Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cloth Diapers from Old T-Shirtrs

Hello Everyone,
Late last year I had been trying to get back to my sewing and just couldn't seem to get motivated. I had spent the entire first part of the year EXTREMELY pregnant and very sick. So it was only natural for me to want to get out of that sicky-pooey funk and get back to what I loved doing. Then there it was... little cloth baby diapers, a perfect project for me to start on.
(Please be sure to scroll below for sites on how to make your own cloth diapers!)
( above: teal diaper front)

( above: teal side of diaper)
( below: teal backside of diaper)

My lil guy wasn't even born yet but I was feeling better and they served a great purpose... motivation and once my lil Brahm was to be born they would come in very useful. They turned out really well and super cute!

( above: light green side of diaper)
( below: light green backside of diaper)

The particular diapers shown are made from our Old Navy tees that we could no longer wear because of being too small or stained, etc. So not only were they useful to us but they were a great recycling project. Recycles old clothing, saves me money and helps the Earth be rid of not one but TWO items... old clothing and yucky diapers... for me, that's equal to.... AWESOME!!

Here are a few links to a couple sites that I went to to find how to create these diapers.
Dianna's Journal has a great tutorial on how to put your diapers together.
Fern and Faerie has another really great tutorial. "Fast 'n Friendly Fitteds" They have a great set of sizing guides. Then once you have your sizes, etc. You can round the edges and make diapers that have a softer look to them.
I also have a site that I found some other great list of sites for cloth diapers.
Zany Zebra Designs
I hope you get a chance to check them out!!