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Topic: I have cloth baby diapers and wool diaper covers...now I just need the baby!  (Read 5473 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009 02:37:40 PM »

hope it works for you!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009 06:44:51 PM »

this is a great pattern.  i volunteered to make cloth dipes for a friend and had been searching for a pattern i liked.  question......it references adding elastic at the sides but doesn't mention how long to cut the elastic.  what did you use?
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2009 06:38:34 AM »

Along the sides of the diapers I started with 1/4" elastic but then switched to 3/8" about 8" long(size small). I found the 1/4" just wasn't strong enough through all the layers of some of my heavier fabric so you might find you need to cut the width of the pattern just a bit wider, depending on what fabric you are using. For example a couple of my diapers are made from heavy sweatshirts where I needed the wider elasticso it was strong enough to pull all the fabric together.  I also put 3/8" about 5 1/2" long along the back (size small). I hope this helps, let me know how it turns out! I still have size large to make so if you have any tips you learn along the way, please let me know!!

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2009 10:31:10 AM »

Thanks for the links!
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2009 07:32:01 AM »

Those look great!!! I LOVE cloth diapers....so easy to make & so much better for the little ones & the environment!!! My only suggestion is to put laundry tabs inside the dipes so the velcro stays fresh & doesn't pill the fabric.
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2009 01:57:46 PM »

I recommend you round the edges of the velcro you have sticking out because it can be scratchy. Also, I noticed you didn't add laundry tabs. They're great because when using those, the hook part of the velcro doesn't grab onto other clothes when in the laundry.

I was going to say the same thing.  In my experience actual velcro doesn't actually hold up great in the wash even with tabs.  I've found that mail-order aplix is worth the shipping cost after you've washed a few times.  (Of course, I found this out after making a whole stash with velcro for my firstborn!)

With regard to the sizing, my daughter was in mediums from about 6 months until she potty-trained at almost 2.  We never used larges at all.

I love love love the Halloween dipes, and all the wool covers look so great!  Good job!  I'm jealous of your cute stash.  I'm 12 weeks pregnant and just ordered a bunch of PUL to get started.  Smiley
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2009 11:48:38 PM »

They look awesome. I am also a cloth diaper user and sewer.

If you want some more freebie patterns email me at: staceycoates230@hotmail.com

Anyone else who is interested please feel free also just put cloth diaper sewing in the subject box.

Also check this site out. It is all about sewing cloth diapers: http://diaperdivas.proboards.com/index.cgi
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2009 07:32:06 PM »

those are really great!
I'm so jalous!

My midwife actually gave me her old ones. But they were too old and didn't last long enough Sad
I wish I had pretty ones like yours! I LOVE the plaid ones

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