Posted by Jo on January 01, 2004 at 11:45:07:
In Reply to: Re: Sewing cloth diapers posted by liles mommy on January 01, 2004 at 11:11:59:
My mom has made several diapers for both my sister and I and I have made many liners using my sewing machine. Personally I would try a few different combinations and styles and then wait to see which you like best once your baby is here. I only say this bc my sister and I use different types of diapers what worked for her did not work for me. Experiment with the fleece before also - I ended up making liners out of it and then made them into 'pockets'. I found that they didn't absorb any wetness - but kept baby dry - so I made my liners with a cotton outside and fleece on the inside. I also have found that a fleece cover overnight helped to keep him dry (this was after 3 months of trying anything and everything to keep him dry - even resorting to a disposable at night didn't work as he was a very heavy wetter!) As for covers - be careful of stitching as the wetness can wick through - I found this to be true with most diaper covers with velcro (although I haven't tried the Ricki ones yet) I have just tried the AF cover and the PUL material is wonderful.
I am going to try and make a few out of terry - all the ones I have made so far are birdseye weeve and fleece combination made like contour diapers. They work but aren't comparable at all to the ME diapers. I'd love to know what works for you - and compare notes! Hope some of this helps!