20 September 2012
Diaper Sewing Supplies after someone else told me she'd gotten her PUL from there. I also ordered some microfleece from them, as I think that'll be much better than using flannel for the lining - it'll definitely be softer. And since I ordered a chocolate brown, it won't show stains, which is a bonus. Because I spent over $15, I qualified to receive a free gift. They gave me some choices, and I chose the scrap PUL. The blue with farm animals on it is the scrap I received, and I love it. I can't quite get a whole diaper out of it, but I can easily sew some of the red with it (I've become quite adept at French seams in piecing together the two patchwork diapers shown above). I can get almost four complete diapers out of the red, with lots of scraps left over. I think I can get three of the cow print. And of course I'll piece together the scraps to make more. Waste not, want not, in my opinion.
I also decided to go with KAM snaps instead of the metal ones I was using. The metal ones were driving me insane, as only 50% of them were going in correctly, and some were even tearing the PUL. But I didn't want to get the Babyville snap pliers or snaps, as I'd heard they weren't as good. So I went on Amazon and found a seller in their marketplace and got their snaps and pliers. They allowed me to choose two different colours, so I got green and brown, and I'm quite pleased with them. I've had absolutely no problems with them working, unless I make a mistake, which is rare, as they're easy to use. Honestly, before doing this my sewing skills weren't the best. I wasn't a complete novice, but neither was I a seamstress by any stretch of the imagination. While sewing with PUL does have a learning curve, I've found these to be fairly easy, and I'm learning new tricks with each one, it seems. I'm quite pleased with how they're turning out.