Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Babyville Boutique Review {Time to Get Crafty}

05 February 2013

Babyville Boutique Review {Time to Get Crafty}


Charis is now beginning to show a lot of interest in using the potty.  I've been wanting to get her some pull up style pants to wear at home.  I was recently at a Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store; I saw that Babyville Boutique now had a Totally Trainers booklet.  I was thrilled when Babyville Boutique agreed to sponsor my Time to Get Crafty prize.

Babyville Boutique sent me the Totally Trainers booklet, Simply Soakers booklet, and 51 Babyville Boutique Projects, along with supplies including a package of PUL, EZ Adjust Tabs, Fold over elastic, and a set of diaper pins.  Upon receiving the box, I squealed; I love sewing and crafting and my in-laws were in town and could entertain Charis while I sewed.

I first looked at the Simply Soakers booklet.  I like the fact they cover many diaper fabrics, ranging from cotton, bamboo, hemp, and microfiber fabrics.  I only had cotton flannel on hand, so I decided to sew a newborn fitted diaper.  I decided to sew the trifold soaker.  I appreciate that their is a soaker layers reference in the book with suggestions of how many layers are needed for different soaker styles.





I then looked at the Totally Trainers booklet and decided to sew the basic knit trainer, since I wanted to know when my daughter is wet and she's not yet at the point where I'd put a trainer on her when we leave the house.  The instructions were easy to follow. But, I had to make adjustments for the suggested braided and fold over elastic length; it needed to be shortened.  This was my first time sewing with fold over elastic, but I managed; I hope it gets easier once I practice more.  Plus, Charis LOVES wearing her "big girl panties".



Have you used Babyville Boutique products?
If so, which products are your favorite?

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I was sent products from Babyville Boutique to review.
All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated in any way.

28 comments:

  1. Can you email me the end date? I'd like to add this to my roundup. :-)

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  2. Those turned out great! I'm so scared to sew with elastic for some reason. I need to just do it!

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  3. I've been making their cloth diaper covers and pocket diapers to prepare for baby #2 coming sometime in the next month or so. I would love to have some more patterns and stuff to make from them. I am considering getting the soaker book. I've been watching some tutorials on their website too. I wish I had done that before I started sewing my diapers, just because I'm newer to sewing stuff. They have some helpful tips too. Looks like you did a great job on your soaker and training pants! Very cute!

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  4. I made all my now 28 month old's diapers when I switched from pampers to cloth when he was 18 months old and now his training pants. I absolutely love working with Babyville Boutique PUL!

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  5. I have been using cloth diapers on my daughter since she was born and would love to try making some of my own. I love to sew and babyville makes it look fun and easy.

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  6. I want to make some trifolds. and covers for my newest little guy.

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  7. I am making diaper covers, and all in one diapers, with Babyville PUL and will soon be trying the training pants. Also just got some babyville wicking material so can't wait to try it and see how it works out.

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  8. i love this sarah. good job..

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  9. Super cute! I like that they have some great tips on the website.

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  10. wow thanks for this review. I always hear about people making their own diapers and even though I sew I've been a little intimidated. But this actually does not look hard! I definitely want to try making some trainers!!

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  11. This is motivating me to try making my own diaper covers!!

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  12. I've never even heard of Babyville before but now I want to try!

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  13. Thanks for doing this giveaway! I love sewing, and sewing for baby is the best :)

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  14. Im just starting to sew my own diapers :) Thanks so much for your review & giveaway, im hopeing to win!!

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  15. I am a beginner at sewing and I made some fitted diapers for my son. I love cloth diapering!

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  16. I love that there is finally a company making cloth diaper fabrics available to the mass market! I much prefer to buy at a store instead of mail order.

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  17. my aunt does i have not done them but my gf does
    make the stuff for new brn in needs

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  18. Making cloth diapers is a bit hard in the beginning but so much fun!

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  19. FOE is so handy and looks good! and it does get easier with practice. :)

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  20. I love this, I'd like to try make my own diaper

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  21. I have been trying to find kits at craft stores to make my own diapers and other baby products, but haven't been successful. This looks so cool!

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  22. I love those trainers! This is the first tme that I have heard of Babyville, so I would love to try them out :-)

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  23. I have not used any products so far, but plan on trying to make a few cloth diapers, a new venture for me. It seems their products would make it a lot easier to get started!

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  24. I just got some babyville boutique supplies, but haven't jumped in yet...I need some more think time before I start!

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  25. I cannot wait to finally get all my supplies together so that I can begin diving full force into my own diaper making journey... so cute and inspirational!

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