Thanks to Rosemary for this Frugal Baby Tip!
Well, back in the day, being the oldest of 9 who were all cloth diapered, it wasn't too far a stretch for me to assume I would cloth diaper also. My oldest was born in 1973 and Pampers were available then, but they weren't the norm. I remember my best friend brought me two boxes of them for a baby gift. I thought she was weird.
When I was pregnant with Peter, I wanted to do something different than my mom did, so I bought flannel and made my own diapers. None of those ugly gauze curity diapers for me! I made 2 layer white flannel diapers. I was not especially creative and just cut 1/2 yard of the flannel and sewed around the edges, zigzagged them (who had a serger in those days?) and then turned them right side out and topstitched the seams. They were so adjustable as diapers. They fit thru all the stages and sizes and I just doubled them up at night.