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I made a Mock gDiaper

Posted by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:47 AM
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Hey ladies!  I have missed this board so much but I've been terribly busy this summer!  I still have a couple big sewing projects that will keep me busy in August too, I'm making a quilt for my friend who is getting married, it's gonna be so cool!

Anyway, tonight I got around to missing sewing  diapers and got the idea to sew a gDiaper.  I did buy a gDiaper to trace and to inspect because I honestly wasn't 100% sure how it worked. 

I think I was mostly successful.  I'll definitely be tweaking the next one and will likely pillage the goodwill store tomorrow for cute kids' t-shirts I can make into diapers :)  I also need to find more of the waistband elastic and some of that nice stretchy jersey knit cuff for the legs.  I used fold over elastic on my version but the jersey material seems stretchier and easier on a baby's legs.

Here's the inside compared to a real gDiaper:

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Here's the front:

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Here's the back:

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Amanda

♰  Married to Kyle for 2 Years and joyfully leading Tobias since 6-28-08

by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 1:47 AM
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KatieM
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 2:16 AM

so, how does a g diaper work? lol

airadan
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM
What pp said, and are you willing/able to do a tutorial? I've been wanting to make one too
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MandaBookworm
by on Jul. 28, 2009 at 11:20 AM

I could make a tutorial.  Let me test this one out first to make sure it works without any serious leaking problems, then with my 2nd or 3rd I'll do a tutorial.  This was actually super easy to make compared to sewing pocket diapers!

gDiapers are advertised as the in-between of disposables and cloth diapers.  They have this jersey fabric (t-shirt fabric) for the outside, then a snap-in, waterproof liner.  Normally people will have 2-3 liners for each outer cover in case it gets messy.  When it's time for a diaper change you put their disposable insert into the liner.  The disposable insert is flushable, compostable, and you can throw it away with a cleaner conscience because it's biodegradable.  Problem is, imo the inserts would get as expensive as disposable diapers.  However, they just came out with cloth inserts and I intend to make my own cloth inserts as well using 2 layers of hemp and 1 layer of microfleece.  Then we can use the cloth pads at home and have the biodegradable disposable pads for when we're traveling somewhere!  Sounds like the best of both worlds to me :)

They have websites with tutorials on how to get a proper fit, how to stuff the insert, everything you would need to know.

Amanda

♰  Married to Kyle for 2 Years and joyfully leading Tobias since 6-28-08

ohgooshie
by on Jul. 29, 2009 at 8:26 AM

That's an awesome looking Mock----I was planning on trying to make a FLeece one =) But my machine is not with me---Boo-hoo! I like it a lot!

About gdiapers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V8_W33BCec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nba3avGAIuE&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLEgidmIKeg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twto8hHQjM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et6hydZ_myQ&feature=related

HTH

Judy


sewgreenmomma
by on Jul. 30, 2009 at 3:25 AM

Please do keep us posted I am really interseted especially if I could make one with a cotton liner. I really like those gdiapers. I had never heard of then until this moment :) they look like they may be a bit less bulky as well. very nice!  

swimgrl
by on Aug. 1, 2009 at 3:05 PM

That looks great!  I love using gdiapers with prefolds or other inserts and have thought about trying to make one but I just haven't taken the time to sit and figure it out.  Was it really easy to do?  I love it!

MandaBookworm
by on Aug. 2, 2009 at 11:36 PM

This was pretty easy to do, especially for anyone who has made cloth diapers in the past.  I posted a video tutorial, it's under the Diapers, Covers, etc. heading here :)

Amanda

♰  Married to Kyle for 2 Years and joyfully leading Tobias since 6-28-08

Dawn-Kiame
by on Aug. 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM

It really looks great!  Where did you find the waist elastic and the jersey for the legs?

 

lalasha
by on Sep. 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM

I have been trying to make one for a while now if you could do a tutorial that would be great!

lalasha
by on Sep. 23, 2009 at 4:19 PM

I found a tutorial on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToVHqPxIq8I

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