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Old 08-02-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

This may be idiotic, IDK, but has anyone cut up their old cotton flannel receiving blankets and made them into wipes and or diapers? I am fairly new to cd, and a pretty beginning level sewer, so I may try to make some wipes. Does anyone have any feedback on the absorbency, or how to make a prefold? Also, couldn't you use those little baby washcloths as wipes? I don't see any reason not to, but if you have one, let me know!
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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Re: Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

yes, I made all my wipes out of receiving blankets.
They work great! I put them "face to face", sewed around, left one inch, turned them "inside out" and closed the. And to make them sturdier, I sewed all over the two layers, if you know what I mean.

yes, I even made insert out of them, with old thirts inside or old thinner prefolds and covered them with a cute reveiving blaket.

and yes again, you could also use simple washcloths.
I also use IKEA wash cloths (for baby's butt and as family cloth). 10pack for $3,99, and I cut them in half, that makes 20 for $3,99.

As wipe solution I have a spray bottle with water and little olive oil. Works perfect!
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Re: Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

I also made my wipes from old receiving blanket since I have a TON of them. I, however, did not even bother to sew, even though I have a sewing maching. Instead, I just cut them up and when they become too frayed, I will move on to more. I have been using them for 2.5 months and I still have not had to use any more. Might be a good time saving, thrifty idea! HTH
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Re: Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

This is a link to a thread that shows how to make receiving blankets into a "daddy flat" sort of diaper. It's really easy, and they're very cute!

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...d.php?t=742836
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Re: Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

Most of my wipes are made from old receiving blankets. I just cut them into a rectangle and serged around the edges. If you don't have a serger, just turn and topstitch.

Here is a good tutorial for making your own prefolds.
http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_prefolds.html
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Re: Making prefolds/ wipes from old receiving blankets?

Thanks for the replies Mamas! I think I will give it a shot, and thanks for the links!
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