Saturday, August 27, 2011

Does my bum look cute in this?

In amongst my weeks of not doing much sewing, I did manage to make a 'modern cloth nappy'.  I've had the fabric for ages (since before she was born) but only recently got around to sewing.  I'm a little ashamed to admit that we've been using disposables for most of her life, especially after spending several hundred dollars on 'cloth nappy systems'....but we're less than halfway through her nappy wearing life so if I can start changing over now, it will still make a difference to the world.  And hopefully by next baby I'll be all organised and not have to use disposables at all (well at least not much).

I used the Wee Weka pattern with gussets, which you can find here.  The fabric packs that I had bought weren't designed for gussets, so I didn't have enough elastic to go across the front, but it works for now, and I'm still experimenting.  I didn't make the pocket at the back, I just closed the whole thing up as if I was making a nappy cover.  Some of the nappies I've bought previously are an "all-in-two" system from The Green Nappy Co, which is like a pocket, but without the pocket.  You just lay the insert into the nappy instead of stuffing it into a pocket, so this is what I am doing with these.

So far it's been worn once and washed, but I need to make more (and more inserts) so they can become more full time.


  1. Well I don't know if I would have survived without disposables - especially with two in diapers. Your little one is just adorable!!!

  2. Lovely work Karen, very practical sewing project!!!! She's a sweetie!!!

  3. Just found you via Allie's blog and popped over to visit..
    Don't feel too bad about not using your cloth nappies until now. You will make bigger savings from now on.. A hint is to wash the cloth nappies many times before using as they become more absorbent that way.. Have made some for my daughter, don't know if she will use them or not!!



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