How to Sew Cloth Diapers with Babyville Boutique

How to Sew Cloth Diapers

  Have you ever considered sewing your own cloth diapers?  About a year ago I heard about a new company, Babyville Boutique, that sold cloth diapering supplies at craft stores.  I looked a few times at our local Jo-Ann's craft store but never found them.  I only make it to the craft store a few times a year so I quickly forgot about Babyville.  A few months ago I finally stumbled upon an entire aisle of PUL, snaps, hook & loop, fold over elastic (FOE), appliques, and instruction books on how to make cloth diapers, covers, and accessories. I finally decided to pull out the sewing machine again this past week and try my hand at some diaper sewing.  Thankfully, Babyville Boutique has some great instructional (and inspirational) books complete with patterns and lots of pictures.  I've thumbed through the books several times trying to decide which project I should start with.  Being that my supplies were limited I decided to make a simple FOE diaper cover with hook & ... [ Read More ]

30 Reasons to Love Cloth Diapers – Diaper Covers, Pre-folds, Flats, and Snappis!

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Day 17: Diaper Covers, Pre-folds, Flats, and More - back to basics cloth diapering! I normally write about one-sized and pocket cloth diapers because the majority of my stash is made up of these systems.  Since that is what I use most frequently I often forget about the other systems.  I'm surprised to see that a number of families I talk with on Twitter use (and swear by) old fashioned pre-fold diapers.  Yes, many parents still use the simple diapering systems that our parents and grandparents used on us over the new modern systems.  Families prefer pre-folds and flats for their economical benefits, ease of use, and absorbency.  Many parents will travel with pre-folds and flats since they are easier to hand wash when laundry services are unavailable. What is a pre-fold diaper? Many people are familiar with pre-folds because they use them as burp cloths or to dust around the house.  Or am I the only one who was raised using pre-folds around that my mom reused after we grew out of ... [ Read More ]