Cloth Diaper Kits
Chic Cheeks Diapers kits render the finest pocket or AIO (all in one) cloth diapers on the market. (They're half the price and easy to make.) You also get an added bonus of the option to customize your insert, liner and snap colors.
It is easier than you think to sew a cloth diaper. It is harder than you think to figure out which fabrics are best, where to get the fabrics, pay shipping costs to numerous online retailers to get all the components, choose a pattern, install snaps, and cut all the different fabrics and accessories to the right size.
That’s why Chic Cheeks Diapers cloth diaper kits are the best choice if you’re trying to save a few bucks and go green. With very little sewing experience and our step-by-step directions, you will have no trouble making “one size fits all” cloth diapers for the little one you love. [Insert pic of baby in finished kti to the right of this text.]
A Chic Cheeks Diapers cloth diaper kit includes all the materials needed to sew one Pocket or AIO (All-in-One) cloth diaper. All you need is a sewing machine, 100% polyester thread, and to be able to follow directions. If you select one of Chic Cheeks Diapers cloth diapers Custom Cheeks Kits you will have the option to customize the inner liner fabric, snap color and the color of your soaker cloth for only $1/diaper more. If you opt for one of our Deluxe Cheeks Packages you will be provided a pre-sewn cloth diaper to use as an example. With some Chic Cheeks Diapers cloth diapers Deluxe Cheeks Packages you will also be provided the 100% polyester thread and ball point sewing machine needle. Some packages also include Chic Cheeks Diapers Reusable Diaper Liners and extra soaker pad cloth inserts.
Standard Kit $9.99
Comes with your choice of the outer/cover fabric color and matching snaps with white suedecloth liner fabric. One Soaker Pad Cloth is included.
Our cloth diaper kit consists predominately of three types of fabric:
- PUL (pronounced "pull") – is 100% polyester fabric that has been laminated on one side with polyurethane (hence the acronym P.U.L. or PolyUrethane Laminate). This amazing fabric is waterproof yet breathable, making it ideal for use with cloth diapering. It was created for the medical field, so it can withstand repeated high-heat laundering. It is machine washable on hot or cold and machine dryable on high heat. Bleach does not affect the color of PUL. (I have read some places that people have even mended small leaks in PUL by subjecting it to a high heat environment to reseal the polyurethane coating.) [picture of PUL]
- Suedecloth (or suede cloth) – is 100% polyester fabric. Oddly enough, suedecloth is often used for costumes. What makes it perfect for use in cloth diapers is that it is extremely soft to the touch, keeps baby feeling dry because it doesn't absorb moisture, and is highly stain-resistant (even with breastfed babies). It can also withstand the washing conditions necessitated by cloth diapering, including bleaching. [picture of Suedecloth]
- Microterry (or microfiber terrycloth) – is 80% polyester and 20% ___ fabric. Polyester can't absorb moisture but there are thousands of tiny fibers in this fabric that actually trap the moisture between them. That is why it is able to hold many times its weight (up to eight) in moisture, unlike cotton and other soaker fabrics. It is great for diapering because it's light, absorbs quickly, and dries quickly. It is best to dry microterry on low or line dry. Most of our liners are colored because it's fun and conceals any staining that may occur; bleach will not affect the color. [pictures of green, blue, and white soaker pads]
With your kit, you will also receive:
Polybraid Elastic – Our kits use ¼" elastic that is a polyester and rubber blend. It tough enough to withstand the frequent laundering cloth diapers require.
Touch Tape (or Touchtape) – is 100% nylon. It is a hook and loop material similar to Velcro and Aplix, however, Touch Tape has a stronger grip.