Hi there. I'm pregnant with my first bub at the moment and I'm keen to use cloth diapers full time. My plan is to use prefolds and covers during the newborn stage, then using OS pockets once bub is big enough for them. The problem with this plan is that I live in Australia. It seems that many distributors either don't deliver here (like GMD), or charge so much for delivery that the overall cost is effectively doubled, or are local distributors that charge 2-3 times what I'd be willing to pay.
Because it's been so tricky for me to get my hands on prefolds, I decided it would be easy enough for me to sew them myself. I'm worried that since I've got no experience using cloth diapers that I may be putting all of this time and energy into sewing my prefolds, and may find once I start using them that there is some flaw I have overlooked. I'd hate to be left with 3 dozen prefolds that are unusable for some reason and a baby with no diapers! I was hoping that some experienced mamas would be able to give me an idea if I'm on the right track before I get to this point.
I'm using cotton flannel and prewashing it so that the material has shrunk first so I get the right size. I'm making them 4x8x4. The seams are a bit thicker, because I'm sewing the edges, then turning them inside out to make them a bit neater (I don't have an over locker). The size is about 12 inches square. Since the weave of the flannel is quite tight, I'm thinking I'll have to use pins, since snappis might not grip enough.
If anyone has any feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. I hope that I've given enough information about them for you to be able to get an idea of whether I'm on the right track or not. Thanks in advance!