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#1 of 28 Old 01-05-2006, 02:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I made my own diaper making tutorial today!

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...8AbtXDRm2cOGGv

I couldn't find the link I was looking for so I just made my own

So, it's not that good and I'm sure there's nothing to learn from it for ya'll, but I had fun making it and thought I'd share!
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Cute dipe! I am sure your tutorial will be a god send to many women.

Way to go!
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Thank you for posting that! It is awsome!

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Thanks! Shalena, I think I met you at our first Eastside moms get together a little while back
Hi!
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That is an adorable dipe, and really good photos. I think it is pretty clear too. New sewers are going to love that.
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I've been thinking about starting to CD, I would love to make my own. Your pictures were great, simple and clear instructions, just might push me over the edge to get started. Now I just need to pull out my sewing machine...
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Great tutorial, and cute diaper!!!
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Oh my gosh! I think I can do it now!!! You are awesome!!!

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Wow, that's a really good totorial. I've been having some trouble with putting on elastic and your directions were so clear. I think I will try your way with my next set of diapers. Thanks!
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Great tutorial, pm moonbucket and ask her to make it a sticky, that will be really helpful to a lot of people, incucing me and I"ve been sewing them a couple months.
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bumb bump again... sticky?
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Geez, you guys are sweet!

This is really similar to one I found online a while back, but now I can't remember where. It helped me TONS and made me finally brave enough to tackle dipes I'm a picture kinda gal I guess!


If a beginner sewer like me can make this dipe in 30 minutes with a teething 6 month old, anybody can!
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If a beginner sewer like me can make this dipe in 30 minutes with a teething 6 month old, anybody can!
I just made a fleece cover tonight with an 18 month old in my lap who was way past ready for bed (ie, FUSSY) and was wanting to play with all the knobs and switches on my sewing machine. He's good at hitting the reverse switch. : But I just *had* to get it done because I needed to wash his wool cover, his big PUL cover is a bit tight on his legs for nighttime use and it was dirty anyway (waiting to be washed after the washer was fixed).

Thankfully, DS found the big wad of Lastin (the replacement for the Lastin that disappeared a month or so ago), and that kept him busy while I finished the rest of the cover. Phew! He's wearing it now.

Sewing with children is difficult!!!

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That's is awesome. I've been wanting to try making diapers and after seeing your pics, I am not so intimadated. Thanks!

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So awesome!!! Patsgrace, you ROCK!! I have been helping a friend, who is just learning to sew and on an extremely tight budget, switch over to cloth diapering. This will help her soooo much! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

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Yeah, these types of dipes are seriously cheap!

I use flannel from thrift store sheets for around $3 (which makes about 8 dipes)
And T-shirts that are around $.99 (which make 1 or 2 dipes)
And old towels that are maybe $.99 (which make soakers for maybe 10 dipes)
Plus some $.49 a yard 3/8 inch swimwear elastic
And a snappi from granitesmith on ebay for $1.35 (the cheapest I've found! And good for countless dipes)

You do the math! I'm too tired, but that's darn cheap.

They aren't the coolest, but they sure work. You guys are making me feel like a hero. Shucks.
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http://www.livejournal.com/talkread....&itemid=198548

As you can see, my idea is totally plageurized so you can give this lady all the credit!
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Thanks! Shalena, I think I met you at our first Eastside moms get together a little while back
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Hi!

If I had known you were a diaper sewer then we would have had alot to talk about!

That same livejournal link gave me my first sewing inspirations too.
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I brought some of my dipes to show off at that thing...
but then I got too shy!
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You have inspired me! I think I really have to give this one a try. Wonder what Daddy's gonna say when he sees me making diaps out of my old t's! I hope "Nugget" is a U2 fan!

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Cute dipe! I am sure your tutorial will be a god send to many women.

Way to go!

: ME!
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I had a question - could I just do exactly what you did but put an extra layer of PUL on the outside to make an AIO? Is it going to work? Is that how AIO are made anyway?
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I really don't know!!! There is alot to learn about diaper making that I haven't even started to get into yet
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Great tutorial. I like the way everything is shown in pics. It gives me ideas and clearifies techniques to me that were otherwise not too clear in my head. I am new to diapersewing and need all the help I can get. Thanks! I bookmarked your site for future reference

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I had a question - could I just do exactly what you did but put an extra layer of PUL on the outside to make an AIO? Is it going to work? Is that how AIO are made anyway?
Yep. I highly recommend two sites for learning how to sew various types of diapers:

Diaper Sewing
Sew Diapers (VB extra instructions)

Those two sites taught me most of what I know. The rest I got here.

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awesome job

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Its a GIRL! Alyssa Ann 6/29/10 7lbs 5 oz
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GREAT POST!!!!!!!!!! i have much more confidence in myself now!
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Thank you! I read both instructions and honestly, I like yours better! I just need the gist of things, lol. I have the Very Baby pattern and your sew along just made it a lot clearer to me. I may tackle that today

Oh, and now I'm wondering where my old U2 concert t-shirt that's falling apart is...
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