Now what?!

Discussion in 'Cloth Diapering' started by PeytonsMom, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. PeytonsMom

    PeytonsMom New Member

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    Okay - so I've been a sewing fiend the last couple of days....The diapers I've made are toooooooooo cute & I'm thrilled....

    BUT.....

    My finished product is 19" long ---- my newborn may not even be that long! :lol:

    What's a good length to shoot for - for a newborn until about 3 or 4 months, I suppose??

    I want to make sure I'm getting the best value out of my fabric & time......any help would be appreciated!
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    i want to see!!!!
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    clane Bookish Mama

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    All of our itty-bitty diapers are long gone, so I can not measure for you.

    Hopefully a mama of a little will see this soon and help.
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  5. PeytonsMom

    PeytonsMom New Member

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    NOBODY here has a newborn in cloth?!?! ;)
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    I'll try to get a pic in a little bit --- making freedom toast for the girlies for breakfast!!

    (sending love......)
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    brayg Evil Genius

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    I'm confused...are you sewing flats/prefolds? Or are you sewing fitteds?
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    Yep - prefolds....cute as can be - just too big & I need a better idea of the length they little ones should be!!
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    brayg Evil Genius

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    Well, my small/newborn fitteds have an unstretched rise of 13" and they are 16" when fully stretched out. I think preemie prefolds are about 12 inches, so somewhere between 12 and 16 inches would be about right, I think.
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    lawyermama not really a member

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    when I made diapers as a WAHM YEARS ago...like 8 years ago, I remember the newborn/smalls had a rise of about 12-13 inches for prefolds and 12-14 inches for fitted. hth
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    THANKS MAMAS!!

    Back off to the sewing machine!! :D
  12. PeytonsMom

    PeytonsMom New Member

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    Here's a bit of my first diaper making effort......

    The 'bundle' on the left is my ring sling.....
    The middle piles are diapers.....
    The diaper bag on the right is filled with plain old, boring, white dipes....
    The "Snoopy" item over the diaper bag is my nursing blanket....

    ...Some of her diapers will match her blankie!! I *LOVE* Snoopy!!

    ....and yes, of course, there's Peyton..... :kittypink .....if the camera's out, she's close by!

    Attached Files:

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    That is terrific Clare!!! But I need a bigger pic woman!! :lol:

    did you make the diaper bag too!?!

    You ahve got to be soooo excited!!!! I know that I am (i need to get your covers out - soon I promise ;)) I have 19 more weeks right?

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