When this bundle of goodies arrived that Babyville Boutique sent me to use for one of my FAMILY projects this month, I was soooooo excited! I mean just look at all that cuteness!!!!
We use cloth diapers, and our Lil' Guy was ready for some new ones! I have sewn cloth diapers for years....it was actually kind of what started this whole Hopeful Threads thing if you haven't heard....but this was my first time using Babyville Boutique brand patterns & materials.
The book they offer, Cloth Diapers Made Easy, is true to it's title! It is packed with 60 pages of step-by-step instructions, full color photos and sewing tips and techniques throughout!
Everything you could possibly need to get started with cloth diaper sewing!
Also included are full scale patterns for 4 different diaper sizes.
There are multiple diaper types and variations, each that include a detailed supplies list to make prep even easier.
And the fabric prints!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!
Each one I started to sew was my favorite! :) They are all so cute! And this is a GREAT quality PUL (Polyester Urethane Laminate) that feels very durable and sews beautifully!
(PUL is the waterproof fabric used in cloth diaper sewing)
The Robot & Cowbaby prints are some of the newest boy prints available.
How are you suppose to be able to pick a favorite???
I made a turned and top-stitched version of pocket diapers for these.
The image below shows the "pocket" opening in the back. This is where the absorbent insert(s) are placed, between the inner and outer layers. I chose to use a microfleece for the inside of my diapers, but there are a variety of other options shared in the Cloth Diapers Made Easy book as well.
I think I finally settled on this one as my favorite. Isn't is sweet?
I love green, and am kind of partial to frogs and turtles anyway. But my! So cute!!!!
And the cuteness doesn't stop with the fabric....nope! There are coordinating appliques, sew-on labels, buttons, EZ Adjust tape, FOE trims (fold-over elastic) and even engraved snaps!
I made the size Medium for my Lil' Man. The weight range in the book says 18-28lbs., and the smallest setting fits my 18lb. Sweetie perfectly! He'll be able to wear these for a good long while too.
Eeeeek! Look at those squishy thighs in that sweet diaper! :)
Babyville Boutique also very generously sent along some of their gender neutral fabrics for me to sew some extra diapers for donation. These adorable diapers will be going to an organization that helps provide cloth diapers to families needing a little extra help getting started, The Rebecca Foundation's Cloth Diaper Closet. This organization is growing and hopes to be able to provide for more and more families. You can read more here.
I know I'm a label addict, but don't you love the sweet labels and polka-dot trim????
I had this mushroom FOE in my stash that worked perfectly on the red too.
These pictures show the hook & loop closure and pocket opening for this alternate diaper style.
"Who's Cute?" the little owl on the label asks.....the baby wearing this diaper is my answer!
I had a great time sewing these and look forward to making more in the future.
A warm THANKS to Babyville Boutique for providing these adorable products for my project. You can learn more about Babyville Boutique products on their website here and their facebook page here.