Diaper Sewing_: What fabrics to use?

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | 1 comments
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My first successful fitted (it was round three) made from an old receiving blanket. The pattern is based on my favorite diaper of TegansThanks to Sally for this Frugal Baby Tip!

I have made diapers (fitted) with regular printed flannel. It was pretty thin, but worked.

I know Wal-Mart sells diaper flannel or "super" flannel, that is a bit thicker and I will use next time. I would probably use that for contour diapers too.

I tried an old receiving blanket that seemed pretty thin, but once it was a diaper it was thick, compared to the flannel I bought at the fabric store. It still worked, and absorbs really well.

I also want to try knit jersey (cotton poly mix or 100% cotton). That should be really soft and comfy!

Those are my ideas!

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