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I make diapers for both my kids , totally out of recycled fabrics...tshirts, blankets, etc Money is getting tight around here, and i was wondering, do you think i could make these to sell? i know everyone sells diapers, but do you think there would be any appeal for these since you can buy so many gorgeous dipes? i could sell them pretty cheap since they cost me so little to make....has anyone done this with any success? where would i start selling them? I am not trying to go all out with this, maybe sell a few dozen a month. I REALLY need some extra cash right now.<br><br>
here is an example of a fitted made from an old housecoat, and recieving blankets. the soaker is washcloths, and cut up flannel.<br><br><a href="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/alexysmommy/Picture011-1.jpg" target="_blank">http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cture011-1.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a238/alexysmommy/Picture013-1.jpg" target="_blank">http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a2...cture013-1.jpg</a>
 

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I sold some that I made out of old flannel sheets (yours look good!) on diaperswappers. But that was over a year ago, don't know how the market is. I for sure would NOT try ebay, they'd eat you up in ebay fees.
 

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I've had this idea in my head for awhile. Now I know I'll have competition! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><a href="http://pic1.picturetrail.com/VOL1148/4291965/15516412/240942984.jpg" target="_blank">Here is the diaper I made out of old tshirts.</a><br><br>
If I ever find the time to make more, I think I could probably sell them for like $5/piece.
 

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I am making baby clothes (rompers, dresses, etc) from old tshirts and other adult clothes, and they are starting to sell pretty well. I have thought about doing diapers as well. I think it is a really good idea, because the idea of reusing resourses should appeal to many of the same people who choose cloth diapers already.
 

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Your diapers look really good! I think you could sell them right here on the Trading Post. A lot of people are in need of an affordable diaper.
 

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where do you sell at if you dont mind me asking?<br><br>
well my "dh" just moved out yesterday, and i am now a single mom with no money and no job, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: so i guess i need to start trying to make this work somehow and see what happens. thanks ladies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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nolimom, your dipe looks awesome! thats ok, competition isnt a problem for me since i cant even figure out where to start selling these <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I am a vendor at a local year round craft fair with a very crunchy cutomer base. Do you have any local craft events with reasonably priced booth rentals? This is a low cost way of getting started and testing the local market. I am hoping to get a web site up some day, but I am a little hesitant about the reception - if people will be unsure at first regarding the quality of the materials I use. Will see...<br><br>
I get tshirts for 25c (at good yard sales) to $3 (at the hippest thrift stores), and except for a few snaps and some thread and elastic, that is my entire expense for materials. This is a business that one could put together a respectable inventory for $100 or less. Booth rental and business cards and other miscellaneous expenses will add a bit, but really I don't know many cheaper ideas to get started with.<br><br>
I'd be happy to answer any other questions, and recommend books and magazines on the craft market. I have been doing this for years with various products. I wish you the best - let us know what you end up doing!
 

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I absolutely think there would be a market for them.<br>
I personally think you would want to switch to new inner soaker fabric because absorbancy is a key! here is a great coop <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cloth_diaper_supplies/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cloth_diaper_supplies/</a><br>
The outer though is really fun to use recycled fabrics like t shirts and dis assembled clothing. I have been at it with <a href="http://www.batikbum.com" target="_blank">http://www.batikbum.com</a> for 3 +years now. I am always thrift store shopping. I think using concert t shirts has become my signature but there are also lots of moms shopping for unique vintage diapers too! Wool soakers are also super fun to make and in the summer you can stock up on wool/cashmere and make diaper covers/pants for winter. this is 100% reclaimed <a href="http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/motherculture/DSCN2830.jpg" target="_blank">http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...e/DSCN2830.jpg</a><br><br>
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I just really read your post and not see that you already have a Hyena cart. You should just make up a six pack and see how it goes. I will say though it really is no different than buying a used diaper and we all know there is a big market for that.
 

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We're opening a bricks and mortar shop soon (June 1!!) selling baby carriers, dipes, natural and organic clothes and natural toys.<br><br>
I'd love to talk to you about carrying you diaper covers made from recycled clothes!<br><br>
I will PM you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
--k
 
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