About Aliyah's Hope Chest
Laurie Case started Aliyah's Hope Chest shortly after the birth of her daughter Aliyah. She has always loved to sew and a passion of her's which was reignited with the birth of Aliyah. She is also a mom to 3 boys. Laurie's first sale was a pinafore and her love for this eye pleasing garment still remains. When her son was born in 2009 she started to sew fleece diaper covers, longies and skirties to aid in her cloth diapering. She has a passion for hand made items as well as re-using everything she can.
Sew Your Own Fleece Soaker Kit
Aliyah's Hope Chest's sew your own fleece soaker kit is only $3 plus shipping and is great for any new beginner who would like to try to do so, but are a bit intimidated by all the different things you may find on the internet. With this awesome kit you will receive all pre cut pieces of fleece that will be necessary to make your own fleece soaker as well as a step by step instruction sheet, which includes photos to help you through your new adventure! This kit includes everything you will need except of course the sewing machine.
The instruction sheet and photos are super easy to follow even if your a beginner sewer. Jedilynn, my 7 year old daughter, helped read to me each of the steps and even showed me what to do for each step. She even tried to talk me into allowing her to sew some of it. When I declined her offer to help me sew it she then tried to talk her way into helping with the sewing in any way possible, including just pushing the back stitch tab on the sewing machine for me. Of course I had to say yes and she did a great job. Any how, back the kit!
The above photo shows after step one, step one you sew the short edge of the leg and waist bands together as well as the two short ends of the main piece. This is not a tutorial so I will not be posting more steps or photos other then the completed item and such.
Our completed fleece soaker! As soon as I pulled it off the machine and turned it right side out, Jedilynn asked if we could make another one!
Fleece soakers are really rather simple to make, you can use a variety of stitches. I used a short and narrow zig zag as my machine's manual claims that it is the straight stitch. It works and holds strong. All the pieces in the kit were even and neatly cut, I'm pretty picky when it comes to things like that so it was a huge plus for me.
If your still a bit intimidated to make your own fleece soaker then Laurie will making them for you for a small additional $2 fee. What an awesome deal!
If you would like to try your hand at sewing your own fleece soaker you are able to choose your fabric from her available fabrics as well as the size you would like (S/NB, M, L, XL), she provides the rise, waist and thighs measurements for each size on the listing as well to help you choose the appropriate size for your little one.
Fleece soakers are great for using as a cover with fitteds, flats, prefolds, or anything else you would need to use a cover over. Fleece is also more breathable then PUL and other waterproof materials making it a better choice as well. Also, my number one reason for loving fleece soakers?! Ezio is at that stage where he loves to take his diapers off, whether it has snaps, hook & loop/velcro or is a prefold closed with a snappi he is able to get it off, however, he can not get his fleece soakers off!! Hurray for a toddler proof diaper cover option!
This fleece soaker, size large, fits Ezio really well with enough room for one of his bulkier nighttime fitteds to fit under it. Ezio is about 23 pounds and 18 months old. We could have probably done a medium for him, but I wanted something that would fit for longer and also hoping it will fit Cade as well, who is about 37 pounds and 3 years old. I want to try this on Cade, but I mostly use pockets on him since he is such a heavy wetter. Ezio, I love using prefolds and fitteds on with a fleece soaker over them as he can not get these off at all! Anything with snaps or velcro come right off sometimes before I've even finished putting it on him! I'm hoping this is a sign that he will be out of diaper SOON!? Wishful thinking? Maybe a little bit?
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Disclosure: We received the above kit in exchange for our honest review. We received no monetary compensation for this post, all opinions and experiences with the above kit are solely our own and my differ from those of your own.