Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DIY: sew a heavy wetter night time cloth diaper

I've been having a hard time finding a night time solution for my heavy wetter. 
I tried about 4 different kinds of disposal, and a few different cloth diapers with different insert and they will work some night and not work others. So I figure let me try and make one. 

I knew hemp and bamboo are very absorbent fabric so I decided to buy a yard of hemp fleece from amazon it was $13 for the yard, I already had some anti pill Fleece from Joanns that I got on sale for 70% off I think it cost less then $2 for half a yard. So I figure for $15 I can make 3 night time hybrid cloth diapers that I would pair with a blueberry or thirsty duo cover to make totally waterproof. 

Here's what you need 

- Pattern ( I used arfy long wing pattern here's the link I love here patterns) http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2012/11/one-size-hybrid-fitted.html?m=1
- 2 cut of hemp
- 1 cut of thick fleece
- 1 cut of stay dry fabric ( I used microfleece) 
- fabric for soak ( I used 2 cut of hemp and 2 cuts of bamboo that I had on hand from a past project) 
- Elastic
- snaps/aplix 
- thread 

First I cut out all my pieces 

Add snaps to front of the fleece piece only ... You will do wings later 

Then put your stay dry and fleece rt side facing and then put your hemp on to of that... Pin and make your marking for the elastic 

Sew all piece together leaving the front open for turning and adding elastic 

Turn right side out .. See casing for elastic 
Add elastic 

Make insert add snaps to wing and for insert 

All done

On LO ... And it worked perfect paired with a blueberry cover.. LO woke up totally dry ...  Yay!!! to success .. Now to make two more.

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