Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Pattern/Product Review - Babyville Boutique Cloth Diapers Made Easy

 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
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28 comments:

Pieces to Love said...

Those are just too cute and look professionally made.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These look awesome and so professional!

Bright Angel said...

Oh my goodness those are adorable!!! Makes me wish I had a baby butt to diaper! I would totally make some! Thanks for sharing the utter cuteness! :)

Melissa said...

These are adorable! I did cloth diapers until Anne potty trained but I never made my own, if I had known about this company I probably would have been more motivated! They are so cute!

Melissa McGhie said...

It's so hard to choose because they all look so professionally made!! But my favorite pair are the ducks :) I really hope I am the lucky winner!

em0138 said...

my favorite print is the robot one. they all look great!

Meems Seams said...

I have #5 on the way and would love to try out some of their products....definitely love the turtles, frogs and fishies! :)

Dayna Johnson said...

MY favorite fabric is the playful pond frog and turtles, love it!!!

Courtneysews said...

Love the Frog/fish/turtle print the best. Thanks!

Bright Angel said...

My favorite is the Robot print!!! They are just all so cute though! <3

KristyLou said...

Hard to choose a fav. But those ducks are pretty cute!

Linda said...

HI! MY FAVORITE IS THE FROG,FISH,TURTLE PRINT!
THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Heidi said...

My favorites are the turtles and ducks!!

Ryan Moe said...

My fav is the whos cute orange one =) Thanks!!

Dorian said...

These are soooo very adorable!! I just love the robots...and the frogs! My little guy is 14 months and is starting to outgrow his smaller diapers, these would be perfect. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects said...

I'm glad you can't die of cuteness overload!! I LOVE your diapers! I'm a fan especially of the robot one but you did a phenomenal job and what cute prints all the way around!!

Tanya said...

I like the turtles, but hard to choose.

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

wow, that cowboy print diaper is darling!

Beth said...

So cute! Frogs and turtles are too cute!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Cloth nappies have come a long way since the plain white folded squares we used, Kristy. They not only look great, but I'm sure they're more comfortable for the babies.

Jenniffer Howling said...

I like the red and white, but then I am Canadian :)

Cheryl said...

These are beyond adorable! I can't decide between the ducks and the turtles/frogs.

jdeemarie said...

I LOVE the bright colors in the robot print diaper. Of course, we're extremely bit frog lovers in this family, so I really liked the frogs and turtles diaper, too.

Jodi J

Amyann6 said...

Love the duck print! But all of these are so cute!

Stephanie said...

Hi there,

love the post... wondering, you said " I made a turned and top-stitched version of pocket diapers for these." Does the book have instructions on how to do this, with the end result of the pockets with elastic on the inside and outside fabrics? Or is this simply something you modified yourself, as you said you've sewn cloth diapers for years.

Thanks

Kristy said...

@Stephanie,
Hi! Yes, the book contains all the info and instructions you need to make diapers just like the ones I've made here. There are multiple diaper options and you can mix & match the features to suit your specific needs. Hope that helps! (hope you see this too....there wasn't an email linked to you for me to reply personally) Let me know if I can help further and Happy Sewing!

Stephanie said...

Great, thanks so much Kristy for your prompt response! I guess this means I'll be heading out to grab the book shortly!

Kristy said...

@Stephanie, my pleasure! If heading to JoAnn's be sure and download a coupon! :) Hope you have fun sewing too!

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