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Oh the world of cloth diapering is a big one. People have stashes, collect prints, and easily spend serious coin on their cloth.

Me? I cloth diaper. My son has only ever been in one disposable. I cloth diaper for the cost, it’s better for my son’s sensitive skin (he reacts to disposable wipes even), the environment, and it’s cute.

But I don’t have the time, energy or money to spend on that cute WAHM* diaper on Etsy, the latest design from the big names etc. I found a brand that worked for me, and mostly stick to it.

But, I am resurrecting my rusty sewing skills. So, since I have the supplies to make a diaper cover, that is what I did today. We needed more. If this works, I’ll do it again.

I used some fold over elastic (someone please tell me why the Babyville Boutique packages don’t have enough to go around the entire medium diaper pattern from their book???) for the legs and the gusset and the back. But the package didn’t have enough to go around the whole way.

I used a few tutorials on YouTube to help me out, and I made it a hidden PUL cover. The outside is quilting cotton I had, and I got one cover from one fat quarter. I sewed the two layers together inside out, turned it and then added then top stitched. I discovered part way into the Fold over elastic step that there wasn’t enough to go the entire way around, so it’s a bit crooked. Next time I’ll buy regular elastic and make a casing for it.

Anyhow, it’s fairly beginner, but tomorrow I will test it out and see if it does the job. If so, I have a lot more PUL (white and patterned) to use! Maybe eventually you won’t be able to tell that my handmade ones are home sewn…


* work at home mom


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