Sunday, July 16, 2006

Study finds breast feeding wards off bed-wetting - Yahoo! News

Study finds breast feeding wards off bed-wetting - Yahoo! News

Its not as big a deal as a lower risk of cancer, but I'll take it!

Diaper Patterns for Purchase - Chloe Toes

I just tried the pattern from Chloe Toes. This pattern can be sewn as a pocket, fitted or All-in-one diaper. I chose to make a size large pocket for my 23.5 pound daughter. It is advertised as a 30 minute pattern and that sounds about right (I didn't time it.) I am not a huge fan of sewing with fold over elastic (FOE), but it is getting easier with practice. The opening for the pocket is nice and big, my husband doesn't usually like elastic on the inside of pockets because he says they are harder to stuff, but this one got a thumbs up. The pattern suggests sewing the diaper and then applying snaps, but I prefer the hidden snaps method which is also described in the instructions. I was slightly concerned that the legs seemed a little loose the first time I put it on her, but she gave it the test of a lifetime. (Why do they always do that do a brand new diaper!?) It held up like a champ. I will definitely be making more of these.

Supplies needed (for pocket AIO):
  • Sewing Machine with zig zag stitch, preferably 3 step zig zag
  • Thread - if you are making an All in one or Pocket make sure your thread is 100% polyester - I like Gutterman thread
  • Needle
  • Fold over elastic (FOE) - I bought mine at www.sewzannes fabrics, but it is available many places
  • Waterproof fabric - I used PUL from
  • Wicking fabric - I used microfleece from Jo-An fabrics

My First Posting!

I have enjoyed others' blogs so much that I just had to start my own. I started sewing cloth diapers over two years ago when my first daughter was a toddler and I was pregnant with my second. The volume of free crafting information on the web is amazing and I have learned so much. So far I have tried cross stitch, knitting, crochet, sewing and now I am discovering loom knitting and machine knitting.