Wednesday, November 16, 2011

just like a bought one

So, I finally gathered together all the bits I've been collecting for a little while. Sweet vintage fabrics. Bamboo PUL fabric. Swimwear elastic. Bamboo french terry. Plastic snaps and my new beast of a snap press. My trusty sewing machine.

And I made this.
My first home-made fitted cloth nappy.
I am well chuffed. I wanted to create the most gentle nappy I could, both for my girl, and the planet. So I upcycled some vintage sheet fabrics (thanks, Vintage Sheet Swap folk!), and used bamboo PUL rather than cotton or polyester. I did use polyester microfleece to line the nappy, for a comfy bum. Bamboo french terry forms the snap-in, absorbent layer.  I followed the Fattycakes nappy pattern, which I splurged a whole six bucks on (worth it, too). I have altered the pattern to suit my needs, and my girl's skinny legs. I got overexcited by the opportunity to sew today and forgot to take pics, but will do a photo tutorial if any one's keen?

Looking at creative outer space over here...

23 comments:

  1. Oh so gorgeous! (The nappy too of course)! I'm a sucker for good vintage sheet, and that looks like a goodie.

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  2. Very cute - love the quilt too :)

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  3. Such a pretty floral nappy. Far prettier than the plain blues and greens here right now!

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  4. The nappy is so pretty I love these handmade ones I wish they were around when my girls were little. And that quilt is just gorgeous too.

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  5. oh so cute! just perfect for your gorgeous bub!

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  6. Fabulous! I have all the supplies to make some cloth nappies, but my girls are now 5 and 2 years old, so I am guessing it is not going to happen. Whoops. Yours looks great!

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  7. Very nice! I love those colours. Good job on first time nappy construction too :)

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  8. Very nice. Even though I use cloth, I've never attempted to make my own, then again, didn't know how to sew back then.

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  9. Very pretty. Happy Nappy sewing!

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  10. I love not only the MCN but also the quilt your gorgeous cherub is laying on..both are just beautiful!!

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  11. Love it! Job well done. Where did you source the PUL from? I have thought a few times that I'd like to give it a go - but lots of ppl seem to use minky... didn't think that was friendly for summer - but terry and vintage sheets? Yes please.

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  12. Love that her bum matches the quilt - adorable!

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  13. Love it. I bought organic hemp and bamboo fabrics to do that for my babies and now they are both out of nappies!!! Yours looks A.M.A.Z.I.N.G - well done!

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  14. That is The Cutest Nappy I have ever seen! So much nicer than the ready made ones I've seen! I hope she enjoys wearing it!

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  15. Oh what a beautiful nappy! Lovely!!!

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  16. thanks for your lovely comments over on my blog! that is the cutest nappy!xx

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  17. So lovely (your bubba and the nappy)!
    x

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  18. I do adore this so much that i wish i was a baby and you were my mum!!
    Mxo

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  19. Wow you are so talented! I have almost the same nappies for Maxwell - but bought! I love your vintage ones sooo much though!

    bxx

    bybande.blogspot.com
    (you'll love it)

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  20. That is the most gorgeous nappy I have ever seen! I love it!!

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  21. Very clever! Looks comfy too.
    Bella @seaandsalt
    xx

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