Friday, October 24, 2008
Some of the pocket diapers I've made.
The pocket diapers I've made using the Rita's Rump Pockets pattern are just so stinkin' cute! I made a baker's dozen with these fabrics, mostly plaid since that seems to be the pattern of men's flannel shirts! The green plaid on the bottom left was a sheet, and the off-white gender-neutral fabric on the top left was a sheet. I used the off-white fabric inside all the plaid diapers except the green one.
Now I need some more shirts and sheets to make some more. Not only are they cute, they are easy to sew, easy to use, and they work great!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Our diaper stash! Inserts (clockwise from top left), flats, prefolds to use as inserts, pocket diapers, and prefolds!
We now have a complete diaper stash, and almost all of it I made!
We have a dozen prefolds made from flannel shirts and sheets and old t-shirts.
We have a dozen pocket diapers made from two flannel sheets and a couple of flannel shirts.
We have two dozen inserts/doublers, made from flannel and t-shirts.
We have a dozen and a half flannel flats. Half of them I made from flannel and the other half are flannel baby blankets.
To round things out we have eight or so cheap prefolds that I use for inserts/doublers.
We also have a few other assorted things like fitted diapers, covers, and all-in-one diapers that I bought from a few mamas on DiaperSwappers.com.
I am going to make a few fleece covers for when it gets colder but I'm not worried about that right now.
I'm proud of our stash and glad I started doing this. We will be saving money by cloth diapering and we have saved even more with me making everything from recycled materials. It's also nice to know that I've made something practical for the baby.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Aren't these precious?
We now have a dozen of those adorable pocket diapers I posted about a few days ago!
I have been sewing on them the past few days and finally have them finished.
I used two different sheets I bought at Goodwill for $3 each to sew them with the FREE Rita's Rump Pocket pattern. I got tons of diapers out of those two sheets plus lots of doublers/inserts.
These diapers are two layers of flannel with elastic around the edge and an opening to insert doublers. The pattern calls for pinning the wings but some mamas put snaps or velcro on them. We are still pinning them but I may put velcro on a few to make it easy for daddy.