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Now that I have some really cute WAHM AIOs, I am just dying to make my own diapers, because fabrics that I really really like are just not out there... or are really rare.<br><br>
I know a lot of people make diapers. I really want to make them mostly for myself and also to sell online.<br><br>
I need a serger.. I don't have one. And a snap setter.<br><br>
How do you find the things you need? Do you buy the fabrics online? How do you size your diapers? I would know if the diapers I'd be making fit my guy as a size large, but I wouldn't know how to fit a newborn or make sure I have the proportions right.<br><br>
Anyway, I just want to start a dialogue about this kind of thing here.. feel free to babble away.
 

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I buy fabrics online, and most everything else. I cant find wooly nylon for my serger locally or many things. Often the prices I can get online or just as good or better than buying localy in B&M stores. For everythign else I cannot find or want a good price on I get through a coop. If you have a tax ID and all that often you can buy wholesale, too.<br><br>
There's a number of sites that sell snaps and snap presses, I prefer The Snap Store and their snaps. /rant on I bought a MIS press and die set and their brand of resin snaps and the snaps arent working well with their own die! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"> So I am now using TSS snaps with MIS's die set and its working way better for me. I should have goen with TSS int he first place, better prices, selection and product. /rant off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Sizing, well thats sort of tricky. I dont think everyone does it the same way. You can use diapers you have to get a general idea on the measurements or you can ask mamas to give you measurements and try and create a diaper around those. Then have them 'test' the fit. You can make one-size, 2 size, 3 size, 5 sizes of diapers! So many ways to do it, so have fun experimenting and maybe you'll come up with somethihg unique and revolutionary to the CDing World LOL<br><br>
Good luck! Theres no one way to do it.
 

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Hi, just wanted to mention that you might want to check out the Sewing and Crafts board...there are lots of home-diaper-sewing mamas on the board, and there are frequently posts about sewing diapers.<br><br>
As for sizing, if you're going to make diapers for your own use, you can always use a pattern...I like the Honeyboy home pattern myself. Or trace a diaper you already have that fits your ds well! Of course this doesn't work if you're also thinking about making some to sell..<br><br>
I have had good luck getting fabrics through co-ops, mostly in yahoo groups. Just do a search for "diaper fabric" and you'll turn up a lot. If you'd like more specific info, feel free to pm me.
 
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