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Lookee here! *added new diaper pic*

post #1 of 27
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I made a new dipe this morning out of hemp. Yay! I have to say that having a serger would greatly reduce sewing time. I have to turn/topstitch everything, but it's a nice look.

http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAMWzFi1cOWjGNg

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I'm sure this will get moved (have mercy on me!), but I wanted to share it here with my fellow diaperin' mamas.

I decided to make use of my wonderful sewing machine. This was a test dipe using a flannel baby blanket. Didn't want to ruin any of the "good" fabrics on my first try. I can't wait--it turned out so great (getting him to stand still for pics was really difficult! ) it'll be even better in the sherpas and hemp fabrics I have. The wings look a little wonky in the picture, but they are just on him crooked--not crooked IRL.

I don't have a serger or a snap press--it's turned/topstitched and has aplix. But *I* did it!

http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EeAMWzFi1cOWjGFA
post #2 of 27
Great job! I am so envious.
post #3 of 27

Looks great Rachel

I love that soft flannel you used. I use to have some of that stuff for Zeke when he was in diapers.
post #4 of 27
Looks like a great fit! Good job!
post #5 of 27
Wow - that looks awesome! I wish I could sew!
post #6 of 27
That's a great job! I've tried and tried, but I can't sew a diaper to save my life. My girls have lots of my mistakes though for their dolls :LOL
post #7 of 27
Looks great! My first diapers were receiving blankets too, lol.

Isn't it a great feeling? Good job!
post #8 of 27
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awww...thanks gals! My dh was so impressed (well, it doesn't take much really :LOL). It is very trim on him, but I reminded him that it was flannel and that it'll be a bit bulkier when I use hemp and a lot bulkier if I use sherpa. I didn't expect much from my first dipe.

I made a lay-in trifold for it out of matching flannel. It actually held in a couple of pees (I put it on him and let him run around coverless.
post #9 of 27
That looks wonderful! And fits great!

The feeling of making something usable (anything usable) is great!
post #10 of 27
OU, very sweet job Mama!
post #11 of 27
aww that looks great far better then I could ever do
post #12 of 27
AWESOME!!! Hurray for you!!!

What pattern did you use?? Or are you so talented that you made your own pattern, too?? (in which case, I'm sending you an order LOLOL)

Lo
post #13 of 27
Looks great! I like how the wings are. I made a pocket diaper today out of some PUL and fleece I had lying around!
post #14 of 27
Great job! It looks awesome. I can't believe you got such a good fit on your first try
post #15 of 27
Good job!
post #16 of 27
Moving to Sewing and Crafts

Great job, nice looking dipe!
post #17 of 27
Wow! That dipe looks great! I'm really jealous.

J.
post #18 of 27
I'm totally impressed with the fit. My mom just made the baby a couple dipes and is mailing to me soon. I can't wait to see them!
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by lolov
AWESOME!!! Hurray for you!!!

What pattern did you use?? Or are you so talented that you made your own pattern, too?? (in which case, I'm sending you an order LOLOL)

Lo
I started out using this pattern, but I revamped it to suit my needs.

Thanks everyone! I'm really here! :LOL I can't wait to get started making some with hemp--got a pretty large order of it delivered yesterday. It's washed and ready to go.
post #20 of 27
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oh, I should add that I'm going to make my own pattern after I get the hang of a few diapers. I really prefer sidesnap (or in my case, side aplix--till I get a snap setter or press--I prefer resin snaps, so I'd really rather have a press but I have to make sure I'm serious about sewing dipes first! :LOL)
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