Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pattern Review - Green Beginnings Cloth Diaper by Fishsticks Designs

How about a little "Hopeful Threads History" lesson today???
Did you know that my very first significantly sized sewn donation was cloth diapers???
Yep. They traveled with my dearest friend when she went to China to finalize the adoption of her son in 2007. Unknowing at the time, this was the beginning of Hopeful Threads.

Today I want to share a Pattern Review for The Green Beginnings Cloth Diaper by Fishsticks Designs.

I've been sewing and using cloth diapers for years now. They make a great donation item. They are both practical and absolutely adorable! And, I LOVE this pattern!!!! The mama I made this stash of diapers for LOVES these diapers too!

Meet Eli.
Yes, go ahead and soak him in a minute! He's amazing!!!

Really, he is. Eli is a living miracle. Born with a severe form of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, Eli wasn't expected to survive past the day of his birth. He will be celebrating his 2nd birthday surrounded by an incredible family that adores him very soon!

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month, so in honor of Eli and the many others living with this daily challenge, I hope you will take a moment to learn more. 

Here are some of the Green Beginning Cloth Diapers in Eli's stash...

His mother requested snap closures for the diapers, but the pattern also provides instructions for hook & loop (velcro type) closure option if preferred. Both look great and provide an adjustable fit.

One of my favorite features of this diaper is the way the inner fleece slightly rolls out around the legs, which helps to provide a more comfortable fit and not leave the red elastic marks around the little one's  legs.
I enjoyed pairing up all the fun prints with a variety of labels too.
 How cute is this one from Night Owls Menagerie!?!?!
This is a diaper pattern I will sew again and again! It goes together easily and makes a wonderfully attractive and functional finished product. 

Sewing Experience Level: Beginner
Size Range: Newborn - Large (6 - 40 lbs.)
Special Techniques: Sewing with PUL (laminated fabric), working with elastic, applying snaps (optional).
Pattern Format: PDF or Paper
Materials Used: PUL (Polyester Urethane Laminate), Microfleece (inner fabric), elastic, snaps, labels.
Personal Notes: LOVE this pattern! The only tricky part is top-stitching the tummy panel above the snaps. This is best accomplished using a zipper foot.



Unknown said...

did i see this on Shark Tank ????!!!!

Melissa said...

Eli is just adorable! Happy Birthday little Eli :)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Cloth nappies have come a long way since the white cloth squares secured with a pin, that we used to use.

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