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I know I’ve mentioned a few times that I recently made some cloth diapers for a friend of mine. But, I didn’t stop there. As any cloth diapering family knows, having a dry bag is essential, especially when away from home. After all, where is one to put those squishy urine and poop filled beautiful cloth diapers? A plastic or paper bag could be fine temporary substitutes, but not the best option. A dry bag helps to keep the diapers contained together and (most) of the smell as well, until time to wash. The smell mayn’t get too much depending on how/where you store and how often you wash. Either way, having something to put the dirty diapers in, is a must!

baby diapersSo, knowing how much I use my dry bag, especially in those early months, I thought it wouldn’t be “right” to make these beautiful cloth diapers without also a dry bag. Taking this idea, I took a couple of shirts I no longer wear (honestly, I can’t fit them anymore) and took them apart.

2014-06-07 15.00.09Then, I measured out the size I wanted the bag, cut the nylon ripstop (for the inside) and the shirts to size. Next, I sewed all the pieces separately and then together. Lastly, I needed to add a zipper. Now, I’ve heard that zippers are really difficult to add, especially for newbie sewers like me. Nonetheless, I powered through and the zipper was successfully attached.

I must have done a pretty slam-dunk job because Hun said everything was “excellently constructed” and an older friend who knows a thing or two about sewing was incredibly impressed with their construction and the gatherings I did.  All those comments were an added benefit to having made the diapers for my friend.

Here is the finished dry bag to go along with the diapers. All are feminine and stylish!

2014-06-08 17.32.11I recently asked my friend how it’s all working out for her and her little one. She said loves both the diapers and the bag! I’m so glad! I had such fun making both the diapers and the bag, especially after I stopped being intimidated by the sewing machine (I know I’m slightly weird).

Since I had so much fun, I’d love to make more. I just don’t have a reason to now, since I already have plenty for Baby Boy. Would you like some handmade cloth diapers? Do you know anyone that needs any diapers and want to try cloth? Let me know in the comments below or send me a private email: lbp {at} lifebreathpresent.com

DIY Upcycled Dry Bag for Cloth Diapering
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