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« on: June 19, 2007 02:31:39 PM »

I have been really disappointed with the cloth diapers I've been using.  (Mind you they have gone through one child already.)  The Velcro has seen better days and always picks up lint in the wash.  Also, they are quite thread bare so don't absorb much.

In my frustration, don't want to use disposables (but I have been  Shocked ) but don't want to shell out $$ for cloth, I found a tute on line for t-shirt diapers.  I modified them a bit, and came up with this.  They are prefold diapers and I am using Snappies with them.  (If you don't know what a snappie is, ask and I'll post a link.)  There is old toweling on the outside in spots to attach the snappie.

(As a side note, I became quite frustrated sewing these, trying to make every thing just right, trying to figure out the right colour combos, wanting to NOT have that funny thing happen that happens when I sew t-shirt material.  General perfectionist stuff.  Then it dawned on me...I'm sewing poop catchers!!  Grin  Cheesy )

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Laying flat...

On Monkey #4,s bum...




Second diaper and my cute-y...


I love them so much and they absorb soooo much better than our old ones!!  They even work on my 3 yr old who wares a diaper at night.  NO LEAKS!

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007 02:37:44 PM »

Great job on making your own diapers! Cute pictures too!
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2007 03:19:55 PM »

Can I ask how many layers?  I made some fitteds out of  t-shirts, but they aren't thar absorbant Huh
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2007 04:07:25 PM »

Can I ask how many layers?  I made some fitteds out of  t-shirts, but they aren't thar absorbant Huh

I've made them with 8 layers in the center, 4 on the sides, which are really awesome and feel sooo soft but are surprisingly heavy.  And I've made them with 4 layers + one layer of toweling in the center, two layers of t-shirt on the sides which is the way I have decided to keep making them.  Still very absorbant, but I can make more diapers with the same number of t-shirts.

Hope that helps!  Cheesy

Great job on making your own diapers! Cute pictures too!

Thanks!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2007 07:38:15 PM »

very nice!  I was lucky and had a granny who wanted to make my kid a ton of super soaker diapers, which was stupidly expensive.  This seems a much better idea, both money and environment wise.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2007 08:41:22 PM »

Still don't dare sew my own cloth diapers, but will still shell out the money for someone else to sew them!  Maybe you'll give me the inspiration!  Great lookin dipes there!
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brijeebee
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2007 09:51:59 PM »

Those look great!  Diapers are a great way to recycle old clothes.  Beats using them for dusting even if they do get pooped on! Smiley
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Cherriez
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2007 08:04:00 AM »

just curious, can you post a link for the tute you used? Smiley
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notverytalented
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007 12:23:40 AM »

Just found this link over on the question board.

http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_prefolds.html

Man, I wish I had thought of this stuff when my oldest was a little guy and I was broke.
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miserylovesme
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007 12:13:25 PM »

What a cute boy!  Smiley
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