If you have a little one in cloth nappies/diapers and you were looking for a natural cover solution you may have come across wool covers (which are fantastic but I won’t go into all the benefits here – google it, you will be amazed) but then been bowled over by the price.
Wool covers can go for anything up to $60 each, which is warrented given the manufacturing involved but just plain out of our price range. The good news is, wool is a fantastic fabric for upcycling. You can get a second hand merino wool jumber at the local thrift shop for around $7.50 (I am sure a lot less if you know where to look) and one jumper will make 2 covers making them under $4 each which is a much more attractive proposition.
If you would like to have a go at making the cover above, check out my series on drafting a pattern and sewing a wool or fleece nappy cover on my other blog here
Here is a few more pics of the finished product:
2 thoughts on “Draft and sew your own wool and fleece nappy covers”
Thank you for sharing this as you said why pay $60 when the farbic is only $7.50. Great post.
Love my wool! Yep you can upcycle any wool garment into nappy covers and soakers. Your pattern is fab. Will def be having a go, I really like how you have the little leg bits. Cheers, Marion 🙂