Diaper Sewing 101 + Little Sapling Toys Giveaway

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Jessica writes at Balancing Everything about everything from running Very Baby with her husband to homeschooling their four children. In her free time she likes to nap whenever possible, but is usually bent over a midwifery textbook. We’re so thrilled to have her insight in today’s comprehensive Diaper Sewing 101 post!

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The world of modern cloth diapers can seem daunting place to conquer, as there are so many different diaper options to choose from. Which style to buy? How many? Which brand is the best? How can I get the most bang for my buck?

Delve a little deeper into the cloth diapering community, and you’ll find a second layer just beneath the surface. Not only are more and more moms choosing to use cloth diapers, many resourceful, do-it-yourself moms are sewing the diapers themselves. Often, sewing the diapers turns into a business, but plenty just sew for their own families and friends.

Newcomers to the diaper sewing underground have even more questions to answer. Most of the email I receive these days are SOS calls for help. Which diaper style should I make? What fabric is the best? Which pattern is the easiest for a beginner? How do I get started? HELP!

One size pocket diapers from Tallulah Baby

Tools
Let’s start with the tools, shall we? You’ll need:

  • A good sewing machine that won’t barf over thick layers of fabric. A straight stitch is a must, and a zigzag stitch is best for sewing on elastic. If your machine does not do a zigzag stitch, you can still sew in elastic but you’ll need to alter some patterns a bit to allow for this and you’ll want to avoid any clear elastics.
  • A variety of needles. You’ll want to pay attention to what diaper fabrics you’re using and which needle will be best. A universal needle, for example will be great for flannels and some stretch knits like velour or microfleece. A needle especially for stretch knits will be needed for interlock cottons and cotton jersey.
  • Good, sharp fabric scissors. When cutting out diaper layers with regular scissors you’ll want to trace the diaper pattern onto your fabric and then cut. If you simply lay your pattern down and try to cut around it with scissors you’ll get a lot of frustrating pattern shifting, especially when cutting out stretchy fabrics.
  • 100% cotton or 100% polyester thread. Skip the blends, they tend to break and wick moisture.
  • A nice, sharp seam ripper! Even the best of us make mistakes.

Nice to have but not necessary:

  • A rotary mat and rotary cutters. It takes a little practice to go around curves, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty sweet. Weigh your pattern piece down and sail around it, much quicker than the trace/scissors method.
  • A serger. Most diaper patterns will have instructions for both serging/overlocking and using a conventional sewing machine. But there’s no doubt about it, a serger will speed up the process. If you plan on selling diapers, a serger is a must for a professional finish.
  • Fabric weights. These can be as simple as large washers from the hardware store or actual factual sewing weights from the fabric store. Heck, I’ve used books, jars full of buttons, and whatever else I had handy.

A note about sewing machines and sergers: If you’re in the market for a new sewing machine or serger, take a few layers of thick terry toweling and see if it can chug it’s way through without choking. Tell the salesman what you’re going to be sewing and they can help you find a heavy duty machine within your budget. Most well known brands will be terrific, but one I see recommended over and over within the diaper sewing community is the Babylock brand.

Very Baby one size fitted diapers, Very Baby

Diaper Patterns
Alrighty! You’ve got all the tools you need, now let’s talk about patterns.

There are quite a few free patterns and diaper sewing instructions available online. Some well known sites include:

I recommend you read over the free tutorials first and give them a try with some practice fabric. Anything soft and absorbent will work for diapers, including old cotton t-shirts, cotton sweatshirts, flannel receiving blankets, cotton knit baby blankets, cotton wash cloths, and more. Heck, my very first diaper I ever made used my mom’s old dish towels in the soaker pad! Not fancy, but it worked.

If you’re ready to take the plunge and purchase a ‘for sale’ diaper pattern, there are loads to choose from. The first step is to determine which style of diaper you think you’d like to make.

  • All in One Cloth Diapers (AIOS) feature a waterproof layer sewn right in. These diapers often have options for quick drying soakers or pockets for stuffing to add extra absorbency. They have elastic in the legs and waist and can close with snaps or hook and loop. They are the most like disposables, and make for easy transitioning from Pampers to cloth.
  • Fitted Cloth Diapers require a separate waterproof cover. These diapers have elastic in the legs and waist and can close with snaps, hook, and loop, pins, or a Snappi diaper fastener.
  • Flat or Prefold Diapers are very simple to sew and require pins or a Snappi to close. They require a waterproof diaper cover.
  • Pocket Diapers are kind of an AIO/diaper cover hybrid. They consist of a waterproof outer layer and a soft inner layer that usually wicks moisture away from baby’s skin. The inner layer has an opening somewhere that allows you to stuff it full of absorbent soaker material. You can stuff flat or prefold diapers inside or inserts you make yourself. These dry very quickly.
  • Diaper Covers: Of course you can make your own diaper covers to go over fitted, flat, or prefold diapers. They have elastic at the waist and legs and close with either snaps or hook and loop.

Each type of diaper may have several more sub-styles, for example a fitted cloth diaper can be made side snapping, front snapping, in one-size-fits all styles, as a pocket diaper, feature leg ruffles or no leg ruffles, have a smooth (non-elastic) front, and more! See why it gets overwhelming? To see pictures of each style, check out my diaper styles glossary.

Cloth diapers have different parts which can be confusing, check out my diaper parts glossary for help on understanding the difference between a soaker pad and a liner.

Since patterns are so affordable, if it’s in your budget you can buy as many as you like and try them all out. See which diaper styles work for you and your baby. If it isn’t within your budget to try a bunch of different patterns, try one and see how you like it, often one diaper pattern can be tweaked until it’s something that works better for you. Altering a diaper pattern isn’t as difficult as altering say, a blazer pattern for a grown up!

Almost nine years ago when I first started sewing diapers there were only a couple of commercial patterns available. Now days you have a plethora to choose from! We carry a variety at my Very Baby online shop-– some of which are PDF patterns that can be printed at home. You’ll find more patterns to choose from by searching Google for “diaper patterns” or “cloth diaper patterns”-– you can find vintage patterns on eBay or new pattern designs on Etsy. Diaper sewing forums like the Very Baby forums also have lots of pattern recommendations plus reviews from people who’ve actually used them.

One of my favorite diaper patterns is the Very Basic All in One Diaper Pattern just because it is so versatile. You can use this pattern to make All in One diapers, diaper covers, fitted diapers, and pocket diapers.

Some diaper patterns pack a whole lot into one pattern! Check out Little One Size and Darling Diapers Unlimited for patterns that have just about every variety of diaper you could possibly want to try all in one pattern purchase!

More places to find diaper patterns for sale or for free:

12 Newborn Fitted Diapers made using a Very Baby Cloth diaper pattern, mamamadebaby

Fabric
Once you’ve narrowed down your pattern choices and chosen one or two to work from, take a look at their fabric recommendations. If you’re brand new to diaper sewing, the easiest thing will be to start there. There are literally hundreds of different fabrics you can choose from and it’s easy to take one look at a well stocked diaper fabric store and want to run screaming into the night. Again, I receive email every day from women who are fretting over which fabric is the best. There is no best! It really comes down to personal preference and budget. You can spend oodles sewing luxury diapers made out of bamboo velour with silk liners or spend a little on flannel diapers that will still get the job done.

The basics you’ll need are waterproof PUL fabric for diaper covers or All in One (AIO) diapers. If you don’t like the idea of polyester laminate fabric, look into wool fabric. It makes even more earth friendly diaper covers and longies that keep moisture in.

Since there are so many options for diaper fabric and loads of people will have different opinions, I’ll tell you my favorites. I love Sherpa knit terry & stretch knit terries for fitted diapers. Putting a cute knit cotton print on the outside of a fitted diaper makes it absolutely adorable and irresistible to use.

Hemp french terry and hemp fleece are my favorite fabrics for night time diapers. Cotton velour is a fun fitted diaper fabric and Bamboo velour is positively luxuriant. Cotton velour makes wonderful cloth wipes to use with your cloth diapers!

Microfleece is a very popular fabric to place right next to baby’s skin. It wicks moisture away and keeps their little bottoms dry and rash free. Microfleece is a synthetic material and can be problematic as far as holding on to detergent build up, so it does take some babying, but it does a great job when taken care of properly.

For more details on all of these fabrics as well as many others take a look at the following diaper fabric glossaries:

Remember, experimenting is best! Buy a little of the fabrics that interest you, sew them up into diapers and see which ends up being your favorite. There are endless combinations!

A 3 month old in a mama-made cloth diaper, Stitchin’ Skilly

Notions
Diapers often require specialty fabrics though you can get away with lots of stuff you can find around your house and at local fabric shops. However, notions are often another matter!

Hook and Loop
Hook and loop makes for the most adjustable fit on a cloth diaper or diaper cover. It can be easy for toddlers to yank off though!

I will tell you now, so you don’t have to find out the hard way: Do not use Velcro® brand hook and loop on your diapers. While great for all kinds of other applications, it completely falls apart on high wash/high use items like cloth diapers. You’ll want to order online to get your hands on Aplix® brand hook and loop or Touchtape® brand hook and loop. It’ll last much longer and look nicer on your diapers.

Snaps
Snaps are more of a hassle to put on but many love them as hook and loop can snag on other items in the wash.

Metal snaps are another thing you aren’t going to want to just pick up at your local fabric store. They often carry cheap metal snaps that are going to rust, corrode, or simply just fall off your cloth diapers because the prongs won’t be long enough to go through all the layers! For the best long prong metal snaps for cloth diapers visit Snap Source-– they have a great selection of colors in both capped and open ring styles. They also sell a handy snap setter tool that will allow you to hammer on your snaps without an expensive snap press. Anyone planning on sewing diapers for sale ought to look into plastic snaps and a snap press, as hammering on snaps on dozens of diapers each week will get really old really fast.

Plastic snaps are great for cloth diapers, they hold up well and won’t clunk around in the dryer like metal snaps. They do require some equipment to put them on though. You’ll need either a snap press and dies or a snap plier set. The snap pliers are great for home use, but again, if you’re planning on selling the diapers you make as a business you’ll be happier with a snap press.

Places to buy a snap press and plastic snaps: Very Baby & The Snap Store

Or a snap plier: KAMsnaps

Elastic
There are many types and sizes of elastics suitable for diaper sewing.

  • Poly Braid Elastic White, has a braided appearance. Often a polyester/lycra or polyester/rubber content. 1/4 inch wide and 3/8 inch wide are both good widths for diapers. Strong and durable. I prefer the Stretchrite brand.
  • Swimsuit or Swimwear Elastic This elastic often has a natural color appearance, and has a cotton/rubber or cotton/lycra content. Soft, yet still very durable. 1/4 inch wide and 3/8 inch wide are both good widths for use in diaper making. I prefer the Stretchrite brand.
  • Fold-Over Elastic Use it in place of bias tape around the edges of diaper covers. There are different brands and types, some are rougher, some are soft. You’ll of course want to use the softest you can find as it will be touching baby’s skin. Fold-Over Elastic is often abbrieviated to “FOE”. Not guaranteed to resist wicking, it is still widely used in the diapering community, and I haven’t had wicking or leaking problems with the covers I have bound in Fold-Over elastic. You can also use FOE to bind a diaper that would normally be serged if you do not own a serger or overlocker.
  • Lastin Clear Elastic A popular brand of clear elastic, some feel that this elastic will outlast your diapers. Stretch a few times before sewing. You need a three-step zig zag stitch (also called a Multiple Zig Zag stitch) to apply. *See below if you aren’t sure if your machine has this stitch. There are other brands of clear elastics but these do not hold up as well as Lastin, especially for use in a heavy use, heavy wash item like a cloth diaper.

Rainbow “All in One” diapers (waterproof cover built right in) plus two beige super silky soft bamboo velour night time diapers with extra absorbency for use with wool longies, made by Tallulah Baby.

Where to Buy
In addition to sources already linked, visit these fine online stores for cloth diapering patterns, fabrics, and notions:

You can often find the following at your local fabric shops:

  • Good Maxilock thread (use in regular sewing machines too with a cone thread attachment)
  • Gutermann thread
  • Polyester microfleece for stay dry liners
  • Birdseye pique (sometimes it’s thin and not great but sometimes you can luck out and find good stuff at Hancock’s)
  • Diaper flannel (if you can see through it when you hold it up to the light, either add more layers or keep looking.)
  • Double napped flannel
  • Cotton terry
  • Stretch terries
  • French terries
  • Wool (needs to be felted and fulled to be used as a diaper cover)
  • Cotton velour (make sure you’re not getting any polyester blends!)
  • Minkee (can be used as a soft stay dry layer, though I think it’s kinda bulky)
  • Microfiber wash cloths can be found at Walmart and similar and can be used as inserts in pocket diapers or as soaker pads, just don’t put it right next to your baby as it can be very uncomfortable on the skin.

I hope this helps demystify cloth diaper sewing for you-– I know it’s a lot of information to process but you’ll find sewing adorable little cloth diapers can be a very addicting hobby!

Photos used with permission via Very Baby from the Sewing Cloth Diapers photo pool.

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103 Responses to Diaper Sewing 101 + Little Sapling Toys Giveaway

  1. Mandi says:

    You make this look so easy. I’m going to have to try this!!

  2. Lauriinnc says:

    Holy smokes! I am cloth diapering my tenth and I always wanted to know if I could and HOW to make my own! Surely they would have lasted longer than Gerber’s. What a great site!

  3. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been contemplating about sewing cloth diapers while my son is still in diapers and selling them if its rather easy. Thanks for this post its extremely helpful!

  4. Mary says:

    I didn’t do cloth diapering with my first, but I sure wish I had. A definite with #2!

  5. Denise says:

    I’m going to be brave and try these…wish me luck!

  6. Emily says:

    I have 3 boxes of diaper fabric I got from a friend and now I have the courage to use it. thanks!

  7. Jessica says:

    I am really impressed by mom’s who sew their own diapers, and these ones are so adorable. Hopefully by our next baby we will have our own laundry facilities which will make cd eaiser ;)

  8. Julienne Piper says:

    I am expecting a little girl in December, I am very excited to try cloth diapering. I was able to get my sister’s stash of prefolds, covers, and mother ease diapers to use but I just might have to custom make some just to try as well!

  9. Sarah says:

    This is awesome. I’m planning on using cloth for my little girl (due in December) and I love the idea of making a few of my own dipes for her too!

  10. Aubrey says:

    I’ve been very intimidated to sew cloth diapers. Maybe I’ll try again. And my boy LOVES to chew. On everything. I’d love to win him a teether!

  11. Lindsay says:

    We cloth diaper, but ours are starting to wear out, and we need more if our little guy wants a sibling! Can’t wait to try!

  12. Heidi says:

    They are great patterns, I’ve used them sew my kids diapers.

  13. jennifer says:

    this seems really complicated…yet the finished diapers are so cute. I may try this!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Wonderful tutorial! I’ve been cloth diapering my kids since 2003 and have tried making my own a few times. This article really helps make sense of the process and all the different options. Thank you!

  15. Jennifer says:

    My husband will not thank you, but I’ve just decided I need to make some cloth diapers for this baby. After all, the ones I have probably won’t fit her for a few months…

  16. knitsewreadlove says:

    Oh I am so excited! We CD, but after 17 months, some of our diapers are wearing out, and I was just looking into replacing them. (Looking toward Tiny #2!) I can hardly wait to try my hand at sewing a few!

  17. Beth says:

    So much better than buying diapers at $20 each! Thanks for the great detail!

  18. Lisa says:

    Love cloth diapering! Currently doing it again with babe #2:) Maybe I’ll have to try sewing my own! Great article!!!

  19. Awesome – what a great idea to make your own diapers!

  20. Ciel says:

    I can’t believe my dd stopped wearing nappies last week :-( Time for another baby I think!

  21. Callie says:

    We did used disposable for our sone but are researching cloth for our little one on the way. Even without trying to sew them the options are a little overwhelming. This is great informations and gives that little shot of courage to just try it. Thanks!

  22. Michele says:

    This is a great post, I’ve sewn a few cloth diapers in the past six months – this information is so informative!

  23. AJ says:

    We cloth nappy here!! But I’m too scared to make my own!

  24. Rosina says:

    Oh my goodness this is AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for sharing so much info on how to get started sewing your own diapers. I used cloth with my last baby but purchased them and the next time around I would love to sew my own and some for my sister to :) I can’t wait to check out all of the links.

  25. Teresa says:

    What great little toys! And all of the cloth diapering information is awesome. I REALLY want to make some! I’ve been sitting on all of the stuff to make them for a while now, too intimidated…maybe now I’ll actually do it! :)

    Thanks for the info and the wonderful giveaway!
    ~Teresa

  26. Marcia W. says:

    I would never have dreamed that you could make cloth diapers like this! Too cool.

  27. annie says:

    Oh, this is awesome! I’m about to start sewing diapers and this post disambiguates all the methods and materials. All the variety out there was definitely overwhelming. Perfect timing.

  28. Hanan says:

    Just got a snap press to make some!!

  29. Julie says:

    Making some nighttime fitted diapers for my daughter has been on my list for awhile.

  30. JD says:

    I’ve never thought of making my own. Thanks for the inspiration and instructions!

  31. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks, I hope to put this to use for some friends.

  32. mjb says:

    Very informative post! I’m still pretty overwhelmed about sewing my own, though :)

  33. Susan says:

    I absolutely love making and using the Rita’s Rump diapers. I started out with prefolds the cheapy kind, then purchased chinese prefolds online with covers. But after I found the Rita’s Rump pattern I have made lots of those and that is all I use. It will not be long before my little guy out grows diapers and I will miss making his diapers they are so much fun.

  34. Jill B says:

    I am so impressed by DIY cloth nappies! I use them but haven’t time or resources to make them.

  35. Katie says:

    Wow so handy! I’ve been thinking about making my own newborn sized cloth diapers for baby number 2. Now I really do believe I can do it!

  36. Ashley says:

    i’ve thought more about using cloth diapers lately… i’ve got about another year & a half with diapers & the disposables are so expensive…

  37. Roxanne says:

    What a great post! I have sewn some fitteds but would love to try making some all in ones or pocket diapers.

  38. stacy says:

    what a great set of tutorials. i have lots of new mom friends right now so these ideas ought to come in handy!

  39. DebbieKL says:

    Great detailed information on making cloth diapers! I wonder if my serger could handle it. Thanks!

  40. Mandy says:

    I use cloth diapers and have thought to make my own!

  41. sy says:

    i want to sew some for baby gifts but sounds so hard lol

  42. Suzy says:

    Awesome!

  43. julie says:

    We bought gdiapers for our new baby but the covers were pretty expensive. Now, thanks to this post, I am inspired to make the next size up to be ready when she outgrows her g’s.

  44. Emily says:

    Wow! A lot of great information.

  45. janice says:

    This is wonderful! I’m due early next year and can’t wait to get sewing on some cloth diapers!

  46. MishaLee Strunk says:

    Thanks to Very Baby I made my baby a ton of cute diapers while I was ‘nesting’…I also was lucky enough to get my hands on a dozen Talullah Baby one size pockets, they are the best!

  47. Titinea says:

    Great!

  48. What a great bunch of information for anyone who wants to sew diapers!

  49. Alisa says:

    Can’t wait to try sewing my own all-in-ones. Thanks for the post!

  50. Emillie P says:

    Great information! Definately saving this for later!

  51. Amanda says:

    This is wonderful!! This really helps with all of the decisions to make with cloth diapering!!

  52. Sarai says:

    Thanks for the awesome info! I should be getting my Very baby AIO pattern in the mail today. Cant wait to get started!

  53. britt says:

    What a great post! Cloth diapers are the way to go. Would love to win the teether–my sewing partner’s baby just got her first tooth!

  54. Palila B. says:

    Great information! I’ve been wondering what the process is to make diapers. Thanks!

  55. annie says:

    I bought cloth diapers for my daughter and re-used them for my son, but would love to make my own. Great stuff! Thanks.

  56. Margarita says:

    I think I used

    http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/pdf/vaippa_en.pdf

    and combined it with the wee wekka one to get the one I liked… then once the kidlet got here and went back to work full-time I just bought them from work at home moms that I found on etsy!

    I think it’s a great way to support WAHMs!

  57. tierraazul says:

    Thanks for bringing so much info together in one place!

  58. Acequiamadre says:

    I wonder if I would like sewing diapers as much as cute dresses….

  59. Pam Owens says:

    My daughter is following her mother’s example and cloth diapering. Nana (that’s me) has been making the PUL covers. What a great informational blog. Thanks. Being a “no plastic mom” my daughter would be overjoyed with a wood teether.

  60. Lisa says:

    I’m slowly winning over my cloth diapering friends to my homemade dipes vs. buying the expensive fancy dipes out there. Thanks for the tutes!

  61. Kenzie says:

    I cloth diapered my first son and plan to do the same with #2 (due in Jan.). I both bought diapers from Tallulah Baby and made my own from the Very Baby AIO pattern. I love LOVE them. Can’t recommend them highly enough. I ended up buying my PUL, birdseye cotton and Aplix from them too. Great couple with great customer service!

  62. Megan w. says:

    What a great post. Im a cloth diaper mama and have always wanted to sew my own.

  63. linda says:

    what great info! thanks so much…I did not cloth diaper my first, but am hoping to next time around!

  64. anne marie says:

    now i wish i had seen this before my DS was born.

  65. desiree says:

    I use cloth… but I don’t think I would have enough energy to make all mine. More power to the mamas that do! They are heros in my book for sure.

  66. Katherine says:

    Thank you for this terrific insight into sewing cloth diapers! We’ve been using cloth for 3 years and I’ve wanted to sew my own but wasn’t sure where to begin, so this is extremely helpful!

  67. Manda says:

    I’ve sewn with the Very Basic pattern and really love our diapers!

    My daughter and I like the Little Sapling cars with bridges (I did notice that what they’re giving away is two of the teething toys, though). :)

  68. Karen says:

    Great idea! This is a great item to give for a gift too!

  69. Morgan says:

    This is a GREAT overview, thanks so much! I am a happy cloth diaper-er who has yet to venture into sewing her own, though I stick to relatively cheap prefolds and covers anyway. This is getting me drooling over pretty fabrics and snap presses though!

  70. Julianne says:

    Thanks!! I cloth diaper but mainly just prefolds with covers cause I couldn’t stand the idea of paying $15 or more per diaper. . . now I can just make them myself!

  71. pamela says:

    i love their wooden teethers!

  72. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the great info! We want to try cloth diapering our soon-to-arrive first born, and sorting through everything is kind of confusing! And I’ve been eyeing the little sapling teethers for awhile, even though it will be a little while before we’ll need one

  73. Sara Hagler says:

    Awesome!

  74. Serena says:

    Thank you for the comprehensive guide to sewing your own diapers!

  75. Jocelyn says:

    Wow! What a wealth of information about cloth diapering. Thanks for the tips.

  76. jessica says:

    Awesome post! So helpful for some new sewing to cd mama’s and papa’s!

  77. I need to bookmark this page for a day when I’m not working on Halloween costumes and Cmas presents.

  78. Lorrie Orr says:

    Who knew there were so many choices for diapers? Not this soon to be first time Nana. Wow!
    I love Little Sapling’s toys -

  79. bookboxer says:

    I used cloth diapers 30 years ago(!) and was the only one I knew who was doing it then … dragging dirty diapers to the apt. complex laundromat was a chore, but grad students do that kind of thing! These patterns (and the tutorial) are great – thanks!

  80. Kira Jacobs says:

    Hmm i most definately want to use cloth diapers but i am so unsure at my sewing skills as to whether or not id be able to do this :) Thanks for the info i might just have to give it a go!

  81. Melissa Williams says:

    thank you!! great info.

  82. Doti says:

    Great ideas, cute stuff. Thanks Doti

  83. katie says:

    The Little Sapling teething toys are so cute. So many fun shapes. Thanks for the break down on the cloth diapers. A ton of info out there, nice to have it all organized!

  84. georgia says:

    Great info! It is hard to find all this information in one place – thanks!

  85. Suzanne says:

    I started reading this post while my 4 month old was taking a nap and she woke up before I finished. I have bookmarked the page to read in detail at a later date! My DD is currently in cloth and have often thought about making some for her for night time but didnt know where to start. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the start!

  86. Christina says:

    I have considered cloth diapering for awhile now, and this might be just what I need to make it happen!

  87. Southern Gal says:

    My daughter is using cloth diapers on her daughter. I don’t know why I didn’t think to look for patterns online when she was searching for the right diaper. Right now she’s using bumGenius, but I think I could make them for her after reading this. Thanks!

  88. Meg K says:

    This is incredibly helpful information. I have been looking for something like this to teach me how to make a few things to supplement the cloth diapers that I purchased. So, THANK YOU!!

  89. C. Michele says:

    Thank you, thank you! I really needed some tutorials for cloth diapers!

  90. Ana V says:

    Wow, that is such great information – thanks!

  91. becca says:

    love all the cloth, so sweet! I have to stop myself from adding to our stash all the time. And those little toys are so cute!

  92. chelsea says:

    very cool ideas thank you

  93. Beth says:

    What fun bright colors – and a lovely gift for a new mommy!

  94. Clare says:

    Thanks for all the diaper information! I have been very hesitant to try sewing my own diapers but you make it sound so easy! :)

  95. Sophia Patterson says:

    Great alternative for babies allergic to latex and also great for the environment!

  96. Melanie T says:

    What a great tutorial! Cloth diapering is so good for everybody! Thank you for showing moms just how easy this can be. And great giveaway!

  97. Brooke says:

    I’ve cloth diapered both of my kids. I’ve always bought diapers online. I’ve been thinking about making some of my own so this has been an EXCELLENT resource. Thanks so much!

  98. What great information!! I’ve been wanting to try making my own diapers but wasn’t really sure where to start! I think I’ll give it a try!!

  99. Sara says:

    Thank you so much for the overview. I’ve cloth diapered 2 so far and while I wouldn’t have had the guts to sew it all on my own, by number two I already could see what I could sort of fake my way through on the sewing machine. Next time around, I may just go it alone. Really a super post, passing it on to my 1st time expecting sister-in-law.

  100. Jessica says:

    The Tallullah Baby diapers are so attractive. If I was in the market for AIO’s, I would love to custom order a set…they’d be beautiful and practical! Thanks for the Little Sapling teether giveaway too. I have been wanting a few of these for months now. They’d make great gifts too!

  101. Corrie says:

    Wow! Thanks for this. I think I could do it. Maybe.

  102. Whistlepea says:

    I wish I’d seen this before I had bought a ton of diapers! It seemed so daunting but I probably could have handled making some.

  103. Amanda says:

    I cloth diapered for years and, for some reason, it NEVER occurred to me to sew my own diapers! Dang it!

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