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Hi, I've been lurking here for a while, but I have questions, so I thought I would intro myself and "come out of the CD'ing closet."<br><br>
I'm Emily, WOHM to Lindsey, 6/13/2002 and wife to Jon, 6/20/1998. We have CD'ed since sometime in the late spring. We started for enviormental (tired of throwing away disposable diapers and wipes and Diaper Genie refils) and health (did not want dd exposed to any more chemicals). I was starting to think of my Diaper Genie as a slot machine that was never going to pay out (well, I guess it wasn't <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> ). I had to convince DH, but now we are both totally hooked. He stays home with DD two days a week, and pefers CPF's with a snappi.<br><br>
I am a complete addict. I need the 12-step program if anyone ever did, lol <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ! Since I have this beautiful little girl, I cannot stop drooling over and buying cute diapers, covers, and wipes (my current obsession since we are doing okay on dipes right now).<br><br>
But, I'm on a quest for cute covers right now too, and not having a whole lot of luck. So, since I just bought a sewing machine and am on a sewing kick right now, I was thinking of making some of my own. I was wondering if it was difficult to make covers, or if it was something a somewhat inexperienced sewer could accomplish. I know there are a lot of WAHM's on this board--feel free to SPAM me with PM's regarding this--and I would love to get comments from a non-WAHM too.
 

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There are a few patterns out there for you to make your own covers.. I lost my old pc that had all the links but, I am sure someone will post that info here..<br><br>
I do think Jessica of <a href="http://www.onestopdiapershop.com" target="_blank">www.onestopdiapershop.com</a> had some links to make your own covers.<br><br>
If you can knit I would recommend <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">www.littleturtleknits.com</a><br>
she has awesome knit patterns for soakers..<br><br>
Sorry not much help...<br><br>
Liz
 

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sorry duplicate post
 

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Covers are really easy to make (and can be so darn cute!) I made some for DS using woven cotton outer, PUL inner and bound with FOE. I made my own pattern but I have also used the diaper covers deluxe pattern (side snap version) but instead of putting on the elastic and then the binding I just use fold over elastic to do both steps at once.<br><br>
HTH<br><br>
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here is a ton of links...<br><br><br><a href="http://diapershop.com/freelinks.htm" target="_blank">http://diapershop.com/freelinks.htm</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
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I'm not a wahm, just a mom that can't afford wahms very often but want what they make lol. I think covers are very simple to make whether you turn and topstitch, bind with foe or faux-serge (or really serge). I made up my own pattern and depending on the fabric I use will depend on the style of sewing. I prefer wool, which is very easy. If 1 layer ( thicker wool once felted) I'll bind with FOE, which imo is the fastest/easiest way to make a cover. If a 2 layer I'll sew in my elastic then faux/or now that I have a serger- serge the layers together. I have noticed that aplix and foe dont' get along well, and the same goes with aplix and wooly nylon ( I am able to use wooly nylon with my drop in bobbin). Here is a support list for sewing diapers <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewyourowndiapers/?yguid=102913504" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewyou...guid=102913504</a> that has helped me this past year. BTW, I've been practicing with my serger by making wipes and I'll tell ya <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I have some pretty wipes now LOL. Happy sewing (and watch out for THAT addiction as well).
 

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Hi-<br><br>
I also started coming to MDC because I wanted to make my own covers. I joked that I did more research on making covers than I did on my dissertation <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Here is another link I found helpful: (look for the covers on the page)<br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/mytafadhali/DiaperSewingTutorials.htm" target="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/mytafadhali...gTutorials.htm</a><br><br>
I didn't buy a pattern but traced a cover that I really liked. I found some nifty polar fleece pre-made bias tape at the fabric store and bought some PUL online. First I sewed on velcro (again bought at the fabric store). Then I sewed elastic to the legs and back and then put the bias tape on.<br><br>
I had never sewn elastic onto fabric or used bias tape (so I would be considered quite the novice). The whole project took about 2 hours and that included re-doing the bias tape (I didn't know what I was doing with that).<br><br>
I have since ordered some FOE and will try that.<br><br>
Feel free to PM but I am most certainly no expert on the matter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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HI!!!<br>
Just wanted to say Welcome to MDC and the world of cloth diapering!!!!<br><br>
And to add, that I am originally from Glenview, IL..............<br><br>
I don't know how to sew, so I am no help there, sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I guess I'm the odd gal out; I didn't have good luck making my own covers. I used PUL and tried both nylon tricot and FOE binding. I used my own pattern and also the Honeyboy. While the covers were easy enough to make, I never seemed to get a fit I really like and I had binding issues. While the nylon tricot worked well as a binding, it was hard to use and looked sort of goofy when done. The FOE wicked like crazy (I had a very heavy wetter, though). I figured with what I was spending on supplies and my time involved, it would be better for me to buy my covers in gently used excellent condition and re-sell them when I was finished.<br><br>
But that's just me and my .02; maybe you'll have better luck.<br><br>
Jenny<br>
SAHM to Noah (4), Joshua (2) and c-section 10/16/03 Sarah
 

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Welcome Emily! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"><br><br><br>
I'm no help in the sewing department...sorry!
 
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