Today, I sewed up 6 diapers using the mama bird pattern. They sew up so fast, especially when you have a serger. I have made a number of these diapers. I first discovered this pattern when I sewed up diapers while pregnant with baby #4. Now with our fifth baby, I used the ones I had already sewn, but now some are really starting to show wear and tear. Also included in my diaper stash are diapers I have gotten from my second hand store finds, they were in excellent shape too, but after lots and lots of washing, they do get worn.
So I got out the sewing machine and went to work. This time I use flannel on the outside and fleece on the inside. They feel so soft! I’ll now have to see how well they will hold up after many washings.
Just a note, the 2 yellow ones, I sewed up last week & baby is wearing the other plaid diaper.
I really like the way they fit.
A happy cloth diapered baby
Now for covers, I really like the Thirsties cloth diaper covers and I also have really enjoyed my Bummis cloth diaper covers too. I just recently bought the Thirsties and they are really nice! I have also used Dappi nylon diaper pants and others I have picked up at the second hand store. But my favourite are the Thirsties.
For this batch of diapers, I did buy material for them, our fabric store was having a good sale. But in the past I have also used receiving blankets (picked up from the secondhand store), torn crib sheets and tee-shirts not being worn anymore. Tee-shirts are not so absorbent, so I used that along with flannel.
I have had a lot of fun in my cloth diapering adventure.