After I purchased my second set of cloth diapers I thought to myself, “I bet I could make some of these.” While wandering around JoAnn’s one day, my mom and I ran across the Cloth Diapers Made Easy Babyville Boutique Book. I decided to give it a try and enlisted the help of my darling mom on what I thought would be a medium-sized project.
Please note that the Cloth Diapers Made Easy Babyville Boutique Book Review is my own opinion. I purchase the book and all materials myself. I hope this review helps you if you are considering making your own cloth diapers and using Cloth Diapers Made Easy Babyville Boutique Book.
The Cloth Diapers Made Easy Book has so many options to make cute, fun, and functional diapers for your little one.
From the very basic yoke diaper cover to the pocket diaper to all-in-one’s and everything in between! You really can allow your creativity to shine through with appliques, diaper labels, ruffles, lace, and trim. They even include instructions for adding embroidery to truly customize your diaper.
The instructions are written clearly and easy to understand with just a basic understanding of sewing.
They also include very detailed pictures. I found the custom fitting tips to be very helpful when making these diapers for Cakey. The book also includes patterns for newborn to large diaper covers and liners.
The fun thing about this book is you can mix and match styles.
Babyville Boutique makes everything you need to make the diapers from cute PUL fabric to coordinating fold over elastic and snaps. I used Babyville Boutique PUL Diaper Fabric in white for all of the diapers. I choose to add a fabric outer layer to my diapers for creativity’s sake.
I made all my diapers one size using the large pattern with adjustable waists, hips, and rise.
I used fold-over elastic and snaps on the three versions of cloth diapers I made. I choose snaps because I figured Cakey would not be able to undo them as easily as she could undo velcro (or EZ Adjust Tape as Babyville Boutique calls it) and so that I could make them adjustable. I choose to use the fold over elastic because I have never used regular elastic in a sewing project and did not want to ruin these diapers.
I had previously made my own liners before embarking on this project. Which means I did not use their pattern but my liners worked just fine.
The first set I made were called all-in-one’s.
Basically, everything is sewn together. Unlike the pocket style diapers, the liner is attached to the inside of the diaper. They work very well. My only problem with them is that they take FOREVER to dry! And I mean FOREVER! It usually takes a good two days for them to dry completely. We only use these at my mom’s because the girls rarely stay longer than a day which allows plenty of time for the diaper to air dry before they need it.
The second set I made were also all-in-one’s but I added a second liner to them to make them overnight diapers.
This was not a good idea. The diapers are humongous and if the other all-in-one’s take FOREVER to dry, then these must take half an eternity! We no longer use these because they just did not work out the way I was hoping they would.
The final set I made were called the yoke diaper cover.
I love these! They were so simple to make and even simpler to use. You simply lay your liner inside the diaper and tuck the ends of the liner under the yoke to secure it. I use these exclusively on Cakey because they are so easy for her to take off for our attempts at potty training.
It took me longer than I had originally expected to make these diapers and part of that is because I made more than I originally planned on. I finished the first two sets in about two months but I was only able to work on them about two full days each week. Then I found out I was pregnant and the “morning sickness” (or all-day sickness in my case) started and I decided I had enough for now. I started the third set about a month before Pie was born (only working on them once a week) and finished them about a month or so after she was born. I ended up making a full two days supply for my house and my mom’s house for one child using the all-in-one’s. Although, now we leave the all-in-one’s at my mom’s house for the girls to use while they are visiting. I also have a full two-three day supply of the yoke diaper covers for my house.
If you have a basic understanding of sewing and would want to try making your own cloth diapers, I would recommend picking up this book, Cloth Diapers Made Easy Babyville Boutique. The book is full of lots of useful information for making your own unique cloth diapers and liners.
Have you ever made your own cloth diapers?
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