Frugal Diaper Sewing: Easy Homemade Soaker

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 11, 2020 | 4 comments
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Image: First recycled soaker, by Tara Hyde on Photobucket

Just wanted to share with someone who understands...

Tonight I made Benjy the cutest wool soaker out of a shrunken wool sweater vest.

100% Organic Wool Cover
I got the vest at a thrift store for $1.99.

I washed it on hot to felt it even more.

I used a pair of nylon pull-on pants as a pattern and made the soaker in about an hour or less.

He's been wearing it all evening and I've changed several wet diapers, but the soaker isn't wet.

The vest was a heather gray lambswool from Old Navy, so he's looking very fashionable right now!

I think I am going to make a bunch of these.

Thanks to Elissa for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: zefen Reusable Baby Diaper Cover/Knit Co | Natural, so soft, breathable, waterproof. Perfect with prefolds for hot climate
Reusable Diaper Cover

More Frugal Diaper Covers and Soakers:

🚼 Frugal Diaper Sewing: Easy Homemade Soaker

🚼 Frugal Diapering: Free Crochet Wool Soaker patterns

🚼 FREEBIE: Knit/Crochet/Sew Soaker patterns

🚼 Frugal Diaper Sewing: Free Diaper and Cover Patterns

🚼 Frugal Sewing: Make your own diaper cover pull-ons

🚼 Diaper Sewing: Making a fleece pull-on pant

🚼 Frugal Diapering: Make Your Own Baby Bum Sweaters

🚼 Diaper Sewing: More Free Wool Soaker Patterns

🚼 Diaper Sewing: 2 layer fleece soaker

🚼 Diaper Washing: Washing Wool Soakers

Image: 100% merino wool baby knitted soaker diaper cover
100% merino wool soaker

Here are a few free wool soaker patterns:

🚼 Katrina's Sew Quick Soaker Pattern

🚼 DIY Wool Diaper Soakers

🚼 Sew a Wool Diaper Cover

🚼 FREEBIE: Knit/Crochet/Sew Soaker patterns

🚼 Frugal Diapering: Free Crochet Wool Soaker patterns



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  1. Anonymous says:

    It's my first time to know that. Great idea, maybe I'll to make this one also. Thanks for sharing, very useful tips. Maybe I could save from buying diapers.

  2. Shinny says:

    I just made 6 wool soakers last weekend out of Salvation Army found sweaters. One thing I forgot to do was the whole felting of the sweaters but I did buy lanolin and go through that horribley messy process. So far my diaper covers are working fine. I even made some with long legs on them for night time. She loves wearing them and we can go all night with out having her, the bed and all her blankets soaked through.
    I have to thank the person who posted the pattern on this site for my ability to make my wool diaper covers. Thank You.

  3. Aaa, you're shaming me. I have two felted wool sweaters (one from Goodwill -- also an Old Navy find! -- and one a laundry mistake that no longer fit my husband...), and I have yet to make a soaker. And my little guy's 20 months old now. Maybe for the next baby I'll get around to it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

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