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How to use a snap template

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150 Fan Giveaway!

Here it is! My 150 fan giveaway! AND if I hit 200 fans before the giveaway closes on 4/20/2012 I will give away an additional suprise prize to another person! There are multiple ways to enter too! Have fun 🙂

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I am having problems getting the rafflecopter site to work with my blog. until then you can go to my facebook page TheCraftEGal and use the Giveaway tab located directly under my cover photo. Thank you!

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How many diapers

A new baby means time to round out the diaper stash!  I sold some of my daughters used diapers as I choose new styles that I liked so now I need to sew up some new diapers for the new bean on the way.  The following is what I plan on having in each size.  I also have a daughter who will be 18 months old when the new baby is born so the larger sizes will be in use now while the baby is still in the smaller diapers.

Tiny Newborn – for when baby is brand new and needs a teeny tiny diaper!
– 24 preemie prefolds

– 10 wipe clean covers

– 12 AI2s

– 12 fitteds

Total 48 changes

Newborn

– 18 infant prefolds

– 6 wipe clean covers

– 12 AI2s

– 8 pockets

– 12 fitteds

Total 50 changes

Small

– 18 infant prefolds – The same I will use for newborn

– 6 wipe clean covers

– 8 AI2s

– 12 pockets

– 12 fitteds

Total 50 changes

Medium

– 18 premium prefolds

– 6 wipe clean covers

– 8 AI2s

– 16 pockets

– 8 fitteds

Total 50 changes

One Size

– 12 pockets

Total 12 changes

You may notice that that is a LOT of changes in each size!  The reason I plan for so many in each size is that I KNOW I am lazy about taking care of the diaper laundry and with having that many in each size I dont have to worry about running out of prepared diapers.  You could easily get away with as few as 18-24 changes worth of diapers.

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How to apply snaps using a snap press

I don’t think I would be able to make as many diapers without my snap press. Pliers are great for those on a budget or for traveling with but just don’t get as good of a press as the snap press does. Part of the pics and instructions for this are the same as with snap pliers because it takes the same prep work 🙂

For this tutorial you will need your snap press, snaps, diaper outer, reinforcement fabric, and awl. This is my pretty red snap press 🙂 please ignore my very ashy fireplce in the background. I like to keep my press on my fireplace hearth because I can lean on the handle without hurting my back.
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You will also need something to reinforce your snaps. I am using a scrap piece of PUL cut to size and a glue stick.
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Mark snap placement. I poke a small hole in my pattern then press gently with a marker like a stencil.
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Apply glue to your scrap.
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Press in place to the WRONG side of your diaper cut. Allow to dry.
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Now take your awl. And this is a very important step, it will prevent funny puckering. Poke your awl through both layers.
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Now take your cap. You know that one with the pokey prong to it. Take that and poke it through your fabric where you poked the hole with your awl.
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For this tute I am using my stud die but it works the exact some for sockets.
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Press your stud up into your die.
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Now take your cap which is already in your diaper outer and place it over your bottom die. Making sure that loose fabric is out of the way and the cap is centered.
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Now press down on your handle of your snap press. I pull the handle down until the stud is on the cap then lean on my handle.
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Tada you have placed a snap! Now keep on going!
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Have fun snapping!

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Hootarific!

I am seriously loving this Babyville Boutique TM PUL! So much so that I went and bought another yard of the OWLS even though I don’t NEED more 🙂 And to say it sews like butter is way under stating it. I was being a bit pic lazy so you get a group shot of all of them. I love how the coordinates go so well together too! It makes it very easy to sew a very cute diaper for your little one. On to the pictures!

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The diaper on the right has been through the wash 5 times already and still looks brand new! Some of my diapers have been through a lot of washes and have zero fading! I even had to soak a FOE one in bleach and forgot about it and even though the yellow FOE bleached out to white the print is still bright and clear as can be 🙂 Love it!

(bleaching is NOT recommended for PUL but my daughter had a yeast infection so it was a last resort!)

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