Sewing Project: Cloth Diapers
My newest project lined up this week (after a birthday dinner for my father in law on Valentines Day and an event with my homeschool group for the seniors in our community also on Valentines Day) will be to start sewing cloth diapers for my daughter who is expecting in September. My daughter is a frugal person due to being raised by a frugal mom and really likes the amount of money she will save by washing her own diapers! And she sees the benefits of cloth diapers for the environment too. So I told her I would be helping her out in this by making diapers.
After researching on-line I have found lots of websites with information and how-toÃ‚â€™s for making diapers. I have tried my hand at a few and they are not hard to make! I am going to start by making her a couple dozen new born size and then go from there. I am going to make the fitted diapers (with and without velcor so she can tell me what she likes better) and some of the pre-fold types. I may even do a few flat folds.
I will be back to post the websites I have on file and let you know my progress in this. For today, I will post a web site that I have found to be sooo very inspiring on this topic. This grandmother tells how she helped her daughter diaper her baby for FREE! Can you imagine all the thousands of dollars currently spent on diapers and this woman did if for free. Her story is very fun to read and gives lots of information on doing this yourself. This website is the one my daughter and I first found in our cloth diapering web search and where we got the idea of doing this for ourselves. http://www.geocities.com/cyndiegran/diapertext2.html
I will keep you all posted on my progress and share pics of the diapers and other websites as I progress along this journey!!