Monday, June 8, 2009

Diaper Number 2...

Did I promise an update about that 2nd diaper? I'm afraid it doesn't merit one, but here goes...

I will add pictures later, but for right now, I just don't feel like it ;p

This one is a fitted diaper, the inside layer is fleece and the outside is a cotton pirate print. I sewed in a soaker pad (poorly) that I made out of a cut-up Gerber Prefold. 

I royally messed up one side of the elastic, so the two sides are extremely uneven... but it's okay! Since I'm still just practicing and trying to get the hang of sewing diapers myself, I'm okay with messing up a few. The good news is, when I did the second side of elastic in the leg gussett, it turned out nearly perfect! The stretchiness is great and it seems like it will fit him (I haven't tried it on him yet... no velcro...). I think I am going to just stop using fleece though! Or at least the fleece I have.. it just seems so bulky. Maybe I am just making them too small, though. I'll have to experiment and see. 
I accidentally left my sewing machine at my mother-in-law's house, though, so I haven't been able to put the velcro on yet.

I'm getting better at this... but -

Anyone have any tips for sewing a diaper?

4 comments:

  1. I still haven't gotten any fabric to try my first! But I did get elastic to try and fix the gussets on the diapers we have already where they are stretched out. Anyway, good for you for a second try!

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  2. i keep wanting to make diapers, but don't want to invest the energy until i can afford to use pul for the outer, which means it may never happen, lol!

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  3. I can't sew but I really wish I could! It's so great that your trying to make your own diapers! I think I made a pillow once a really long time ago...so I don't really see many diapers in my future!

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