Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Has Anyone Made Cloth Diapers?

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    west allis, wisconsin
    Posts
    431
    i have made literally hundreds of diapers. for the newborn size i used a disposable as the pattern. you can either use velcro or similar closures, or diaper pins. joanns or hancock sell diaper pins. for the fabric, i have used flannel - which i love because there is such an adorable variety. basically you can use any fabric. if you use a poly blend for the inner fabric (closest to the skin) the baby will stay drier and goes right through to the soaker pad. google "pocket diapers" because on those you dry the soaker pad separately. i have made them with COTTON batting with flannel on the outside, or you can use those micro fiber wash cloths. walgreens sells them inexpensively, then just triple fold them for the soaker. if you google homemade cloth diapers, there is loads out there. my favorite is the "rita rump pocket". very easy to make. there is also a fabric called PUL which you can make the diaper covers with. hancock sells white only but it is a thicker mil. joanns sells a variety of pretty colors, but it is not as good. by the way, look up PUL on the web too. companys sell the thicker stuff in colors. have fun, especially fun to make holiday diapers!

  2. #12
    Super Member TacoMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    3,075
    Blog Entries
    1
    Good websites!

  3. #13
    Super Member Ps 150's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    1,291
    Quote Originally Posted by happyscrappy
    i have made literally hundreds of diapers. for the newborn size i used a disposable as the pattern. you can either use velcro or similar closures, or diaper pins. joanns or hancock sell diaper pins. for the fabric, i have used flannel - which i love because there is such an adorable variety. basically you can use any fabric. if you use a poly blend for the inner fabric (closest to the skin) the baby will stay drier and goes right through to the soaker pad. google "pocket diapers" because on those you dry the soaker pad separately. i have made them with COTTON batting with flannel on the outside, or you can use those micro fiber wash cloths. walgreens sells them inexpensively, then just triple fold them for the soaker. if you google homemade cloth diapers, there is loads out there. my favorite is the "rita rump pocket". very easy to make. there is also a fabric called PUL which you can make the diaper covers with. hancock sells white only but it is a thicker mil. joanns sells a variety of pretty colors, but it is not as good. by the way, look up PUL on the web too. companys sell the thicker stuff in colors. have fun, especially fun to make holiday diapers!
    I could not find PUL through Joann's. But, they did have iron on vinyl that you iron onto fabric. Do you think that would work?

  4. #14
    Junior Member Launie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Posts
    136
    No I would not do the iron on vinyl. Very stiff. I believe Sewbaby.com carries PUL. Also, you can make great diaper covers out of polar fleece. Not the cheap Jo-Anns variety, but the thick quality stuff- say Polartec 300. Which they also carry at sewbaby. Look for "waterproof" fabrics at sewbaby...

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Long Island, New York
    Posts
    995
    I made diapers many, many years ago. I had a pattern from McCall's . I bought cloth diapers, sewed velcro to them where the pattern said to. At the time you also needed the plastic panties that went over the diaper. I stopped using them because we had a hurricane and lost our electricity for eight days and I could not wash the diapers. I bought disposables real fast.

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    west allis, wisconsin
    Posts
    431
    no, that is not at all the same thing. the joanns store does sell it. it is polyurethene laminate (not sure if that is spelled correctly). but is is sold as PUL.

  7. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    533
    Look up info about a fabric called polyurethane laminate. This comes in prints as well as white.

  8. #18
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,478
    When I had my kids there was no such things asPampers, you used cloth diapers or else.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.