Everything You Need for Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth Items

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Everything You Need for Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth Items such as Cloth Diapers, Mama Cloth, Family Cloth, Cloth Wipes, Wet Bags, and more! This is a list of supplies you may want to pick up after reading "How to Sew, Use, and Clean Cloth Diapers" by Danielle Pientka

Everything You Need for Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth Items such as Cloth Diapers, Mama Cloth, Family Cloth, Cloth Wipes, Wet Bags, and more! This is a list of supplies you may want to pick up after reading “How to Sew, Use, and Clean Cloth Diapers” (Formerly “The Complete Guide to Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth“) by Danielle Pientka. 

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Are you considering switching to cloth? Do you love cloth diapering? Curious about cloth products such as cloth menstrual pads, wet bags, and unpaper towels? I just released a fantastic book that is ALL about using, laundering, and sewing reusable cloth products. Pick up “How to Sew, Use, and Clean Cloth Diapers” today and get started saving money and the environment!

Below is the list of supplies mentioned in my eBook. Many of the links are affiliate links and using them helps support my blog. Thank you!

Cloth Diaper Products Ready to Use

Other Cloth Products Ready to Use

Laundering Cloth

Sewing Reusable Cloth Items


Simple Diaper Sewing Tutorials has some great patterns for cloth diapers and it’s all free.

Don’t Forget the Book!

Book on how to sew cloth diapers, unpaper towels, wet bags, and more!
 “How to Sew, Use, and Clean Cloth Diapers” by Danielle Pientka

 “How to Sew, Use, and Clean Cloth Diapers”  includes tutorials for how to sew cloth diapers, but also includes information on sewing wet bags, wipes, and many, many other reusable products.

This book includes information on everything you ever wanted to know about using reusable cloth products to help you save money AND the environment. It also has lots of ideas for how to store your reusable cloth to keep your home clutter free!

Buy it as an eBook or a print book here:  http://amzn.to/2ygAeQF . It’s free to read on Kindle Unlimited.

If you purchased the physical copy of the book, here’s a list of the links from the back of the book:

for Further Research
Registries: These sites sell cloth diapers and have baby registries.
I’m sure there are many others.

Cloth Diaper Rentals: I’ve noticed a few online stores are
offering cloth diaper rentals so you can try out some different
options before making a purchase. You may find one diaper works
better for you and your family than another. These are just a few of
your options for renting cloth diapers.
More information on cloth diapering and the benefits.
Detergent chart from The Diaper Jungle
to find safe detergents for cloth diapers.

This is a list of diaper services registered with The Real Diaper
Industry Association. Diaper services deliver fresh diapers to your
door and take dirty ones to launder.
DiaperSewing Instructions and Patterns
from the blog, Simple Diaper Sewing Tutorials: These are some of the
best diaper patterns and instructions I’ve seen and they’re
available for free. The author is absolutely wonderful to offer these
detailed patterns and she has amazing, organized, and easy to follow

DiaperSewing Supplies:
You can order PUL fabric and other diaper sewing supplies from this
site. I really like the site for my PUL because they offer several
size options for fabric. Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby both sell a
small line of PUL fabric, but they don’t have a huge selection.
Make sure you use a coupon if you purchase at those stores to save

EasySupply List for this eBook:
This is a blog post that I wrote with a list of supplies for this

University has extensive information on cloth diapering:

This is where I purchased my snap pliers and snaps. I think the
prices are reasonable and their pliers stand up to heavy use. I have
one of the earlier models and it’s still going strong, but they
only install a size 20 snap. This works fine for cloth diapers, but
if you need to push through a thicker item then you may need a bigger
snap size. They have some new pliers available now that have more
functions to them. If I were still sewing cloth diapers or other
items that required a bigger snap, then I would definitely consider
purchasing a snap press or a different set of pliers.

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72 thoughts on “Everything You Need for Using, Laundering, and Sewing Reusable Cloth Items”

  1. OMG Danielle where were you 19 years ago when I was looking into making cloth diapers, napkins, etc? I had to wing it, no great bloggers like you then! I didn't even have wifi then! Just an old PC and dial up. Great article, and great book.

    • Well apparently they don't have a risk for toxic shock syndrome like tampons do. That's pretty neat. I'm not a tampon fan though so eh to all of it (for me, I think they SOUND great).

    • Awesome! I still have old fashioned snap pliers. They get the job but if I ever had to make a huge stash of diapers again, I'd invest in a press!

  2. So glad you include menstrual cups! I've been using the divacup for ten years and have never looked back. I'm disappointed I won't be able to use it postpartum, but glad to have a stash of cloth pads at least!

    • I've heard GREAT things about menstrual cups… but tampons freak me out a bit so I imagine the cups would be the same. 🙂 I'm glad I discovered cloth pads though because my body doesn't like plastics much.

    • Cloth pads are definitely worth just buying if you don't have a serger. I talked about it a little in the book because I have tried it without a serger and it's a giant pain! I think it's how small they are– hard to get around all of the corners.

  3. I have been thinking about getting away from all the trash that accumulates all the time. This seems to be part of the solution. I am definitely trying some of those things out.

  4. What a cool resource! My cloth diaper days are nearly over but we continue to use cloth napkins and other reusable products.

  5. I'm really interested to see how easy it would be to make reusable cloth pads because I'm considering switching to the reusable plus cups instead of everything store bought.

    • It's not too bad. I find it easier with the serger, although I haven't tried it on my sewing machine in the past few years… and I certainly have grown more skilled with my machine. It's the curves… so many curves to get around!

    • Cloth wipes are definitely the easiest to make! 🙂 And Napkins, unpaper towels, and pretty much anything square or rectangular. They make GREAT practice for beginners seeing you need so many and they're forgiving.

  6. I have been meaning to get wool dryer balls it is definitely a must have for cloth diapering. But I don't know if I could ever tackle making my own diapers!

  7. I cloth diapered by firstborn 41 years ago! I retired from being a professional seamstress. I learned to sew from my Grandma. I am teaching my granddaughters to sew reusable projects. The 10 year old's first project was a double sided reusable dinner napkin.

    • So cute! I can't wait to teach my kids how to sew. They're only 2 and 4 right now so I'm just starting to consider getting my 4 year old started on some small things, but I'm a bit nervous with it for safety reasons. But I know he will LOVE it.

  8. I've been using cloth pads, diapers and wipes for the last 3 years. I'm on the fence about unpaper – but I know it would be a great idea. I MUST learn more.

    • Unpaper towels are awesome because you can use them to clean up around the kitchen and then throw them in the wet bag. No using the same yucky sponge over and over. I think it's probably a lot more hygienic for that reason.

  9. I have a sewing machine but I wouldn't say that I know how to sew. I've been thinking maybe I could handle making cloth wipes and go from there.

    • Wipes are a GREAT starting point. When I first started sewing, that is what I made… and that was after owning a sewing machine that just collected dust for 5 years or so 😉

  10. it would be awesome to learn how to make my own cloth products at home! I'm terrible at sewing but need to learn. So far I've purchased cloth pads and love them, such a huge improvement over the disposable!

    • I get so excited to hear I'm not the only one who LOVES cloth pads. They're so much better… and people who are still freaked out by cloth don't get it! 🙂

  11. I love the idea of making your own wipes and you have inspired me to look into making my own wet bags! I need to go look at the ebook. Where do you buy your PUL? I know they have a small amount at JoAnne Fabrics, but is there somewhere online that you use?

    • I get PUL from the Diaper Sewing Supplies website. There's a few other sites, but I like that they allow you to buy the prints in smaller cuts. It works out well. I also have joined some co-ops on Facebook that occasionally run some specialty prints like Harry Potter, Doctor Who etc. I have a SERIOUS PUL addiction.

  12. I wish I had stumbled upon a book like yours three years ago. I was SO intimidated by cloth diapering! I never did get the hang of it and my daughter is potty trained now, thanks goodness. I would have loved to have been able to make my own diapers!

  13. We cloth diaper but I've been trying to get my husband on board with cloth napkins/unpaper towels. Maybe if I made them myself he'd be on board 😉

  14. So glad I found this! I've asked for a sewing machine for my birthday, and I plan on starting some projects right away even though I haven't sewed since high school 🙂

  15. Thanks for the article! I use most of these things for myself, daughter, and house, but you reminded me of more things I'd like to incorporate like unpaper towels, fabric gift bags, and handkerchiefs.

  16. This is a great list, very helpful! We will start cloth diapering when our son arrives any day now and I am very interested in trying different cloth products, especially mama cloth after we have our little one!

  17. I am excited to begin cloth diapering. This is my fourth baby and my first time cloth diapering. I have lots of material that I just got from my mother in law's stash to make my own diapers.

  18. I just read your book and am looking for the list of links you recommended. I couldn't find it using the "Search" feature here…Could you link the "easy supply list from this ebook" here for me, please? I bought the actual book, not the ebook. Thanks!

    • This is the list for all of the products you'll want to look into getting. But I think it's missing the links from the end of the physical book- whoops. I will add those to this post! Thanks for letting me know and let me know if you need anything else.

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