Interested in Sewing? Babyville Boutique Has Got a Few New Things up Their Sleeve! {Plus Giveaway}

September 3, 2014

Cloth Diapers, How-to

I finally decided that I need to take some time for myself! I’ve been wanting to try a few new things for AGES. No time like the present, right? On my Fall Bucket List are two things. One is a class to learn how to stage homes. I just always wanted to learn about it. And the other is a sewing class! I am dying over here at all these patterns and my inability to even sew a button on.

My mom bought me an awesome sewing machine for Christmas and it came with sewing classes. ‘Bout time I went, huh?

Babyville

I will have some exciting new things from Babyville Boutique to try! Coming to stores near you, they now have a new line called “Yep, that’s MY baby for all the babies in your life. This means projects for your older children to wear as well as patterns for your fur babies! Findo and kitty will love it!  We are looking into getting another dog soon and I would love to try my hand at some of these projects. After I learn what I’m doing of course. (I HOPE I can learn what I am doing!) Stay tuned for my first attempts!

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Besides the new patterns and prints coming out, one SUPER cool thing they will soon have available is prepackaged, premade soakers in several styles. This makes it so easy to not only make a great fitting diaper, but also one that has the absorbency you need. 

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My friend Abbie, who describes herself as a beginner, is still leaps and bounds ahead of me. So I asked her to make some of Babyville’s new patterns and let us know how it went. In case you are wondering she used a “hand -me -down Kenmore Ultra-stitch 12”. Here’s what Abbie had to say:

I made two diapers using the Babyville Cloth Diapering Made Easy book.  The first is the Hybrid Diaper with Snail Shell Insert and the second is the Pocket Diaper with Sham Opening.  They actually weren’t that difficult, but that may have been because I had already made two Babyville diapers previously.  The patterns in the Babyville books are very easy to follow with great pictures to help.  I also found a video or two on youtube for working with the fold over elastic.  That seems to be the area I struggle with the most.  It took me about 3 hours start to finish for each diaper.  So two weekend naps!

Both diapers are working great. And the new inserts are really absorbent.  Remy is a heavy wetter and regular pooper and both the handmade diapers and the inserts have been able to withstand everything she has thrown at them.  Everything has washed and dried really well too.I absolutely loved the new prints for the PUL.  The forest friends is just adorable. I also love that much of what Babyville has can easily be mixed and matched.  I am really excited that they are offering the inserts.  As someone who is still a beginner knowing what fabric and being able to find the right fabric easily seemed a bit daunting, so knowing that I will be able to get everything in one place makes everything so much easier. 

The main thing I would change, would be my sewing skill level, but I just need to practice!  I think it would be great they started to include other fabric to be used as the lining fabric  For the diapers I chose to make they both called for flannel lining and while I didn’t mind searching to find cute coordinating fabrics, it would be a nice addition to all the accessories they have available. 

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As crazy as I make myself whenever I craft, I really had fun with this.  It was a nice challenge to try different diaper patterns and I was really pleased with the end results.  The diapers are adorable and function, and aside from any minor cosmetic issues that only I can see, they are the best I have made so far.  I am looking forward to making some more diapers and other projects.  I can only get better as I go!

Babyville Boutique is releasing so many new prints and patterns! If you are an experienced seamstress the coordinating fabrics make things so easy. As for all us newbie’s out there, don’t be afraid! We’ve all got to start somewhere! If you are looking for a few tips on sewing cloth diapers, please click here and check out a great post from Ellie at Babyville Boutique.

One of the things Abbie mentioned was new lining fabric. Babyville now has a line of Stay-dry Wicking Fabric that is perfect for the insides of cloth diapers (awesome for swim diapers as well!) 

Something else I have been curious about is mama cloth. Babyville has patterns for them and I would love to try to make my own. Maybe I will make that one of my first projects. I found this pic on Babyville’s Facebook page. It’s a photo someone else shared, but I loved it so much I wanted to show all of you!

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If you have been thinking about sewing anything, now is the time! Fiddo and our little ones certainly won’t mind a few cute new accessories! Please take a minute and enter the giveaway that Babyville Boutique is sponsoring! Good luck!

Congrats! Jennifer M. Was the Winner!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jenn is a WAHM to two beautiful little girls. Sophia (4.5 years old) and Norah (4 months). She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her first daughter. Now Jenn spends her time spreading the love of fluff and sharing common sense answers that help to make cloth diapers easy for everyone.

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93 Responses to “Interested in Sewing? Babyville Boutique Has Got a Few New Things up Their Sleeve! {Plus Giveaway}”

  1. Chantal J Says:

    I would love to try my own diapers! I’ve been scared to because of the cost of PUL, but this would cure that!

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  2. Miriam Matheny Says:

    I’d like to try the hanging sewing organizer

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  3. Christy Says:

    The wet bag!

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  4. Aurora P Says:

    I live Little Birds project

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  5. Donna-Lynn Craig Says:

    I would love to try playful pond

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  6. Jennifer Tippett Says:

    My favorite collections are the Little Pirates for a boy and Mod Girl for a girl. Otherwise, I LOVE IT ALL!!

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  7. Sarah Pierce Says:

    I love cloth diapers… It’s kind of an addiction… How many cloth diapers is too many??

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  8. Jen Lukarich Says:

    I love babyville! I would love to win this!

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  9. Chrissandra Beza Says:

    I would like to make more diapers, but try using fold over elastic instead of cased elastics.

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  10. Nicole Says:

    Love Babyville! I want it all!

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  11. molli vandehey Says:

    i would love to make the toddler trainers, because i think my kid is gonna be too small for the ones you see on the internet and in stores.

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  12. Lynn B Says:

    I’d like to try making some newborn diapers.

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  13. Mindy K Says:

    I’d like to try my hand at sewing my own cloth diapers…I especially like the Forest Friends print!

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  14. Stephanie Marcus Says:

    I would like to try my hand at a cloth diaper or a wet bag.

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  15. Kathleen Rhoden Says:

    I like the yoga mat cover. :)

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  16. Beki Lozano Says:

    i would love to make a wetbag and cover out of the cowboy prints!

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  17. Annalisa Nelson Says:

    I would like to try sewing cloth diapers!

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  18. Amanda W Says:

    I just bought the diapering made easy book… I just haven’t decided which one I want to try first! I’m thinking the hybrid sounds really interesting.

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  19. Brianne Says:

    I would love to try to make a pocket diaper with the little birds and chevrons fabric.

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  20. Kylie M. Says:

    i would like to try and make my own diapers

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  21. Kim O Says:

    I’d love to try mama cloth. This would be great for post partum.

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  22. krystyl olson Says:

    I would likely try my and at diapers – even though my DD is almost done in Dipes — maybe cloth mama pads :)

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  23. Whitney Says:

    We’re expecting our first baby in a few months and I really want to cloth diaper! Not only is it more affordable, but more comfy for the baby :)

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  24. Kaitlin L. Says:

    I would like to make a wetbag with the Little birds PUL. I would like to try to make a diaper as well, but it seems much more complicated.

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  25. Laura Says:

    I’d like to try making some newborn sized covers.

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  26. Anel Says:

    Love the monsters print! Reminds me of the TV show!

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  27. Lauren Doud Says:

    I’m working on my first babyville diaper now.

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  28. Beth Ann Says:

    I’m so epicly bad at being crafty. I would still try though! Haha I think I’d want to try a wet bag! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  29. Hannah Says:

    I would like to try a wet bag in the pond turtles print!

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  30. Brittany Fitch Says:

    I’m not a good sewer but I’m curious if I could do a book.

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  31. Shannon Ropp Says:

    Diaper covers

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  32. Loretta T Says:

    I am starting on a few more inserts for grandson’s diapers tomorrow. He is finally fitting into a larger diaper after 5 months is out of newborn size. He surprised us all and arrived several weeks early.

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  33. Katrina H Says:

    I would love to try making my own diapers/covers.

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  34. Lauren Simms Says:

    I want to make a table cover, headbands for my girls, diapers, and mama cloth!

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  35. Erica Says:

    I’ve never sewn but post like this have git me thinking I should start.

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  36. Katie r Says:

    Always wanted to sew my own!

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  37. regine johnson Says:

    Mama cloth and diapers

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  38. Carina Says:

    Momma cloth and books. :)

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  39. Kristin Says:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Making diapers is on my bucket list :) Would also love to try making some mama cloth too.

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  40. Valerie Butcher-Enriquez Says:

    The PUL is so cute!! Would love to try to make some diapers :-)

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  41. Gretchen Says:

    I would Love to try The trainers and mama cloth. They Look so nice and I love my babyville home made diapers.

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  42. Katy Baird Says:

    I’d love to try my hand at pocket diapers or diaper covers. I think I’d probably have more luck with wetbags, my sewing skills are pretty remedial!

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  43. Cheri P Says:

    I make wet bags with the Babyville PUL and would like to get new prints to make other things.

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  44. Athena Says:

    the first diaper covers i made myself at a class at joann fabrics using babyville boutique patterns it was great.

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  45. Casey Says:

    I’m not sure about making my own diapers, but I could really use another wet bag. That seems more my speed!

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  46. Diane Says:

    I’ve made some diapers with their patterns already, but I would like to try a new mama cloth pattern.

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  47. Melissa Says:

    Would love to try to make a diaper although I don’t think I have the sewing skills.

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  48. Kerri Says:

    I want to try making some diaper covers. It seems like the easiest place to start. Though bibs are what I really need right now.

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  49. Stephanie Says:

    I’ve been CDing for about a year now and making my own diapers for about 9months. The first ones were made with BBV PUL. I must say they are holding up so well to the heavy wear and tear.I’m excited to get my hands on some new prints!

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  50. Theresa L Says:

    I’ve been wanting to try making diaper covers with PUL, but so far have justified buying Imagine or Nicki’s Diapers covers since they’re not much more than buying the materials at the fabric store (elastic + PUL, then I still have to find time to sew it-takes me about an hour from start to finish) and if they’re defective, both companies have awesome customer service.

    I’ve also recently made zippered snack bags for my toddler…and mama cloth (Love it by the way) and wet bags.

    I need some new projects to sew.

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  51. Natalie Says:

    We are having baby #4 and are new to cloth diapers. I decided to make my own to save money. Babyville’s prints are so cute!

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  52. Sam Prigge Says:

    I’m new to cloth diapering and I’ve made one pocket diaper from babyville so far but just bought some more fabric and ready to try a few more types to see which we will like! Excited about the inserts too!

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  53. Keziah Says:

    So excited to hear about their new products! I’ve been thinking about making some mama cloth and I had pretty much already decided to use Babyville Boutique products. Now that they have new things and I see that other people use them for mama cloth I really want to give it a try!

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  54. Bethany Brannen Says:

    There are so many things I’d like to try to make but most of all, some cloth for my lo and trainers for my bigger lo lol unfourtunatly I have no idea where to even start lol

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  55. Amanda Says:

    I would love to get the Dinos and monsters PUL.

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  56. Mandy Foster Says:

    Sad but true…what I really need is snaps right now.

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  57. Kristin Says:

    I would love to make some diaper covers, love the cute patterns!

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  58. Emily Says:

    I like the stay dry mittens, wet bag, and many more

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  59. Angela Kim Says:

    I have already made the trainers for my son, I would like to make some cute, girly diapers for my daughter.

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  60. Tara Says:

    I would like to make the wet and dry swim suit bag!

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  61. Emily M Says:

    I’d like to try the totally trainer pattern.

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  62. Bree Says:

    I love the boy PUL and need the diaper making book! Would love the robots they would match the space/robot theme of his nursery but need directions and some sewing skills, maybe my mom will make them for me instead of me having to learn to sew!

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  63. Shannon Says:

    Just saw that they have patterns for making training pants. I would love to try that!

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  64. Dawne Says:

    I’d love to try making some cloth diapers for my little one due in Nov.

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  65. Jeanie Payne Says:

    I’d like to try a cloth diaper cover using fold over elastic.

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  66. Tracy Gordon Says:

    I would love to make my own mama cloth and a zippered wet bag!

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  67. Brenda P Says:

    I’d like to try to make the zippered wetbag.

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  68. Whitney S. Says:

    I’ve been wanting to start making my own cloth! :D

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  69. Megan Glover Says:

    I have made their diapers and have been tempted by the trainer pattern set. But there are a few neat projects on their show. Might try out their dual pocket swimsuit bag.

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  70. Jodie Says:

    I love the PUL for diapers for my little guy! Hopefully trainers are next up for us.

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  71. Jodi Armstrong Says:

    i love the playful friends prints. i could always use more wipes or reuseable papertowels!

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  72. crystal zdrojewski Says:

    I love the PUL prints!

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  73. Meredith Says:

    Love this! Just got a new sewing machine and would love to try a project like this!

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  74. Lindsey Meyer Says:

    I love the PUL prints but I’m also very interested in the lining fabric!

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  75. Jennifer Says:

    I love the prints on their PUL. They are all so cute for diapers.

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  76. Beth Says:

    The birdies PUL is sooo cute! I love making mama cloth but have never tried their pattern, sounds like it’s about time. :)

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  77. Tonya M Says:

    I would want to get the 51 PUL projects book and work on it :)

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  78. Courtney Wilson Says:

    Would love to try a new cloth diaper pattern.

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  79. Crystal S. Says:

    I would love to try my hand at some of their diapers!

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  80. Elaine Says:

    Love sewing projects!

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  81. Lori Says:

    I already love babyville products. Cant wait to try their new prints and how cute is the dog raincoat???

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  82. Lindsay H Says:

    I definitely want to make some diapers,but I’d also love to make a picnic blanket. The waterproof layer would be so nice on dewy grass!!

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  83. Aiyana Says:

    I’d like to make my own PUL covers!

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  84. Kendall Says:

    My mom bought me some babyville a couple weeks ago super excited but haven’t gotten around to sewing them yet!

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  85. Emily M Says:

    I’d love to try trainers!

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  86. Sheena Christopher Says:

    I would love to make PUL or any of them and I love all the cute prints!!! :)

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  87. Kristin Dyal Cattell Says:

    I’ve made many Babyville diapers before my daughter was born, I’d love to make her more with the new prints!

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  88. Jayne Says:

    I’ve tried a few items from Babyville before, but I would love to try the new patterns! There’s quite a few cute ones, I wasn’t too impressed with their previous ones.

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  89. Amye k Says:

    I have sewn many diapers and highly recommend the PUL available at diapersewingsupplies.com all the diapers I have made with babyville PUL has delaminate. The patterns are great in the book I have extended the waist tabs a bit to accomindate my chubby babies

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  90. Lyndsay Says:

    I love all the fun PUL! I would love to try making some shakers, because you can always use more of those! And training pants for my first who should be potty training soon!

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