Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 Baby Shower Diaper Cake offer! (updated)

Day before baby shower update:

Today I assembled the cake.  The shower has a fox and woodland creatures theme.

This is what is included:

Newborn/Small fitteds (one T&T from serged NB/S template, and one the NB/S fitted)
Cotton velour inner and bamboo velour inner
 Thank you Opulent Fabrics/Monsters for the fox fabrics!
 Two AIOs from my NB/S and OS Squaretab Templates

 Aplix NB/S and OS FOE covers

Snap NB/S and OS FOE covers  

 Plus a Sunbaby OS pocket, a Flip OS cover, 6 baby wipes/washcloths, 2 burp cloths or absorbent pads, and one waterproof absorbent pad or travel changing pad.
 and several newborn and regular size prefolds w/ Snappi fasteners

The template to make my diaper patterns can be found here:


Update:  The winner has been emailed!  Thank you to everyone who entered.  The shower will be in late February, and I will post photos of the completed cake once it has been made.  :)

Calling all pregnant women in or near King or Snohomish counties in Washington state who are interested in cloth diapering their next baby and planning to have a baby shower in February to April of 2015!

This is my annual offer for a drawing for a FREE cloth diaper baby shower "cake" for your baby shower.  It will include multiple styles and sizes of cloth diapers and diapering accessories.  Show your families and friends how cute and simple cloth diapering can/will be for your next bundle of joy!!!

Email me with some way to contact you using my user info links here on blogger or leave a way for me to contact you in the comments.  I will choose and then contact the winner one month from today (January 10th) and edit the post when I have chosen.

Please feel free to spam this on local or regional cloth diapering groups and forums.  :)

Past winners have chosen specific themes and colors for their cake, and you will be able to as well.

Good luck everyone!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Seattle Area Offer

If any of you locals (Snohomish or King counties) are interested in learning how to sew your own CDs, and would want to come over here for a few lessons...  I will PROVIDE you the materials and a couple lessons free of charge.  
This offer only lasts for as long as I have the free time to do so and no family visiting.  ;)  I will likely have even more weekday availability in September+ because BOTH of my kids will be in full-day school starting this year.  Hooray!!!

To better access my free templates and a sort of glossary to the various tutorials, go here:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Universal Newborn Yardage Layout

Here is the Universal NB Squaretab template laid out on one yard of 56" width.

In this layout, you can see how 6 will fit in the top 19 inches and full 56" width.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yardage Layouts for OS Squaretab Template

I had the request again for my cutting layouts but applied to the OS Squaretab template.

Friday, March 21, 2014

FOE Cover with Surrounding Gussets

There was a post on my cloth diaper sewing board asking for a tutorial on how to make this type of diaper cover.  I personally have no gusset love, so I won't do many tutorials for things like this in the future.  Maybe just another with only side double-gussets and a non-FOE version.

Use a long straight stitch along the very edge to baste the pieces together.

Everything basted together with a loose straight stitch around the outside edge.

Now just sew your outer FOE on like you normally would for a basic FOE cover.
 Side view of the inner leg gussets.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cased Elastic Trainer

Here is the pictorial for my all-cased elastic trainer.
The templates are here for the Small and Large sizes.

Start with the (prepared pocket or pocket AIO) inner and outer laid faces inward.
Sew together close to the edges EXCEPT at the sides/hips of the back.
Turn through your pocket opening.
Sew all of your elastic casings.
Feed your elastics.  
75%+ stretched through the legs, 50%+ across the back, and 25%+ across the front.

I use binder clips to hold my raw edges folded in.
Now for the stretchy hips...
Turn and sew your casings.
Pop just a few stitches across the middle to help with feeding.
Sew closed that side close to the edge after sewing all your elastics in.
Pin your hip panels into the body side openings.
Sew them in-place with your top-stitching.  I also add a second seam for strength.
Add your snaps.

Here it is with a "China cheapie" insert inside.  ;)