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How difficult is it to make nappies?!

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How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby sophie90 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:26 pm

Just wondering as I am pretty crafty and creative, how difficult is it to make cloth nappies and where can I get patterns/materials etc and what equipment I would need to get started?
Also, how do you make some of the other bits and bobs, like CSP/Breastpads etc? Would love to start making some but it all depends on how hard it is, I can knit and sew, but am not great so really hoping it's not super hard!

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby Rox » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:41 pm

I am planning to have a go too - have borrowed MIL's sewing machine & recall seeing a pattern a while back, just have a google, there are a couple.

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby Tara84 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:46 pm

Not too difficult at all, about half of the nappies I use I made myself, I draw up my own patterns now as my girls are odd sizes(tiny waists massive thighs) but have used some of the nappy network ones.

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby sophie90 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:56 pm

Oooh, well DH is planning on buying me a sewing machine for my B.day (am not supposed to know! :giggle: ) So may start stocking up on materials etc and googling patterns!!

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby docmaggoo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:58 pm

There's a lot of helpful tutorials on this thread

viewtopic.php?f=29&t=73406

I've made two out of up cycled old prefolds. You could use one of your current nappies as a template/guide and work from there!

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby gilbertandmartha » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:09 pm

I have been wondering this as I have been thinking about making some like Diddy diapers.

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby sophie90 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:11 pm

Oooh... Looks like I am going to have lot of lovely new things to be making!!
definately going to start stocking up on materials!! Any ideas where I can get some?

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby docmaggoo » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:18 pm

Ooo there are so many fabric sites.

Fabric.com is my favourite but it's in the US.

I do love fabric rehab too (uk based) and lush tush :thumbsup:

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Re: How difficult is it to make nappies?!

Postby sophie90 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:21 pm

EEEeee More things for me to become obsessed with!!
Dh thinks I've finally lost the plot hahaha!

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