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whitecalx
« on: February 20, 2006 09:07:15 PM »

Tired of waking up wet or waking several times to change diapers I made this

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/DSC06471.JPG

Hemp terry outer, microfleece inner

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/DSC06473.JPG

Two body layers of hemp terry and 2 soaker layers plus 2 seperate soakers to go in the pocket, for a total of 8 layers of hemp terry!

http://whitecalx.home.comcast.net/DSC06474.JPG

See how the fleece overlays slightly inside

Made from http://www.verybaby.com pattern

Its so thick and huge on my 6 month old but it really, really works!  I top it with a handknit soaker made from Handpaintedyarn.com
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006 09:13:38 PM »

Wow!!  Great job!  I used cloth on my first for a year, but I got sick of constant leaks and rashes.  That looks like it would be really comfortable, too.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006 08:50:41 AM »

I've used cloth with both my kids and its worked a lot better for them than disposables.  I started my oldest in cloth at 4 months.  That's when her rashes stopped!

I notice, kahluakiggy, that your oldest is 7.  Like everything cloth has gotten a lot better over the years.  Maybe give it a try again?  www.diapersewing.co m has instructions for sewing your own diapers for free.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006 09:10:44 AM »

That looks great! It looks so cuddly and soft... I'd probably be hugging it straight out of the dryer.  Lucky baby bum!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006 11:00:08 PM »

Great nappy (diaper)..  I have bought a few Very Baby nappies from WAHMs in Australia...  they are fantastic. The hemp works so well!! Smiley you should be very proud!
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2006 07:23:12 PM »

I'm a little late posting, but...  that's one heck of a diaper!  INCREDIBLY well done.  I picked up the Very Baby pattern myself a couple of months ago and made a few pocket-style diapers, but yours looks MUCH better.  I really like how you did the fleece pocket part on the inside; I wouldn't have thought to do it that way!  Mine opened in the front seam, but really leaked overnight for my little guy- your creation is my solution.   Shocked  You've motivated me to try my hand, er sewing machine, at making some more dipes again!  Thanks!! 
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2006 06:30:52 AM »

awesome diaper! looks well made, you've inspired me to try it!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 03:33:33 PM »

where do you find hemp terry?
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007 04:01:41 PM »

After standing in the kitchen at 3am yesterday morning watching my 7-month-old's sodden sleeping bag tumble in the dryer, I realised I needed a new night-time cloth nappy strategy too!

This is awesome! I have the same variegated serger thread too, but certainly wouldn't have done as neat a job as you have!

Does anybody know if the VBSN pattern is available in Australia?
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007 11:19:55 PM »

whitecalx, you've inspired me. I bought some cheap old towels and a $1 T-shirt at my local thrift store this week, and whipped this up when DD was asleep yesterday:





It has a fold-out soaker for easy drying and the T-shirt material is soooo soft against her bum. And it fits great! Thanks for the inspiration!

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