Are you using cloth diapers for your baby, or looking into it? One of the major drawbacks to cloth is the initial investment — each diaper costs around $18! Although this represents a significant savings over disposables in a two-year period (about $450 for 24 one-size diapers), it’s a lot to spend all at once. Especially if you’re not fully sold on the idea.
A great way to try out cloth and to save even more money is to make a few diapers of your own! Diapers are actually a really forgiving project and great for inexperienced sewers. I’ve made many, many mistakes as I’ve sewn through all of mine (about 14 dozen now) and yet almost all the diapers are functional. So don’t be put off if you’ve never sewn before!
The cost savings? Materials will cost $2 – $4 per diaper,which is huge! You can also buy just a little bit at once to make and try out 2 – 3 diapers before committing to any particular pattern or style, and learn if cloth diapering really works for you.
But how? Keep reading for a brief tutorial!
Want to make some of the diapers featured in this slideshow? Here’s a more complete tutorial (with a link to a pattern)!