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Thursday, February 19, 2015

No Sew Hemp Cloth Diaper Flat Tutorial!

          I have been so inspired lately to show you some of the things I have been making, mainly because they are SO easy, anyone can do them, even if you are not crafty and can not sew. Secondly because they are money savers! This one is for the cloth diaper people out there!

            My son is a pretty heavy wetter. I was resigned to the fact that my bed would forever be ruined by his diaper leaking on it every night and morning. All of my friend's kept telling me to try a hemp prefold and a wool cover. The cheapskate in me could not spend over $8 for one prefold or insert. So I opted to make my own. I ended up ordering a yard of hemp fleece from Wazoodle through Amazon for $16.99. I got a tubular piece measuring 36" x 27" which was 54" when the tube was cut open. I had every intention of sewing these up into prefolds but once it got here I started thinking.....and getting impatient to put the hemp fleece to use and stop having to wash my bedding daily! I decided to do flats instead of prefolds because hemp fleece (just like bamboo fleece) takes forever to dry. If it is a flat single layer it dries super fast as opposed to a bunch of sewn together layers. So here is my no sew, super easy way to make cheap inserts or doublers for your baby!

1. Decide what size you want to make your flat. The easiest way would be to use a prefold of flat as a guide. You could also measure the length of your diaper from front to back. Be sure to slightly stretch the diaper when you measure so your flat will fit right. I decided to make them the same size as my Dandelion prefolds ( size 3) so I could wrap them around the prefold and use as a doubler for nighttime. If you are making it to use alone in a cover I would suggest making it it bigger so when it is folded you will have more layers. I was able to cut 8 rectangle pieces that were approximately 14" x 15". My baby is currently 8 months and weighs 21 pounds.

Okay...........your done. That is it. The hemp fleece will not fray or fall apart on the cut edges so it does not need to be finished or sewn at all. If you are a perfectionist than obviously this little tutorial is not for you. You surely could serge or zig zag around the edges of your flat but it really isn't

 Boom, just saved yourself a ton of money! I paid $19.92 shipped for the yard of hemp fleece and made 8 flats so total per flat was $2.49 each! I have been using these flats in his night time diaper and so far we have not had a single leak. I am planning on making a fleece soaker soon so be on the look out for that!

Here are a few places you can buy hemp fleece.
$12.49 a yard plus shipping from Diaper Sewing Supplies
$9.76 a yard  plus shipping from Hemp Traders
$16.99 a yard plus shipping on Amazon
You can also find hemp fleece yardage on Etsy.

I hope this tutorial helps keep your little one dry and saves you some money!

Thanks for reading,

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