Monday, May 24, 2010

Hooray for cloth!

My 3-year-old and I sewed a few cloth diapers this weekend for a certain feed-me-and-I-potty doll of hers. I won't be winning any sewing awards for this project (sloppy stitches ahoy!) but I still think they are pretty adorable! We'd run out of the cheapie disposables that came with the doll and I was SO not buying more of those things. And besides, who doesn't love a good Earth-friendly project these days anyhow?

I wish I had a tutorial or pattern to share here but frankly I just sort of winged it and hoped it would work out. I cut out rectangles of scrap fabric, roughly 10" by 15", stitched them together, and then sewed elastic into the leg areas. My daughter is pleased as punch and I'm happy I won't be forking over any cash to diaper an inanimate object.

As for the real deal... I am expecting to receive my shipment of cloth diapers for baby #3 any day now. This is our first time using cloth, so I'm pretty excited. Cloth has come a long way! There are a zillion options now, from fitteds to all-in-ones and more. I decided to keep things simple (and cheap!) and went with prefolds and covers... I'll post a photo and some details when they arrive.