Archive | November, 2010

>a note about upcycled/recycled wool cloth diaper covers

17 Nov

>recently i decided to make a bunch of upcycled wool cloth diaper covers. usually it comes from the fact that i pull a 100% wool sweater out of the dryer [that hopefully doesn’t belong to me] and realize, “well, at least i can make something useful from it.” that’s exactly how it happened this time. i accidentally shrunk one of my boyfriend’s beautiful grey striped j. crew merino wool sweaters. so i took a trip to the salvation army and look for other wool sweaters. i typically look for ones that are past the point of anyone purchasing for being worn: ones with holes in them, ones that have already been felted, etc. i try to find ones with neat designs on them, and always look for the softest wool possible.

i’ve added doublers to most of these wool soakers, which allow you to customize absorbency/protection. they’re perfect for nap time and night time, and when you’re using them during the day, you can leave them out. there aren’t any snaps, so you’re able to position them exactly where you want them.

speaking of upcycled: there’s a really cute fitted diaper up for sale right now as well. it’s made from an octopus print on navy blue. it’s knit, and very stretchy. it’s a regular side snapping fitted, serged in red, finished in red snaps. made from cotton sherpa and cotton velour. it’s probably one of my favorite fitted diapers that i have listed right now. size medium.

last but not least – i’ve listed a second. it’s a one size fitted cloth diaper with two small holes on the front. theyve been stitched up so they won’t fray at all. this diaper will work perfectly fine and it’s only $8!

oh, and don’t forget: all wet/dry bags are 30% off right now! no coupon code to enter. all of the prices have been adjusted on etsy. there are some great medium and small bags up for grabs. they’re perfect utility bags. not just for cloth diapering, but great laundry bags, play date bags, etc.

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