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My birthday is coming up and I decided I wanted a sewing machine so I could make Rainey some dipes. So I--- I mean Rainey bought me one. And I have been a diaper making fool- Now keep in mind I have never sewn before- so, they are not perfect- but they fit her like a glove- I have made some for Kaeleb -Laura's (justice2) son. Real cute hot chilli pepper one! Then I made Rainey this one last night. It is the cutest girly pattern all in orange and pink with silver print on it.

I was so excited I wanted to share- I showed a lady at a shop in my town and she wants to sell some for me- I even showed my post lady the ones I made for Kaeleb and she loved them- she said "All mine for flat and I had to bleach them all the time" The things we know now- step away from the bleach!

Thanks for looking!
 

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Did you follow a pattern?
I just took a dipe I had and drew around it- bit I had to make it larger because I like the ruffle look around the butt and legs- So I guess I kinda just made my own pattern.

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Was it easier or harder than you thought it would be?
OMG- It was so easy- I took a terry wash cloth and folded it in 3rds and sewed that as a soaker in the center- then sewed around the outside and then put my elastic in and my velcro- it was very very easy- I also made a soaker out of terry for the center that is removable- like a doubler- and I dont have a serger so I just sewed real close to the edge and it worked great. Sot it has 6 layers of terry cloth and two cotton layers- But they are super trim.

I have a bone condition and DP and I were talking about dipes and how we want to use her dipes for out other children but if they have my bone condition they are so bulky we worry about the hip and upper leg bones not forming right- but I think these are great- they are trim and her knees can touch- lol but they soak well. I want to get some shepra because I just go a CB and it has shepra in it and I am now in LOVE- I didnt have any dipes with Shepra- OMG how soft!

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Be warned though sewing diapers is just as addictive as buying them.
This is true I got my sewing machine on Tuesday and I am on my 5th dipe- And DP just said to me "your 'hobby' is taking you away from programing" We do web design and programing.
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But how fun to see a cute dipe that your made on your babes butt and the best part is I can pick fabric that I love and that I want to see on my baby- like my next print is African and it is hard to find anyone who has African print in stock- kwim?

Thanks! I am glad you think they look good- I am so happy it was so easy! Go thing I learned this on my first baby not my 4th!
 

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Ang, if you have an "overlock" stitch (look in your owners manual) you can do it like a "serge", and if you can adjust the depth and width even better. Also I've found that an overlock foot for my sewing machine makes for a neater faux-serge. What kind of machine do you have? If I can find info on it i can tell you if you can do this better. Also I have a drop in top loading bobbin and can use wooly nylon in my bobbin only ,but every little bit helps although wn doesn't work well with aplix (it gets snagged). Just some options to try out. They sure are adorable diapers and I applaud you and your efforts. I've been sewing dipes for a year now and still can't get enough of it. It's what I do to relax
I love the quick gratification of making a whole project in a short amount of time.
keep up the great work!!
 

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Hey, way to go momma! I have never sewn a diaer. I have never had a desire to sew a diaper. And if I keep saying it, maybe it will remain true! As if I can fit anything else into a day, right? And already there are so many WAHMs who do it so well that I haven't had the opportunity to buy from! :LOL :LOL
 

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QUOTE]What kind of machine do you have?[/QUOTE]

I have a Brother Xl-5340 I the $150 one because I didnt want to go get the $500 and not be able to sew- kwim? So this is like my "starter" machine- although I found a serger that was like $750 and it was SOOO SOOO SOO nice- but first we have no money for that- and second DP would kick me out if I did have the money and I got a serger- lol!

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if you have an "overlock" stitch (look in your owners manual) you can do it like a "serge"
Looking... looking.... looking.... I see something that says overedge stiching but nothing is in english- aghhhh.... I will have to look deeper in the manual- I know there has to be english in here someplace.
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Also I've found that an overlock foot for my sewing machine makes for a neater faux-serge.
OOOHHHHH... I need this-- I wonder if I can get one for my sewing machine- I did one doubler great and the other I swear took me a whole spool. Although I do think it is pretty secure.

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Great job Mama!! And cute baby.

Sewing dipes can be so satisfying.

-BelovedBird
 
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