with some fabric!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2009 08:07:33 AM »

GREAT IDEA!  I LOVE IT!
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2009 09:09:02 PM »

Those are beautiful.  My mom made me some like that for my little girl and the worked wonderfully and looked was nicer than just a regular one. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009 06:51:38 PM »

Those look great!  I made ones just like this with matching receiving blanket as a shower gift and everyone loved them as well.  The only I did differently that some might like the look of is that I used a soft flannel material and didn't fold over the edges.  That way when washed they had a soft frayed edge.  I personally do NOT see how someone can charge $36 bucks for these??!!??  They don't cost more than $5 to make!  Nice job on yours!  They look great!
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schtankylu
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009 02:53:40 PM »

I made more for my little Hannah Claire, who arrived a week early on June 20!





I'm definitely making more! I use them all the time.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009 07:10:35 AM »

I make them also. I sell them to a green store because mine are made with recycled cardstock diapers & old clothes. She sells them for $10-$12.


The one on the right was a men's shirt. The middle is flannel & the left is cotton.

FYI the busier the pattern the better for concealing spit up. Tye dye is perfect.
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