Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Newest craft creations!

With the warm weather coming, I decided that I want to try fleece covers for the cloth diapers for the kids.  I found a simple pattern on line for free (always a good thing) and made one last night.  It worked up really easy and I have a bunch of fleece here at the house.  I don't know if the fleece is going to hold up to being a cover, but it's at least good practice.  Thomas has it on for his nap.  We'll see how it holds up when he wakes up!

Actual diaper cover

Not sure why this is turned wrong, but this is Thomas right before his nap 
attempting the new fleece cover.

Hopefully it will work, but I am willing to splurge on some Malden Mills fleece since the pattern is so easy!  Plus even if it holds up for 1 diaper change it's worth it since I have the fleece here to use up!



  1. Nice work!! I am looking into making some undies for my little ones. I have to find a pattern! Where did you get yours?

    Ahhh, don't you miss malden mills? I do!!

  2. I hope it works out for you! It is ALWAYS worth a try!

  3. Chantal-I got the pattern at http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007/10/free-soaker-pattern.html

    It's really easy! I have a couple more pattern pieces cut out but i want to get a different needle for my sewing machine. I'll probably attempt to make more tonight. I liked how it worked for nap time.

    I can't say if I miss malden mills since I never went there or bought any of their stuff, but now that I want to, I miss it!

  4. I would never think to make this, but it looks like it turned out great! Wish I could sew! Someday.

  5. How did the fleece work? I know when I made my own sanitary napkins (which were so much better than regular ones) fleece worked well...

  6. Lola_P-It worked much better than I expected. I am planning to make many more. I already have 2 more cut, just have to sew them.

  7. Glad to hear that. I know that I need to start working on my sewing more.. I still have a quilt for "Little Man" that I need to finish.. But with the move and the wedding I haven't had anytime...

  8. I forgot to ask you... Do you cloth diaper?? I'm thinking about doing it with my next child (which won't be for awhile, lol) but I figure I can't be too prepared. Any recommendations? Websites?

    Have a great Friday!!!

  9. Heather-I do cloth diaper. There are a ton of websites but I don't really have a favorite. I have heard a lot of good thing about green mountain diapers. I am lucky and have a cloth diaper store not too far away from me just outside of Boston MA. I am using prefolds with Thirsties covers. It's been just under a year and so far I'm happy with them. There are so many ways to cloth diaper now. YOu no longer have to use pins and you can find all in ones that are as easy to put on as disposables. Check it out. I love not having to buy disposables.

    I also blog at thehandmadeandnaturallife.blogspot.com and probably write a little more there on the cloth diapers.

  10. Ah, that is very clever and cute.;) Cute baby as well.;)
    Thank you so much for your visit and a lovely comment.;)