Wednesday, July 28, 2010 Giveaway at The Cheap and Choosy

I love snaps, free snaps would be even more beautiful. If you choose every entry option, you can enter this giveaway 19 times! Contest ends August 26th. While you are there, check out her tutorial for converting a BumGenius pocket diapers to snaps. Good luck!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

bumGenius Organic All-In-One Snap Conversion

  I answered an ad on Craigslist to convert some bumGenius Organic All-In-One diapers with hook and loop closures to snaps. The woman wanted the wings to overlap like they had with the hook and loop. I studied the tutorial at and came up with this template.
I got the idea for the cross snap tabs from the CuddleBuns single-sized diapers I have made for my kids
Because these were not pockets, I could snap through all layers of the front panel. (For those babies with sensitivity to snap caps against their skin, this would not be a good idea.)
I tested the diapers and they have retained their full adjustability...if anything I can get the waist smaller! I would love to read your input.

Friday, July 23, 2010

It Starts with Baby Steps

I was lucky, I had two friends who were cloth diapering when my daughter was born, but I still could not have done it without some great online resources. My favorite in those first few months was Boise Cloth Diapers. It had everything I needed, a glossary for diapering terms that made other blogs read like a foreign language to me, and best of all directions and links for sewing your own! Check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Free Pocket Diaper and Diaper Cover Pattern

(size large, w/topstitching)
It took five hours, but I finally converted my diaper templates into a downloadable pattern. This pattern was designed specifically to be used for a turned & topstitched pocket diaper, but it can easily be adapted to a diaper cover. I will get to the instructions and a tutorial soon, but for now here is the pattern:
size large w/o topstitching
size small w/o topstitching
size medium w/o topstitching
size medium w/topstitching

Friday, April 9, 2010

Under Construction

I hope to have this blog up and running by June. I'm learning the ins & outs of blogging on my Angie's Whim blog. I will be posting patterns and instructions for Giggle Pants Wool Longies & Soakers, Angie's Pocket Diaper, and Angie's Diaper Wrap.