Cloth Diapering

Make your own Woolies ?

Does anyone do it?  How easy/hard is it?

Should I pay for a PDF step  by step instruction w/ pictures for a few bucks or is that not really needed?

* I do know how to sew (pretty basic), have a sewing machine but let's say it's pretty dusty!

Re: Make your own Woolies ?

  • I have not attempted this yet but these are my bookmarks I have saved for when the time comes. They all seem pretty straight forward. Sorry I do not know how to make them clicky.

    http://sewingdork.blogspot.ca/2009/11/how-to-make-wool-diaper-cover-from-wool.html  

    http://sewingdork.blogspot.ca/2009/08/how-to-make-wool-soaker-pants.html  

     http://www.adventuresinfluff.com/2011/10/how-to-sew-your-own-fleece-or-wool.html 

  • I typically just lurk on this board but making your own wool soakers is pretty easy, and probably the most commonly used pattern/instructions are from this site

     http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html?m=1

      

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  • I don't have a sewing machine, but I knit so I've made a couple.

    If I did have a sewing machine, I might look for a pattern ... or reverse engineer one from some of DS's clothing. 



  • I make most of my LO's woolies.  I knit a bunch and have sewn some as well.  I like the Katrina pattern.  I've also just copied pants that fit him particularly well.  Pants are pretty simple to sew.
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  • I've used the Katrina's pattern for pull-on soakers and I've also created a pattern for wool wraps (using a diaper cover as a sample).  I think I'm most excited to use the wraps because I'll be able to get a nice, snug fit! 
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  • I woudn't pay for a pattern. The Katrina soaker pattern is free and awesome!

    I've also made longies from this tutorial. I didn't have any interlock so I improvised with the waistband portion of the sweater.

    http://www.clothadventures.com/how-to-make-recycled-wool-longies/

    Also, I've found that sometimes different sweaters will inspire you to make various modifications that require less work. Like I've used the neck portion of a turtleneck sweater as a fold-down waistband instead of bothering with what the pattern called for. I've also used sweater cuffs as leg cuffs.

    Have fun!

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