Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Newborn wool soaker

Here is my latest wool soaker. I made it with 97/3 wool/lycra interlock. I dip dyed the soaker body before I sewed it together. I made it for my baby boy who will be here around the end of May, but my husband thinks the colors are too girly. I'll try again. The purplish pink part was supposed to be blue.

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9 comments:

Tara said...

So cute! Where does one go about obtaining some wool interlock?

Katrina said...

The Covered Caboose has some 100% merino wool interlock fabric. http://hyenacart.com/TheCoveredCaboose/ That's where I'll get my 97%/3% wool/lycra interlock when they have more instock.

Joyce said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern! This is a dumb question, but what do you use inside the soaker? Would this soaker work for heavy night wetting on toddlers?
I am new to cloth diapering and I still get confused about what goes with what!

Katrina said...
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Katrina said...

Joyce,

Your soaker will only be as good as the diaper underneath. If you have a good night time diaper, you may not need an extra layer inside the soaker. It all depends on what materials you use to make the soaker. If you have a heavy wetter, I'd suggest an extra layer in the wet zone. I haven't found the need for the extra layers unless the fleece or wool is really thin. I have used Joann's anti-pill fleece for overnight without problems, but I don't have a heavy wetter.

m_whisper said...

How many yards of fleece would I need to buy to make 5 newborn sized soakers? Would that be enough for daily use if I launder daily?

The Tin House said...

Katrina, thanks so much for putting the effort into making this pattern available. I've had it marked in my favourites for a few months, and it looks like tonight's the night to get down and dirty with the sewing machine! I have some gorgeous pure wool jersey knit and I'll see how it comes up. Do you lanolise your woollies? Lisa x

Katrina said...

m_whisper, you could easily get 5 soakers from one yard of fleece, and that should be plenty for daily use.

Katrina said...

the tin house, yes, I lanolize my woolies. It helps make them more water resistant and soft. :)