Nothing brings out my granola Mom tendencies like a baby in the house. I cloth diaper, breastfeed, co-sleep (which means I actually GET sleep), make my own baby food, etc. but one thing I haven’t done is used cloth baby wipes. It seems silly now, I mean, I was doing the laundry what’s a few extra wipes? So this time around one of the many projects on my to-make list was cloth baby wipes.
- matching threads
- serger, though I used a sewing machine
- pinking shears
This wipes are flannel on one side and fleece on the other. If you’ve cloth diapered you know fleece is awesome for messes, soft on bums, and most important easy to clean. Ideally I wanted our wipes to fit into one of those convenient plastic travel cases but due to their thickness I went with a different size. If you want to cut yours to fit, they’d need to be 3” x 7 1/2”.
Using a scrap piece of flannel I cut as many 5” x 7 1/2” rectangles as I could.
I’m not the most experienced seamstress and worried about the fleece stretching or slipping. So instead of cutting out pieces I simply sewed the flannel, using a zigzag stitch-this is where a serger would come in handy, directly onto one big piece of fleece.
Recycling tip: I used a blanket a friend had given me, it was kind of small but perfectly worn and comfy so I knew I wanted to make something with it!
After all my pieces were sewn down I used the pinking shears to get as close a cut to the stitches as possible. They did fray a little in the wash but not anymore than I was expecting.
In other news, I’m hoping to have an induction date set by the end of this week and a post showing off our DIY plywood floors in the addition! See ya then!