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I did it! I made my first diaper using the free Mamabird pattern, two old tshirts from my husband and a Gerber flatfold for a stuffer. I made a pocket fitted so slight adjustments from the AIO pocket pattern, but it turned out great. This is only my second sewing project ever (I made some pantyliners last week when I got my new sewing machine), so it was great to learn about how to use a pattern, elastic, velcro, etc. My son is napping now, so I can't wait until he wakes to try it out on him!<br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/tinkerpuppet/Sewing/MamabirdDiaper1.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...irdDiaper1.jpg</a><br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/tinkerpuppet/Sewing/MamabirdDiaper1a.jpg" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...rdDiaper1a.jpg</a>
 

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I'm not a diaper maker, but that looks great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/clap.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="clap">
 

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Congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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So cute! I just started sewing diapers myself.<br>
Great job.
 

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Well the diaper looks pretty good, but the rise is quite low. But I think that's something I can adjust on the next diaper. Also the cheapo flatfold stuffer really wasn't all that absorbent. But that's also something that is easily changed. I will definatly try this pattern again!<br><br>
Kylatay, I just used old 100% cotton tshirts. There are four layers and then a six layer stuffer inside. Definatly need cover with this diaper! Btw, what does NAK stand for? I've seen that used a few times in here, and I can't figure it out. Thanks!
 

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I love it! I made my niece a diaper out of old t=shirts and my sister said it was the most absorbent thing ever.<br><br>
Be careful though, making diapers can be addicting.
 

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Awesome! It looks great!
 

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Very nice!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Fabulous diaper. PP is right. You just started on a very addictive path my friend<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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It looks great. What size did you make? I just made my ds (18lb17 month old) the size big and the rise is actually a bit long on him. He just grew out of the size little - but they fit him for a long time. He is such a tiny short baby. lol
 

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I made the large size for my 22mth, 26lb boy. But he's always been really tall for his age, so maybe that's part of the problem. And its very possible that I screwed up with tracing or cutting or something. For the next one I'm just going to add a little to the pattern and that should help!
 

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looks great, but where did you get the free mama bird pattern at?
 

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Wow, that is your FIRST diaper??? And your second sewing project. OK, you are one talented person. It looks absolutely great. You should have seen my first diapers, they were horrible compared to yours! Welcome to the addiction!!!
 

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Thanks for the compliments, I'm really happy with how it turned out. The Mamabird pattern can be found <a href="http://www.geocities.com/rew4birth/Diapers.html" target="_blank">here</a> I will be trying this one again, just tweaking it a bit to fit my son better.
 
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