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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Diapers in the works

Hey, guys! I just wanted to post a few pictures of the new diapers I'm currently sewing.  I don't know why I'm taking so long getting them done--except maybe it's because I'm a mom and also a teacher--but the hard part is finished and I just need to sew them up and add snaps now.  Here they are:

 The top ones are size medium, and the three below are size small.  I'm adding more boy colors, thanks to a few requests on etsy--though I realize that I need to add some large diapers as well--those are harder because T shirts aren't always large enough to accommodate that size, but it doesn't mean I can't do it. 

I've had some people say that my diapers don't last long for their heavy wetters and some people say they're extremely absorbent.  There are two reasons for that:
1) each baby is different
2) each diaper is different.

Because I'm committed to using only recycled materials (minus snaps and elastics), sometimes one diaper is more absorbent than another because the Tshirt I used is simply more absorbent.  I have lots of these diapers and I've learned which of mine are very absorbent and which feel wet on the outside of the diaper more quickly.  I prefer both at different times.

Also, using recycled materials which I get either for free or close to nothing makes it possible for me to offer these diapers for sale at prices lower than most cloth diapers. 

But I'm trying to make them more absorbent while keeping them fully upcycled by adding one layer of blue jeans into each one because I have lots of blue jeans in my used T shirt stash and I've discovered that, though they're stiff, they're also absorbent.  So, I experimented with Bunny first, and now I'm ready to offer some fitteds for sale with what I'll call, "Blue Jeans Boosters" --ha ha!

I'm going to just sew them up as is, but if you have your eye one one and want some applique or something fancy added, message me here or on my Etsy or on my facebook page and let me know so I can make you a special listing.

1 comment:

Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

I think it's awesome that you only use upcycled materials. I hope your Etsy shop is a great success.