Sewing your own diapers can be an inexpensive way to boost your cloth diaper stash. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to create something just perfect for you and your family.
I just love Babyville Boutique! They have the cutest prints, are available to buy locally (well, somewhat locally for me), and make cloth diaper making pretty simple. So far I have made three diapers using their patterns.
The first diaper I made was a pocket diaper. I used a flannel receiving blanket as the liner, and the large diaper pattern. It is a great diaper even with its mistakes, but large was definitely too big.
Next, I used the medium pattern and created the yoke style diaper. I love these because I can use any kind of insert, even flour sack towels (which are around $1 a piece at Walmart/Target), in them. The only thing I don’t like is working with the fold over elastic (foe).
Foe is a bit of a pain to work with. You have to stretch in certain parts while still keeping the fabric tucked in. And the worst part of working with it and PUL (the waterproof material) is that it can’t be pinned because pins can create leaks in the PUL. But it is doable. And even with my bad stitching (please ignore it in the pictures), they are great diapers. Bonus, my kids love them!
Have you checked out Babyville Boutique’s great line? What is your favorite print?