Thursday, August 28, 2008

Newborn Fluff. :)

As you can probably guess, my snap press arrived today. :) Wazoodle rocks! I just ordered the thing on Monday, and when I got out of the shower this morning (at 7:30!), my husband told me it had been delivered. So I spent nap time today doing some sewing.

*Edited: Those pictures I took yesterday were horrible, so I took new ones today.






Here is the beginning of the newborn stash. :) Note how perfectly those snaps match! That was a total fluke. They send a few snap colours of their choosing, and I already had this diaper cut out and partly assembled when the snaps arrived. I couldn't believe the pink was identical!















...I couldn't resist a side-view. Look how little those leg holes are!















I put my hand beside it to give you an idea of the teeny-tiny-ness of it. :)















And the squishy inside...















My next major purchase will be a new serger. I've just about had it with mine. It eats things and spits them out. It skips stitches. And no matter how I adjusted the tension, my looper stitches AND my needle stitches were wonky. (Go ahead, look up close - I dare you!). I love how easy and quick serged diapers are, but I'm tempted to turn and topstitch, because the serging is so sloppy.

I used the free Darling Diaper newborn pattern (with the snap-down for the umbilical cord). The outer is just a lightweight cotton knit. The inner is microfleece. And the hidden soaker is two layers of warm and natural batting. I think I might make an extra lay-in soaker for some added absorbancy. I can't remember how much a newborn pees. :)

11 comments:

  1. That is soooo adorable! You should sell these. They are outrageously expensive to buy, and with the money you make, you could buy a new surger! :-)

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  2. I agree with melissa. You should totally sell these!!!

    etsy.com is a popular place these days....

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  3. Oh my goodness - that is adorable! I third the idea of selling them! You inspire me... my son is starting to outgrow the diapers we made for him before he was born, and I've done all the altering I can do. He's 16 pounds now, and I think I better get cracking on some new diapers. But I won't be letting anyone zoom in on the pictures of my sewing ;)

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  4. Thanks for the compliment, guys! But I don't think my sewing is quite up to par for the etsy market yet. :) I've looked at the diapers listed on there, and they are absolutely perfect! Not a mistake to be found. Maybe after I crank out a couple dozen. :) That's a great idea to sell stuff to save up for a serger though. I've already been thinking of selling some things to help pay for my snap press... maybe I'll just keep going and save up for a serger!

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  5. How cute...hard to believe they are this small. actually mine were both near 9 lbs so they weren't LOL. I would love to learn how to sew and good for you doing this for your second. With the high prices for cloth diapers you will save even more money. They are very cute too. Neat little tool, I have never heard of one before reading your blog. Thanks for the tip on the microfibre cloth. I left a response in case you may not have checked back.

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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that dipe. Super cute :) Good job mama!

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  7. Sorry Alissa it was PVC which are most of the covers (unless you go fleece) Here is the link and they are canadian. If you scroll down you can see a question on this. The other versions of the covers they carry do not contain this so that may be a better option. Let me know what you think. I have to order some more but was a little confused.

    http://www.parentingbynature.com/350-bummis-super-whisper-wrap.htm

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  8. Okay, I knew that PVC was bad - and we actually avoid PVC/vinyl products at all costs. But I was pretty sure PUL was okay. I think the cheap plastic pants you can get at Wal Mart or whatever are usually vinyl, but higher-quality covers are normally PUL. Thanks for the link. I LOVE that company. I bought Norah's organic cotton training pants from there - they were wonderful to deal with! I love that she's Canadian, and that it's a home-based company.

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  9. Wow! So great!! Can I ask where you get patterns? And I'm in canada and have no idea where to buy PUL and the micro fleece/fibre. Suggestions? You could still try etsy and just price accordingly!

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  10. Hi Shannon,

    Thanks for stopping by!
    There are lots of free patterns on the internet if you search around. The one I used is the Very Baby pattern (the newborn version is a free download). I've also used the Mama Bird pattern, which I've liked. And Rita's Rump. I've bought one called Fattycakes, which is a side-snapping diaper. The pattern is only $5.00, and it's a download so you get it right away. I haven't tried that one yet, but it's next on my list! There are also some free cover patterns around. Chloe Toes has one. And of course, if you want to buy a pattern, there are plenty for sale out there too!

    Here's a good, comprehensive list:
    http://www.zany-zebra.com/free-cloth-diaper-patterns.shtml

    I'm in Canada as well, and I just ordered my snap press from Wazoodle, which is in Ontario. (www.wazoodle.com). I was very impressed with how quickly they delivered! And they have all kinds of cloth diapering fabric and notions.

    Good luck!

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  11. The diaper is so cute! Great job.

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