Baby Project the First – Cloth Diapers
I’ve said before that this spring bit me with the sewing bug. It really started with me trying to do some more clothing for me. (I have a few projects I still need to share from before the belly started growing.) Then that got put on hold (body changing) and I needed another sewing project to pour my energy into. So I started making these.
This was actually my second one (which almost looks identical to the first). It’s a newborn pocket diaper with a PUL exterior and a suedecloth interior. If you have ever ventured into cloth diapers now, you know that there is a staggering amount of information out there. This particular diaper was made from the Cloth Revolution pattern (a freebie!) which I really liked and was a pretty good place to start.
This diaper is a cover with a PUL interior and a flannel exterior. Even though it is super cute, I don’t actually think this one will work very well. It very well may have wicking issues. This is from the Tighty Whitey Hipster pattern (also a freebie). I did it backwards from their instructions (bigger on the inside and smaller on the outside) hoping the PUL would curl around to the front. As soon as I cased the elastic, that eliminated any movement of the PUL.
After that I broke down and purchased the Darling Diapers Unlimited Pattern. It was so worth the purchase. The pattern is 80 pages long, and a ton of that is instructions and tips. Although I’m kind of glad I started with a few others, because it may have been overwhelming at first. This diaper is a cover with a PUL inside and cotton outside. I did the rolled elastic just right so that the PUL will come around to the outside and that will help eliminate any wicking on the cotton.
I’ve also made several inserts, but they’re not as cute or interesting. The tricky thing about making the diapers before baby gets here…I have no idea if they will work! So I plan on making a few, having a good understanding of how to make them so I can whip them up quick, and having materials ready. Not to mention, these are all newborn size and there are no small babies in either of our families.