Covers?

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Covers?

I know this board is a little slow, but maybe someone will see this.

I plant to exclusively CD. I've been buying sew your own kits from here and sewing them up myself. I really like them, it takes no time to sew them (I can do 2-3 while watching a movie, so with a little distraction). The only thing I haven't done is the snaps as they have the snap machines on backorder. Here is the kit:

Little Green Bear (LGB) Precision Cut Diaper Kit

Because the baby is due in January, I'm also currently crocheting a bunch of wool soakers and longies to use. I'm still a little confused on the care of these though (need to do more research on lanolin and such) so I know I'm going to need some regular covers.

The same link/place above sells pre-cut PUL in their diaper pattern, but no instructions or kits for making covers. I was thinking that with a little modification, I could incorporate the PUL onto one of the diaper kit parts to make an AIO. I have 4 PUL precut pieces I got with my last order that I plan to test out on a few of the kits when I have time.

They do have a new PUL cover pattern/kit thing which is just a PUL piece that you sew (no liner attached to it), and then add snaps or velcro. Would just a one layer PUL cover work? Because that could be an option. Only $6 each, approx which is much cheaper than pre-made.

Unfortunately, I've searched high and low and diaper covers are impossible to find in stores here. You used to be able to get kushies at BRU, but not anymore. The only place I'm able to find any is at the high-end baby boutiques and they are super expensive.

Suggestions? I've heard of people making covers out of fleece from the fabric store as well - how good is that for leaks?

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I noticed that no one replied to your post, I am surprised that no CD mamas are around.

I wish I could answer your questions, but I never used prefolds and covers it was a pain in the butt for me. I just waited until my Lo was big enough for One size Diapers, I had some All in ones but by far my favorite diapers were One size pockets.

I also am in no way good at sewing so i would have never attempted to make them myself.

I know it can be expensive to buy them anyway so I did what others suggested and ordered Kawaii Baby Diapers. Kawaii Baby Diapers - Eco-friendly Cloth Diaper Solution
I just looked at there site and they have one size diaper covers for $4.90.

I also found this site helpful
Diaper Pin - Cloth Diapers, Tips, Reviews and More...

I am sure there used to be all this info in the stickies.

I can probably help if you have other questions.
I am on the feb13 board, I will also be CD this Lo, feel free to pm me.

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Hi! I liked thirsties duo covers. They are the size one and size two ones. Not the xsmall, small, etc. I'm not sure how much they are up there but here they aren't bad on amazon.

Lanolizing is very easy. You can just use a little lanoish and do a soak. Then as long as they don't get poop you can just let them air dry in between uses. If you have to wash them you will need to use wool wash and re-lanolize. HTH.

I don't sew so i'm not much help otherwise.

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i don't sew either, so no help on that.

I have a couple Flip Covers. They are a single layer of PUL and worked just fine with the Flip inserts. I'd assume they would also work with a prefold.

You could always buy a single cover and then use that as your pattern too.

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i don't sew either, so no help on that.

I have a couple Flip Covers. They are a single layer of PUL and worked just fine with the Flip inserts. I'd assume they would also work with a prefold.

You could always buy a single cover and then use that as your pattern too.

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I actually sew all my cloth diapers! I make pocket diapers because that is what I prefer but I used covers a prefolds before switching. A single layer of PUL will actually work fine. Just make sure you reinforce the snaps area with another piece of PUL so it seals the PUL and you are less likely to tear through the PUL. I highly suggest putting flaps (pockets) on the front and back of the covers so that you have "pockets" to put a prefold in if you just want to fold a prefold and set it in rather then snappi it on to the baby. I believe the pattern I use is similar to the flip or the fuzzibunz pattern. I can't remember which.

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"kridda_88" wrote:

I actually sew all my cloth diapers! I make pocket diapers because that is what I prefer but I used covers a prefolds before switching. A single layer of PUL will actually work fine. Just make sure you reinforce the snaps area with another piece of PUL so it seals the PUL and you are less likely to tear through the PUL. I highly suggest putting flaps (pockets) on the front and back of the covers so that you have "pockets" to put a prefold in if you just want to fold a prefold and set it in rather then snappi it on to the baby. I believe the pattern I use is similar to the flip or the fuzzibunz pattern. I can't remember which.

that sounds exactly like the Flip covers I have. But I don't have fuzzibunz covers, just pockets.

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I don't sew either, but I think its awesome that you can make your own diapers!

I too love the thirsties duo cover in case you decide to buy. I have one of the kawaii covers too, but I forgot I bought it until now, thanks Chris!

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Rachael - I was in Frabricland over the weekend. They have a stand with all baby stuff on it. I noticed CDs, not sure if they were covers or not, I was in a rush but something you could check out.

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Thanks everyone. Lots of great suggestions.

Once I get my energy back and catch up on cleaning/clutter, I will tackle some sewing tasks and see what I can make.

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I don't sew, but have seen that the snaps or Velcro is always reinforced with another layer of material to avoid tearing with use. Good luck.