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Topic: Sewing Resources
Posted: 01 Apr 2008 at 4:09pm
Sewing Resource Links & Favorite Threads
List originally compiled by Linnea
Updated 6/4/10 by sunnymom
Cloth diapers are better for the earth, better for your wallet, and better for baby! What an even more special touch to sew them yourself for your own special little one. Would you like to sew some cloth diapers for your baby? Have you been sewing diapers for awhile and are looking for some new resources? Want to sew a diaper cover out of waterproof material or recycled wool? Here are some helpful links! (Disclaimer: We have not purchased or used all of these products, so please shop wisely.)
General cloth diapering topics
Diaper Sewing How-to
Lots and lots of information...prefolds to fitteds, making a pattern, sewing a fitted diaper, making covers,etc.
How to sew a diaper, step-by-step, with pics! Sew without a serger, and pics of how to apply elastic.
A bright and fun website with lots of tips, ideas, and money saving comparisons to get you sewing, saving, and wrapping your little one in mama-made cloth!
These are both discussion/email groups for moms that sew diapers for their babies.
Also see the links under Free Diaper Patterns, many of these include a lot of "how-to" ideas.
Free Diaper & Cover Patterns
Rita's Rump Pocket Diaper (RRP) and Rita's Rump Cover patterns - one-size pocket fitted diaper and one-size cover
Katrina's soaker and skirtie pattern - uses fleece or wool
Katrina's longies pattern - uses fleece or wool
A great site for making training pants...Includes free pattern!
Instructions to make your own diaper inserts for pocket diapers
This one has some helpful illustrations on how to sew a diaper.
How to make your own pocket nappies (diapers), how to sew elastic casings and gussets
Free side snap diaper cover pattern! Pattern, instructions and pics
Recycled longies pattern
Other Cloth-Related Topics
Lined, Zippered Pouch (use PUL lining for wetbag)
Shopping Cart Cover
How to do tie dye patterns
Tons of bag patterns & tutorials
Edited by musicmama - 31 Jul 2010 at 12:34pm
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 11 Feb 2009 at 4:32pm|
I have a free diaper cover on my blog and I have more diaper patterns on my site www.spindletosashes.com
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 13 Aug 2009 at 2:24am|
Yay! Thanks for the links! Any recommendations for sewing machines for beginners? So far, I have heard good things about Janome, Singer, Barina, and a couple of others. I was also told to just keep it as simple as possible...WORKS FOR ME!
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 18 Sep 2009 at 3:48am|
I have a Shark that I really like. It's a simple inexpensive machine that still has the steel armature so it's more sturdy. Shark is not a well known brand but I think they still sell it at Target and it's only around $100 or so.
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 14 May 2010 at 2:36pm|
The Easterbunz link is broken.
Also, could we add the Katrina's Free patterns? Love those!
HC in KC
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 31 Jul 2010 at 11:27am|
Tons of DIY Bags from purses to wet bags to reusable shopping bags.
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 31 Jul 2010 at 12:34pm|
Got it :)
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 23 Aug 2010 at 1:19pm|
Thanks for such a great thread!
Quick question though, What are some good sites for buying material? Any sites that you have found to have the best deals?
A friend and I are going to start making dipes out of shirts and such, but I also want to use make some with hemp and such as well.
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|Post Options Quote Reply Posted: 17 Dec 2010 at 9:44pm|
http://www.fabric.com I like this website for buying fabric for clothes, quilts, and home decor stuff. They have a good clearance section, great sales, and free shipping over $35 (and that is before your coupon code if you have one is taken into account so sometimes you can get free shipping without actually spending $35).
http://www.sewmamasew.com/blog2 I love this site for tutorial for making clothes, bags, toys, etc. Really they have links to patterns and tutorials for tons of things, even some cloth diaper related things although most of it is for other sewing things. I have found other good tutorials buy searching through their archives, going to a individuals blog they link to, and searching that person's other tutorials.
Mom to DS1 1/06, DD1 3/08, DS2 10/10, and DD2 7/13 I need some kids to test a few pattern sizes on and also willing to trade for sewing jobs. PM me if interested.
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