So, as many of you know, I've been working on making lots of fitted diapers from old, un-wanted T-shirts. I've been begging bags of clothing destined for the Goodwill, and due to my lack of a craft room, my kitchen is now stacked with many boxes of these old clothes.
I've discovered that it's not just old T-shirts that will do the trick. There are many fabrics that beg me to turn them into cute, and absorbent diapers.
And my favorite... velour!!!
My father-in-law let me peruse his storage shed and take tons of clothing away, and among the boxes of clothing pilfered were a couple of velour pants and even sweat shirts! If you have a big enough section of this fabric, it makes a great inner lining for your diaper body. But even if you don't have enough of this wonderful fabric it to be softly brushing your baby's skin, you can still use it in the soaker pad--which won't be seen, but will absorb fabulously with a bit of velour!
As many of you DON'T know, my goal has been to start my own Etsy shop. I've been wanting to do this for months now, but I can't seem to amass a big enough collection of diapers because I keep giving them away--which I don't regret. Giving seems to be one of my love languages.
Another reason I haven't started an Etsy shop yet is that I'm still working on perfecting different sizes of the patterns I created. I have a great size small that works wonderfully, but since Bunny still fits into that size it's hard to know how to make a Medium yet. But I think I've achieved it. I had to make a couple of diapers to get the cut just right, and the following diaper was my last attempt--and it proved successful.
I also have a large pattern drafted, but I'm going to have to get a baby to try it to see if it will work. I'm going to ask my friend's sister who's equally as involved in cloth diapering as I am, and has a daughter just about big enough to try a Large. Yay!
But I digress.
Here's my first, successful MEDIUM T-shirt fitted made not only of T-shirts, but a velour sweatshirt! It's my favorite diaper yet!!!
And if you want to make one of these diapers for yourself, check out my T-shirt Fitted with Laundry Flaps Tutorial. It's not that difficult and I don't mind giving away my secrets!