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My New Diaper Sewing Program – Babyville Boutique

Well, it’s time to let you all know what I’ve been working on for so long! It’s been a long road, but we  have a very exciting program:

Babyville Boutique™

It’s a diaper sewing program! Diaper Sewing? Yep, that’s right. But these are not your mamas diapers! They are colorful and fun, and use modern conveniences like plastic snaps and adjustable tape (EZ Adjust Tape™). There are two books too: Cloth Diapers Made Easy! and Baby Essentials Made Easy! Each is 60 pages of full color Step-by-Step instructions for some very, very cute projects, if I do say so myself.

The Babyville Boutique DIY Diaper Sewing Program  will be in Hancock Fabrics (select stores), JoAnn Fabrics (most stores), Hobby Lobby (all stores) and some independent fabric stores starting in September!

The diaper pattern, which can be used to make a variety of cloth diapers styles, is bound into the 60 page full color instruction book “Cloth Diapers Made Easy!” which includes sewing instructions for diaper covers, and a variety of diaper styles including a pocket diaper, snail shell and more.

Babyville Boutique will finally put coordinated diaper making supplies in one retail location for diaper sewing mamas, and includes PUL (10 darling prints and 13 solid colors), Coordinating FOE, Snaps, Snap Pliers, Embroidered Appliques, Embroidered Labels, Colored Hook and Loop Tape (EZ Adjust Tape™) and Buttons, plus the aforementioned Cloth Diaper Sewing Book and a 60 Page book “Baby Accessories You Can Make.” The PUL Fabric is available by the yard (double roll bolts) or in packages of three coordinating designs, with each diaper cut being a generous 21″ x 24″.

 

Packaged Assortments and Bolt Fabric by the Yard


Babyville Boutique is produced by Prym® Consumer USA, who makes the Dritz® line of sewing notions and other high quality product lines. I can tell you that much attention has been paid to product testing for quality and performance of all the different products. Babyville Boutique™ has been in development many months!

A website and blog will launch soon with other features to inspire diaper sewing moms, including a Design Team of talented Diaper Sewing Moma!!! The site will be live in early September, but you can check out the home page now at: www.babyvilleboutique.com (http://www NULL.babyvilleboutique NULL.com) where you can sign up for notification when the full features of the site are live.

Be sure to visit the Babyville Boutique™ Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BabyvilleBoutique (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/BabyvilleBoutique)

I hope that these products will help all DIY diaper sewing moms to more easily find quality supplies, and will also provide WAHM’s (Work at Home Moms with cloth diaper businesses) to finally have local access for supplies.  I’m also excited that Babyville Boutique will help develop awareness and introduce many mamas to the benefits of using and sewing cloth diapers. I expect Babyville Boutique to create a new demand for home sewn cloth diapers. Consumers and Mom’s with sew-at-home businesses will benefit from being able to find quality supplies at their local store.

A class program is being developed and there may be opportunities to teach other moms about cloth diapers, and how to sew them at a local store.

I’ll be posting the more of the color coordinated product groups (PUL, FOE, Snaps, EZ Adjust Tape, etc.)  in upcoming blog posts. For new, here is a sampling of the Mod Girl Coordinates available.

NEW DIY Cloth Diaper PUL and Coordinates from Babyville Boutique™

 

39 comments

1 Tricia (http://threecurlygirlys NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) { 08.01.11 at 12:19 am }

Jean, Im so excited to be a teeny tiny part of this huge journey you have embarked on! This will make such a difference in the world of mommys out there who want what is best for their kiddos!!

2 marie { 08.01.11 at 1:34 am }

love love love thank you for makeing this. cant wait for the site to be ready.

3 Mary Jo (http://www NULL.babybongos NULL.com) { 08.01.11 at 9:19 am }

I just shared your links on my “Baby Bongos Diaper Artists” facebook group and “Baby Bongos” facebook page, created for local Western New York families interested in cloth diapers. Yea! This is VERY exciting! Cute site…love the polka dots : )

You are a wonderful resource for cloth diapers!!!!!!!! Thank you : )

Here is our new “Baby Bongos Diaper Artists” facebook group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/136096229806749/?id=145321138884258&notif_t=group_activity (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/groups/136096229806749/?id=145321138884258&notif_t=group_activity)

4 Amanda { 08.02.11 at 9:16 am }

*new* DSD mama showing some love! I think this is FANTASTIC and can’t wait to buy one!!!

5 Danielle { 08.02.11 at 9:31 am }

Will there be a training pant kit?!?!

6 katie { 08.03.11 at 2:52 am }

thank you for this . thank you thank you thank you i dont think i can put in words how amazing this it

7 Jean Kievlan { 08.03.11 at 4:05 am }

There are not plans for a training pant at this time. Thanks for asking.

8 Deborah { 09.06.11 at 6:29 pm }

Is the PUL on cotton or polyester fabric?

9 Sarah { 09.15.11 at 10:04 pm }

Why does everything have to be gendered?

10 Heather { 09.16.11 at 9:41 am }

You are amazing! So excited to see your hard work pay off with such a wonderful product line and display at my local Jo-Ann – THANK YOU!!!

11 Micki (http://www NULL.mickismenagerie NULL.blogspot NULL.com) { 09.16.11 at 3:08 pm }

How exciting! Congratulations!

I just saw your products at JoAnns this morning and ran home to check out the link. Your PUL is adorable and I can’t wait to try out the notions as well.

I’m passing the word on to all my diaper sewing friends. They’ll be so excited we don’t have to order online anymore!

12 sharon davis (http://www NULL.clothdiaperstoday NULL.blogspot NULL.com) { 09.17.11 at 8:33 am }

i am soooo excited to go to joann’s tomorrow and hopefully find these there. i would LOVE to help teaching other moms how to sew up cloth diapers

13 Misty O'Dell { 09.17.11 at 9:24 pm }

just wanted to say that my local Joann’s is in fact carrying your pul (which is amazing seeing as I live in a tiny town in alabama where no one except myself uses cloth diapers) and I am THRILLED!!!!!

Now if someone would just convince them to sell fabulously squishy absorbant materials as well, life would indeed be a dream ;-)

14 Diane Fletcher (http://none) { 09.21.11 at 2:52 pm }

so anxious for the products to hit the market. Thank you in advance

15 Deann { 09.22.11 at 8:42 pm }

oh how EXCITING! I have been sewing diapers for just under 8 years, selling for 6, teach classes about cloth and how to sew diapers, and run the newtoclothdiapers.com website. I can’t tell you just how thrilled I am to be able to refer people to local stores to buy GOOD supplies and (from what I’ve read online so far) a good pattern. I just wish I could have been on the design team! I would love to get involved in teaching the class you are developing.

16 REBECCA { 09.23.11 at 1:02 am }

This is so AWESOME!! I am so excited about this, i love eco friendly stuff, and i am a stay at home mom and would love to make a little extra money from home and help the environment as well, even my husband was just suggesting using cloth diapers for our baby recently, this is perfect and so stylish, i know it will catch on quick! I really, really, hope they have classes where i live because I will DEFINITLEY take them! :) Thank You so much!

17 Diapers, Diapers & MORE DIAPERS! | Everything Your Mama Made & More (http://everythingyourmamamade NULL.com/2011/08/01/diapers-diapers-more-diapers/) { 10.01.11 at 9:26 pm }

[...] Recently (as in the last few days for most of it!) she had a chance to try out some of the new fabric and a pattern designed by Babyville Boutique (which is being produced by Prym-Dritz) that today announced it’s new line of quality diaper making fabric, patterns and accessories that will be available in store at places like JoAnn’s & Hobby Lobby in mid Sept.  For more information & pictures you can check out their facebook page here… http://www.facebook.com/BabyvilleBoutique (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/BabyvilleBoutique) and Jean’s blog post here http://www.justcraftyme.com/2011/08/01/my-new-diaper-sewing-program-babyville-boutique/. [...]

18 Kristina { 10.08.11 at 3:51 pm }

Thank you so much for coming out with this line. We have been cloth diapering for a long time now- and at last I can make some diapers of my own and we are expecting in early March- so I can make some for our new baby as well. Also I have been interested in making diapers and selling them as well. Thanks again very much.

19 Cassie { 10.15.11 at 12:25 pm }

Just saw everything at Jo ann’s today! So excited to try my hand at
Making some pockets!

20 Dorrie Meehan { 10.18.11 at 12:25 pm }

Just made my 1st one and will teach it in Jan at my JoAnns……Just wish I had a baby to model it!

21 Dorrie Meehan { 10.18.11 at 12:27 pm }

It was fun to do and I am cutting out 6 more!

22 Jenn (http://kleeklutch NULL.tumblr NULL.com) { 11.04.11 at 11:15 am }

This is awesome! I saw the Babyville Boutique section about a week ago in my local JoAnn’s and I was soooo excited! The fabrics are very cute and it is nice to have everything all in one place. I can’t wait to get sewing for my new baby, due in Apr. 2012 :)

23 Anita { 11.15.11 at 5:51 pm }

Hello, how and where can I get some fabric to make Diapers?

24 anji beane (http://anjibeane NULL.blogspot NULL.com) { 11.18.11 at 1:41 am }

I just wanted to let you know that I’m completely in love with your patterns. I barely know how to sew, and I’m completely new to cloth diapering. I read on the internet that sewing cloth diapers wasn’t as complicated as it might seem, so I went to JoAnn’s last week in hopes to do some research and I found the Babyville Boutique items. Oh my goodness! Within one day I had three diapers made, and the next day I made the hybrid clam shell. I’m so excited and proud of myself for doing such a great job on my first try. I love the prints and colors!

25 Maureen { 01.14.12 at 7:42 am }

Hello Girls,
Is there a tutorial on using the pliers to adhere the snaps?
Thanks for the reply

26 Joyce Estep { 01.22.12 at 5:51 am }

Might be a great product and can’t wait to try it BUT seems like they didn’t make enough for the market. I’ve tried every place online and they are all sold out and nobody has any idea when it will be back in stock. The only thing I could find were snaps, precuts, buttons and the velcro. I want the fabric by the yard and will keep looking and hoping they can replenish their stock or somebody else can come out with a similar product.

27 Shelbi Gonzales { 02.23.12 at 11:00 pm }

I hate to sound simple minded BUT, I saw the disclaimer to not reproduce or redistribute any content of this site whatsoever and then I read work at home mom making extra money. Sounds like its ok to use fabrics, patterns and accessories to sew from home to sell. I hope that’s allowed. Please make clear. Thank you so much

28 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:35 pm }

Hi Shelbi,
I sent you a pm to answer your question. All the products can be used for personal use or resale. On the pattern, if you intend to sell you just need to make sure the version you are using doesn’t infringe on any commercial patents.

29 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:37 pm }

Thanks for your comments. Babyville is available at most JoAnn Stores, some Hancock Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby. It is also available online from Fabric.com and other internet retailers, as well as some independent fabric and quilt stores. I hope you’ll be able to find some in your area. You can always use the contact link on the Babyville Boutique Facebook page, and they’ll be glad to help you.

30 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:38 pm }

A tutorial is planned for the Babyville Boutique Blog and website. Complete instructions with photos for using the pliers are in the Cloth Diapers Made Easy Book, and also in the Baby Essentials Book.

31 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:40 pm }

So glad you are having fun sewing the diapers. It’s really addicting, isn’t it?

32 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:41 pm }

JoAnn, Hancock and Hobby Lobby have the PUL as well as Fabric.com and other internet retailers. Please join us on the Babyville Boutique Facebook page for more information.

33 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:43 pm }

Sorry for the late reply – you must be in the midst of preparing for the baby, April will be here soon! I’m glad you are going to dry the cloth diapers. Please join in on the Babyville Boutique Facebook page for lots of inspiration and support. See you there!

34 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:44 pm }

That’s grat, be sure to join the other Moms on facebook for inspiration and support!

35 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:45 pm }

Very cool! Post some pics of your diaper creations on the Facebook page. We always like to share and see new diapers. Have fun and thanks for commenting.

36 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:45 pm }

I’m sure you find diaper sewing as addictive as many of us do!

37 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:48 pm }

Thanks for commenting. Your baby must be due very soon, I hope you have a safe delivery. Be sure to join us on the website and share pics of your diapers!

38 Jean Kievlan { 02.24.12 at 3:50 pm }

It’s just easier for some customers. Actually, the “boy” prints really work for a girl as well, but the boys probably wouldn’t want Pink flowers! I have a hard time getting my husband to wear a dusy rose tie!!!!

39 Jean Kievlan { 12.16.13 at 4:41 pm }

Absolutely you can use any idea here to recreate for sale unless otherwise noted on the project.

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