View Full Version : Converting to cloth to help the environment.
OK girls here i am!! IM going to be a cloth mumma!!! :smiliedance: :smiliedance:
But i dont want to buy too many manufactured ones because of the price.... is it cheaper to make them yourself??
I would love some advice oh where to buy the materials and all the stuff i need!!
Im excited to be playing my part in keeping this environment for a little longer!! :thumbsup:
congrats ljd_83! It's nice to see someone converting to cloth because of environmental reasons, not just because of the look:thumbsup:
Will right more later, am trying to type with my left hand and bf DD2 at the same time:D
Hehe thanks gremily... mmmm yes the look is great but it has never enthused me to change over just for that reason. Hey if im going to be washing poo out of them with my hands it would want to be for a bloody good reason haha!! :yes:
Im just wondering where to start!! :eek:
What nappies are you wanting to make?
nappiescovered is best if you want to make pockets.
I don't know how to sew nappies though I would like to make fitteds one day.
See i have no idea what your talking about kymmy haha... cos this is SO new to me. And so scary cos im not sure what kind to make or shape, or what to make it out of!! Im so lost!!
Hopefully someone else with experience can help you out. There are free patterns on the net too.
The terminology is pretty intimidating to begin with!
Read up about the different types: pocket, AIO, fitteds and accessories at www.allaboutnappies.com
Do you live in a cold area without a dryer? Pocket nappies dry fast and you can stuff them with different absorbant inserts. Don't need a cover. Cool patterns and colours. Some of the girls here make their own. I mainly use pockets stuffed with my old flannellette flat nappies, folded up, for economy (already have heaps of them).
Do you prefer natural fibres and don't mind using seperate covers? Fitted nappies from bamboo and hemp are great- mine come from Baby Beehinds. There are some funky covers available too and hemp/bamboo are very absorbant, much more so then cotton.
It's really up to you! Have fun nappy shopping, whether for fabrics for your own pockets or the finished product! :D :D
These links will probably be a good starting point for you:
Maybe you could buy a pocket or two from a couple of different places online, try them out, and then start making them once you know how they work? And what style you like best? Sorry, I'm not much help!
if you hang around reading this area of BH reading some more of the threads already here you should get lots of info here's one already going thats got lots of links for sewing advice
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