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lil_abi
« on: November 08, 2011 08:22:42 AM »

I doubt I was the only one excited to see one-stop shopping for cloth-diaper making supplies at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics.  It took me a while to actually get down there and find the materials in the store, hidden in the back with assorted notions (weird to find bolts of fabric there, but I digress), but I finally checked them out this weekend. 

And while I haven't bought any supplies, I do follow BB on Facebook, and I don't think I'm the only one underwhelmed by the line of supplies.  They've been plagued by quality issues -- delaminating PUL, broken snaps, and defective snap pliers -- so I've held off buying.  Even the display is rather disappointing.  You'd think they'd make it easy for you to spend money by labeling things explicitly and telling you what to buy.  The 3-pack "diaper cuts" of PUL aren't even labeled as such, nor do they tell you the size of the cut on the package.  Since the diaper-making book was out of stock, I couldn't even have bought PUL if I wanted to, since I wouldn't know how much yardage to buy.  Snap pliers were out of stock, too. 

All that said, I was hopeful they'd resolve their quality and supply issues, so I could dive into the world of cloth diaper making, as I'm somewhat intimidated by the "start-up" materials needed (such as snap pliers), and I find some of the free patterns online hard to follow (I'm used to the Big Three).  What I'd love is to have a cloth-diapering thread, maybe a cloth diaper sew-along with a particular pattern?  (AI2 or AIO) 

Anyone else want to rant?  Or interested in doing a CD-along?  Or want to share their trusted go-to on-line retailers for CD supplies?

Thanks!

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ica171
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011 08:29:18 AM »

I'm still on my first test diaper, lol. I'm making a few out of old T-shirts and microsuede before I cut into my new PUL and microsuede. I'm doing double-opening pocket diapers with internal gussets with elastic, back elastic and Velcro. Regular Velcro, not Aplix or Touch Tape. I've heard bad things about all three and regular Velcro was most available to me, plus it was 50% off. I'll just turn the diaper inside out and redo the tabs when I wash.

I thought about buying Babyville stuff but I decided to just stick to the white PUL and butter suede from Hancock and make diaper covers for color. I'm glad I didn't buy any now, I've heard a lot of the same stuff about the quality issues. From what I've seen, so far everyone that's complained has had good luck getting them to replace it, but I'd be so upset if I spent the time to make a diaper only to have the PUL delaminate or the snaps break a few uses in.
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monnie31
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013 09:46:33 AM »

I have made a few cloth diapers, I find Wazoodle is a great place for supplies.
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ninjaturtlegal
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013 11:18:27 AM »

Where did you guys find resources to help with making these? I am still torn about making them. Seems like a daunting challenge to me.
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