Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Hello! My partner is due with our first baby in January, and we have decided to get a head start on sewing some diapers. We have made one, and now are collecting supplies (waiting on an order of PUL) to make lots more!
Since this is all brand new to me, I have a couple of questions, and thought I'd run them by you diaper-sewing pros!
1. We plan on making some fitteds with covers and some AIOs. Most of the patterns and info I've seen on the internet show the covers and AIOs with fold-over-elastic binding, or some sort of binding. Is this necessary, or can I just sew them together inside out and then turn them and topstitch with polyester thread? Binding feels like extra work, but if it is necessary to prevent leaking, then I guess it is worth it!
2. Do patterns that say they are for newborns really fit newborns? I suppose it depends on the patterns, but most seem to be for 8 lbs +, and I know lots of newborns are smaller than that. It is hard to be making these diapers when we're not mommies yet, so have no idea what size our baby is going to be! But we're trying a couple of different styles, and hopefully something (if not everything we make!) will work!
I had a list of questions, but now I can't find it and those are the only ones I can remember! I'm sure I'll be back with more questions when I think of them, and when I start doing more sewing. If anyone has general advice to offer a newbie, I'd welcome it. I have enjoyed reading through previous posts and look forward to learning more!. Thanks!
partner to KEB, edd 1/1/2004