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I've already started sewing some newborn fitted diapers. I'm hopefully to get 24 of them done before this little one shows up. I hope to possibly sew covers as well. I also knit so I could potentially knit soakers although knitting is more time consuming than sewing.<br><br>
Anyone interested in a show off/keep yourself on track thread?
 

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We CDed last time so we have a stash already, but I'm sewing training pants for the big-sister-to-be because I REFUSE to have two in diapers. So far I have 5 finished and 5 more to go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> But my progress has slowed and I may not pick it up again till the second trimester.<br><br>
If I have the $$ and the energy, I might try to make some nice stay-dry doublers after those are done. But, really, I'm pregnant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I don't need to go crazy with projects. (IMO the worst part is cutting out all those pieces... I just use scissors, so I spread out on the floor and that is NOT sounding like it will be fun in another 6 months...)
 

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I am definitely going to be sewing diapers and knitting soakers. I have a stash up in the attic so I have no clue what I really "need" IMO you can never have enough <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I did get two soakers knitted too. I do need more of these.
 

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I wish I could sew better! I want to try cloth this time, and would love to be able to make them myself!
 

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We have an excellent baby diaper service here in Seattle. With both of my kids I did it for the first 6 weeks and it was a god send! I think I will do that again. It costs about as much as disposables.
 

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I've seen some cute soaker patterns on ravelry. I don't enjoy sewing so I can't say I'll be making any, but I plan to get a few soakers knitted.
 

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for easy to sew diapers I think contours are the way to go. You can still snappi them and there is no elastic (you can if you want to) and no snaps of touch tape. I use microfiber towels from sams club they are I think $10 for 24 of them and then fleece. I like to use a cute patten on the outside and old sheets on the inside.<br><br>
I really like this pattern <a href="http://littlecomettails.kingstondesign.com/tightywhiteyhipsters.pdf" target="_blank">fitted diaper</a> (good pattern, side closure)<br><br>
This pattern is really really easy and I really like it. <a href="http://littlecomettails.kingstondesign.com/lct_notsoflatwrap.pdf" target="_blank">http://littlecomettails.kingstondesi...soflatwrap.pdf</a><br><br>
photo instructions<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/flutteringby/sets/72157603796502261/" target="_blank">http://www.flickr.com/photos/flutter...7603796502261/</a><br><br>
With this one I did something different with the snaps though. I put 2 layers of them.<br><br>
Take a look and tell me what you think!!!<br><br>
Big Momma
 

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laurac5 - For my first, I planned to use infant prefolds and KL0s. I read about mamas getting some preemie prefolds for newborns but figured I'd have a hefty baby since I was on the hefty side myself. But my guy was a peanut at 7 lb 2 oz and the infant prefolds were giant on him and the KL0s also seemed to dwarf him despite their great reputation.<br>
I'm also considering some training pants for my son because I'm not a fan of the thought of two in dipes either!<br><br>
cmnewbs - So far I've used the Darling Diapers free newborn pattern: <a href="http://www.darlingdiapers.com/Darling%20Diapers%20Free%20Newborn%20Fitted%20Pattern2009.pdf" target="_blank">link</a>. I've also used a pattern called the Quick Snap Flap Wrap which is intended to be a contour diaper with no elastic but I added some in. I think you might need to be a member of Diaper Sewing Divas forum to access it because my Google-fu is coming up with nada right now. But it's a neat pattern using just two layers that fold into three giving you six layers for absorbancy but with quick dry-ability.<br><br>
I'm planning to use at least one or two more patterns (6-8 of each) so I have a variety of fits. A "don't put all your eggs in one basket" method of sewing a newbie diaper stash. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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