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Just wanted to share how stoked I am.<br><br>
I realized we have a ton of old full-sized flannel sheets (but no full-sized beds in the house anymore) and they could potentially be sewn into fitted or contoured dipes. But I didn't have any elastic in the house, so went to JoAnns to get some.<br><br>
... and came back not only with those two things, but enough PUL and fabric to make ~4 newborn and ~4 small-medium covers in addition to probably about a dozen or so fitteds/contours! I'm so excited to give it a try! All for $30, which is pretty damn good considering the cost of covers.<br><br>
I'm wondering if I should try my hand at a couple all-in-ones, or if I should just stick to covers and fitteds/contours as a beginner.<br><br>
EEEEEeeeee! I'll post pics if I get to work on these this weekend!<br><br>
Anyone else making their own dipes to add to their stash?
 

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I wish I was coordinated enough to sew my own dipes! Sadly I have no idea how to sew and I don't own a machine <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Definitely share pics as you go!!
 

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Oh my gosh, that's exciting!!! I made TONS of dipes for DS. I used my own stash of old flannel sheets to make prefolds and I've experimented with every material imaginable to make inserts for gdiapers and pockets. I'm a pretty experienced sewer but something about working with elastic scares me so I've never tackled AIOs or fitteds. I can't wait to see how yours turn out.<br><br>
Oh my look at the time! Time for me to go to my "big" ultrasound!<br><br>
I love talking about cds and especially homemade ones so I'll be following your progress for sure. You're going to inspire me to start sewing again too, I just know it!
 

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Yay! Sounds like you have some great plans! I was just looking into sewing my own, please keep us updated I would love any tips you could give!
 

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AI2's are super easy to make just add a hiden layer of PUL in there. I wish my JoAnns had PUL I have to order it off line.
 

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I'm sewing fitted NB diapers (I prefer fitted w/ covers to AIOs or pocket dipes). I've completed 4 so far and have fabric cut out for several more, just haven't actually sewn them. Many of DS's diapers are ones I've sewn as well. If you want to start with something extremely simple, look up Rita's pattern. It's free. You can also join the <a href="http://diaperdivas.proboards.com/" target="_blank">Diaper Sewing Divas</a> forum. Many of the ladies there are worlds beyond my sewing skills but I've picked up a lot of tricks and tips to make diaper sewing easier.
 

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Thanks so much for the info, and for the excitement, ladies! Maybe we should have a thread to share our DIY "prepare for baby" projects or something. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><b>Eresh</b> - thanks to you especially for pointing me towards the Diaper Sewing Divas forum! I spend entirely too much time there this weekend, but I love the forum (especially the showroom). Damn, those women can sew up a storm! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So, I spent quite a few hours this weekend <a href="http://onebabytwomoms.blogspot.com/2010/05/diaper-crafting-maddness.html" target="_blank">figuring out how to make cloth diaper covers!</a> A learning experience, and I don't think I did half bad for a first attempt! I can't wait to do more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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They look great Lyndzies!
 

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Wow those look AMAZING!!! Totally professional and leagues ahead of any of my attempts!
 

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Those are SO cute!! Man, I really need to get a machine and learn how to sew...
 
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