Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cloth Diaper Maker?

I have a new obsession - I've been wanting to apply my sewing skills to diaper making for a while now, but just couldn't get past the researching stage. I searched & googled and looked at all kinds of fabrics and notions and just couldn't get myself to make a purchase...until a local friend who is due with #2 in a week told me she wanted to cloth her second, but just couldn't afford the start up costs. I put myself to work and made the first diaper out of recycled materials...and I'm hooked! I have been cutting patterns for the last two days while I wait for my newly ordered PUL lining to arrive. I can see how much fun this will be, and I hope to keep it fun!

Here's a pic of #1 -

I can see this blog quickly turning over to a mommy blog....but hey, who will notice at this stage of the game? :)


  1. I'm so proud of you!!! That's how I felt about making diapers. Scared at first and then I made one of stuff I had around the house and I was energized to start buying PUL and hemp jersey and microsuede to make more. That was when my cloth diaper stash blew up to enormous proportions. I remember I had like 22 or 23 diapers and I really wanted 36 so I wouldn't have to wash laundry so frequently but it was Christmas time and I didn't have the extra room in the budget and once Christmas passed and January came, I started making them. The rest is history :-D

    Maybe you can start an Etsy like me! It's so much fun :-D

  2. Beccalynn- I'm definitely headed in that direction! I'm totally in love with it, and having so much fun. Thanks for the comment!