Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I Made One Cloth Diaper!
I gotta say, I'm pretty proud of this little diaper! It's the first one that I've finished. After a week or so of thinking, sketching, and carrying my tape measure around everywhere, I finally sketched out my pattern. I guess I'll see what needs to be tweaked after test driving this one a little, but I'm fairly happy with the results so far.
This is a one size fitted diaper made out of an old T-shirt. It has one sewn in soaker and a second soaker that snaps in under the attached one. I had a lot of trouble getting good pictures because my model wanted to chew on the diaper. Once he had it on, he didn't want to stay still for pictures. Always moving!
I finally just took one while he was sleeping on my lap (as I type this).
Silly me, I forgot to change my thread color, so I was top stitching with white on a dark fabric. It didn't get too wacky though!
Update: I made a couple more like this one and we have been using them for a while now. With the next two, I added an extra layer of t-shirt material to make it a little thicker. I think I will change the snap placement on the wings a little, but that's about it! I'm thinking of trying a few hybrid fitteds next. These are fitted diapers with a layer of fleece hidden inside to make them moisture resistant, but not water proof. This way they breath little more, but can last a bit more without a cover. I like letting him run around at home with just a fitted. It's very easy to tell when he's wet and his skin gets a little more air.