May 13, 2007

Cloth

Finally! The first cloth diaper I've ever sewn! I used the free Mamabird pattern for this one, size newborn, and it's so tiny I think it might even work for a (not so small) preemie. The cover seems to fit nicely over it, and is by Meghan Wyant's free pattern, size small. The idea of using cloth for our second baby actually began to take shape a long time ago, when I was slowly getting bugged by the HUGE load of disposable diapers needed for just one (!) child. The need to go to the store to get them, the loads of waste and the cost all seemed to bother me more and more. Maybe I am getting more crunchy with age ;)) or it could have been this essay by Siobhan that appealed greatly to my imagination. Then there was also my enormous stash of fabric scraps in every possible colour.... yum! Something new to try out!!! Something to recycle, woohoo!!! Luckily I inherited a pile of plain white fitteds from my dear sister that will surely get us through at first, but in the long run I'm set on trying many different models, and maybe ultimately modifying some pattern for the perfect fit... But that is still miles away. In searching the net I found many great sites on the subject, of which Oz Cloth Nappies is one of the most resourceful (IMHO). Let me know what you think!

4 comments:

Kristina said...

Wow! Look at those! I wish I had been able to make my own diapers. We used plain prefolds and I liked those just fine (though they have gone up in price, I've noticed), but oh, how nice it would have been to make my own cute little covers....

tiesja said...

What an inspiring blog you have.
Maybe you'll find these site's inspiring too.
http://www.ottobredesign.com/nl/patronen/
On the ariadnesite you also can find some inspiring patterns and creative ideas. http://www.ariadneathome.nl/idee/ideeengids
groetjes

Kendra said...

I was just introduced to cloth diapers a couple of weeks ago. I feel WAY out of the loop. They are wonderful for the environment and our babies. How far behind am I, where you are already making your own!!!

Suzy said...

:)) that is too much credit, honestly! For me trying out new things is a craving, so it's only logical I'd have to try sewing cloth diapers as well. I'm really curious which of the patterns I used will prove the best fit, maybe I should update this post when I find out!