Fishing for…

Compliaments? No!

For FROGGIES of course!!

I’ve been sewing a lot of diapers so far this week and I have posted all my work over on CafeMom to share with all the other cloth diaperin’ mammas.. can you believe someone actually had the nerve to tell me they thought I was just trying to toot my own horn! How Rude!

Anyway, I always try to share most of my sewing projects over here too because I KNOW there are other sewers lurking here on Xanga!

So this morning I went rummaging under my son’s crib looking for flannel. Having two in diapers has forced me to make more wipes. (I stored most of my fabric under his crib because I had to put my sewing table and shelves into storage to fit the second crib) And I was pleasantly surprised when I found a walmart bag tucked into the scrap box. Inside I found 6 yards of really cute boyish flannel – that I apparently already washed! I made a pile of wipes and 6 fitteds (one of each print) but here is my fav:

I was never a fan of fitteds but I’ve found them to be much more convenient then prefolds on my son.. there really is a difference in diapering boys and girls. The soaker is sewn in on these and consists of 2 layers microterry, 2 layers flannel and 2 layers birdseye (basically this was a compilation of the miscellaneous absorbent materials I found in the scrap box that I distributed evenly to the 6 dipes.. haha). It is turned and topstitched, but I did not topstitch the leg elastic. I used my PUL cover pattern for this and extended and squared off the wings. I did not add snaps or aplix because the weave on the flannel I found is thick and loose – perfect for a snappi. These things fit my newborns tiny butt perfectly.. and honestly, how adorable are those froggies? I love it!

5 comments

  1. I wish I had known of this kind of stuff when my kids were newborns.  Maybe for the grand kids.  Someday.  And I’d have to buy them from you cuz I can’t sew for shit.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! and I don’t think you’re tooting your horn, I happen to think you’re thinking SMART and not spending tons of money on these cloth diapers. This is awesome, I wish I knew how to sew because I’d start making a ton of these for our next kid when he or she comes along. You’re awesome!!!!

  3. Wow!!! I didn’t even know it was possible to sew diapers?!!! That is amazing! Maybe I’ll give it a go… where can I find a pattern?

  4. There are tons of free patterns and resources out there, if you Google ‘free diaper pattern’ you will find a lot. When I first started I just traced my favorite diaper and used what I had around the house but a lot of people find this Rita’s Rump pattern and tutorial helpful when starting out: http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/. You can also find a bunch of links to free patterns here: http://www.zany-zebra.com/free-cloth-diaper-patterns.shtml. Of course if you have questions or need any help at all, let me know!

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