Diapering_: Free Diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, May 14, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Cathy for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Too many receiving blankets? Make a couple dozen of them into great prefold diapers. Even with a high-needs baby, I was able to make at least one of these diapers per day.

Here's how: Cut one receiving blanket down to about 20" x 36" to 40". This
should give you a second strip about 7"-10" wide. Fold this narrow strip in half
or thirds to about 20" long. Place this down the centre of the large piece, as
shown: [ [] ] Fold in the sides of the larger piece about 2/3 of the way across.
Overlap them on top of the folded strip down the centre, leaving the diaper
about 15" across: [< [] >] = [[]]

Zigzag stitch across the top and bottom raw edges of the folded diaper, making
sure to catch in all layers. Stitch down the centre pad about 1/2" in form the
edge of the centre pad.

(All measurements depend on original size of the blanket. Don't be afraid to



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