Creative Ramblings of One Crunchy Mama
It’s dreamy new fluff for a Lukie butt!!
Fresh from the dryer and stuffed to squishyness are the brandspankin’new pockets I made just for Lucas.. and I must admit, I LOVE them all.
With my hectic schedule I was only able to pump 2 of these puppies out per day in the last 3 days. I woke up before 5am each day, sat here at my desk with my sewing machine at the ready and cranked them out! Since they were already cut it only took me about 30 minutes per 2.
These are my first pocket diapers using polyurethane film, which you can find here at Wazoodle.com. I like Wazoodle because they have great prices, a large assortment of diaper fabrics and some awesomely unique things like Zorb. What I don’t like about them is their insanely slow shipping .. and for some things, like zorb, their waytoohigh shipping prices. All in all though, I am supremely satisfied with my .. er, I mean Luke’s new pocket diapers made from some of the things I’ve waited almost 3 months for from Wazoodle!
When making pocket diapers, I normally use solid color PUL (which is a polyurethane laminated polyester knit fabric) and never before used an outer cotton print because they tend to wick that way. After thinking about it though, and foregoing crazy dreams filled with complicated co-ops to have things laminated, I decided I’d try the film and see what I could do myself. Once again I surprised myself…
I used my pocket pattern and cut one out of each print, then cut 6 out of the film. I laid out each print with the film on the back, topped it with a layer of wax paper and ran my iron across it on a very low setting (like the setting you would use to iron tulle) and I ended up with six polyurethane lined cotton weave diaper cuts! (I realize I could have just laminated the fabric first and then cut them out together but with so many different prints I felt I’d end up wasting film)
For inners I have a mix of printed minky fleece, brown and white suedecloth and ivory microfleece. I also used 1 inch touchtape/aplix instead of my normal 1 1/2 inch because I have goads of it and haven’t been using it.
I thought for sure I’d have a mess of bubbly cotton in the dryer after that first wash, but it was fine! I am particulary fond of the batman and apple prints!