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Old 07-21-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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New to Cloth Diapering please help

Ok guys dont laugh! I am new to cloth diapering. Right now I have started using FB with cotton/hemp inserts. I would like to start making my own diapers, and covers. Is there patterns to go by? What material would I use? For the actual diaper and the cover? If so could someone point me in the right direction for location them?

I see on here alot of people are using wool. Would someone point me in the right direction for me to try wool also - remember I know nothing about this. So please try and break it down for me. Are you guys using a prefold and a wool cover or what? My daughter is very sensitive and gets red very easily and needs the air to breathe and the pocket diaper is not letting an air in. Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old 07-21-2006, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: New to Cloth Diapering please help

I won't be of much help, but I know there are free patterns in the craft chat section.
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Re: New to Cloth Diapering please help

I've made pocket dipes. I made my own pattern and played with a lot of cheap flannel before making actual pockets. If I had it to do over I'd just buy a pattern or use a good free one.

Pocket diapers are made of an outer waterproof layer (usually PUL) You cant get PUL in a fabric store. You'd have to order it online. I've successfully ordered from onestopdiapershop.com and acutabovefabrics.com for PUL. There are cheaper options, but I havent explored them.
The inner is microfleece or suedecloth. (there are others but they arent coming to my coffee deprived brain at the moment)
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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Re: New to Cloth Diapering please help

if you child is sensitive to the pockets I would stick with natural fibers - no mico's.
100% cottons or close.

try Stell's site - she is a pattern maker and I believe she still has a free one on her site.

http://www.fernandfaerie.com/

I don't do wool to help.

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Old 07-21-2006, 04:34 PM   #5
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Here ya go, excellent pattern in more styles than you can imagine. Free, printable, great directions

http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/diy.php

I started with $2.50/yd flannel from walmart, it's absorbent, soft and doesn't shift around like knits do.
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