Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

We're preparing for baby number five over here, and while we have most of the big things, there are a few things I've had on my to-make list. Somewhere along the line, I lost our portable diaper changing mat, and I really missed it with my fourth baby! And since you spend about thirty trillion … Continue reading Preparing for Baby: Portable Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial

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Bottoms Up Pants pattern is now for sale!

The day has finally arrived! The Bottoms Up Pants pattern is now for sale in the If Only Designs shop!   $7.99 This pattern has been a long time coming. I've had several sizes of this pattern drafted for years, but now it's finally digitized and ready for YOU to sew!   This pattern ranges … Continue reading Bottoms Up Pants pattern is now for sale!

Convert your cloth diapers from velcro to snaps [a tutorial]

If you are a cloth diapering family like we are, you may be familiar with the problem with velcro [aplix] diapers. After awhile, the velcro breaks down and just stops working. Especially if your diapers are on their third or fourth kid! But instead of getting all new diapers, how about just converting your velcro … Continue reading Convert your cloth diapers from velcro to snaps [a tutorial]

Whale pants!

I've been sewing up a lot of pants lately, especially for this little man. I may or may not have something in the works with these... Cloth diaper booty!I whaley love them. [heh] whale fabric from Drawstring Studio

Wool Cover Tutorial: Guest Post on Under the Apple Tree!

Happy Leap Day, friends! I'm guest posting over at Under the Apple Tree today. I'm sharing a tutorial on how to make your own wool covers for using over cloth diapers. If you're a cloth diapering family, you'll want to check this out. It's one of my favorite ways to upcycle wool sweaters. So come … Continue reading Wool Cover Tutorial: Guest Post on Under the Apple Tree!

Prefold Cloth Diapers – a Tutorial!

We are a cloth diapering family.  There are lots of reasons for this [any of which I could happily discuss with you if you are curious!] ... I love not filling landfills with poopy diapers, I love putting cloth on my baby's bum versus a disposable, and I absolutely L.O.V.E. not having to shell out … Continue reading Prefold Cloth Diapers – a Tutorial!

Cloth Diaper Accessories

I am a cloth diapering addict.  I admit it.  I love pretty much everything about it, including the sewing I can do to go along with it. A few of the cloth wipes I made.  Two squares of flannel sewn together with a zig-zag stitch.  I could have finished them off nicely, by folding the … Continue reading Cloth Diaper Accessories