I dug through my stash of fun fabrics before I left Kansas City & my mom dug through her stash. The pile of fabrics shown above are what we ended up using from my stash. I didn't take a picture after she added her fabrics to the mix. :(
Cutting things took FOREVER. I hate cutting. Have I mentioned I hate cutting? It's my least favorite part of sewing.
I love that the dogs are never far from any possible action.
Our babylocks got to play together again.
We spent about a day and a half at the dining room table. We cut fabrics. We sewed parts together. We attached elastic. We topstitched stuff.
This is what we ended up with. 20 diaper shells & 21 of the soaker pad inserts. Some of the outer shells are from flannel & some are just quilter's weight cotton. I think the next time I make some, I'll just use the cotton; it seems to form a little better than the flannel.
Aren't they adorable? They're super soft inside. I think little guy will like wearing them. How could he not like wearing such fun panties?
A suggestion I would offer for the pattern making people... I wish the pattern would have said how much fabric and other supplies was necessary for each diaper, not several. I found a fat quarter was enough to do one of the outside shells, so that may help you pattern following people.
How we did them:
We used either flannel or cotton for the outer layer.
The inside layer you can't see is a white PUL.
The lining is a white fleece.
The soaker pads are all fleece. I serged the edges of each of them. The serging is a little tricky to do with 4 layers of fleece, so be careful. My soaker pads aren't the prettiest things, but we must keep in mind what is going to be done on them. I think they'll do the trick. :)
I'm really excited to give cloth diapering a try. Currently my stash consists of:
- 20 AIO's that are a size small
- 21 soaker pads for the size small AIO's.
- 36 newborn chinese prefolds
- 6 small prefold covers
- 20 regular sized prefolds
- 1 medium prefold cover
- 5 size 1 snappi's
Also, I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to work the pail system. I picked up a lidded trash can to use as my diaper pail & was planning to go with a dry system. Anybody have suggestions on how to work that? I have to carry my diapers from one end of the house and down the stairs to the laundry room, so I'm liking the idea of a dry system to avoid spilling a heavy wet pail.
Is there any diaper stuff I will absolutely need that I'm forgetting? I'm open to suggestions!