Knits vs. Wovens for Diapers

April 29th, 2008 by Amy

“Which is better for the outer print of a diaper? Knits or wovens?” We get asked this question all the time and while there are differences between the two types of fabrics, in the end it really just boils down to personal preference. Each type of fabric has pros and cons, but both are wonderful options for diapers.


Knit fabrics are stretchy which is an ideal characteristic in a diaper fabric. It allows the diaper to fit a bit longer and gives the diaper a comfortable t-shirt feel. Unfortunately, knits will usually fade over time and have a tendency to develop holes and/or runs in the fabric. Woven fabrics are more durable and will hold up much better after continuous washing. They will look bright and new for a long time, but they lack the stretch that knits have which makes the diaper feel less flexible.

We love using both types of fabrics for our diapers. When we expanded our product line to include woven fabrics years ago, we understood that the fit of our diapers made with woven fabrics would be different since they lacked the stretch that knits have. To compensate for the loss of stretch, all of our woven print diapers and our AIOs are made with an adjusted pattern where length is added to the wings of the diaper. This alteration to the pattern makes up for the lack of stretch where it is needed most – around the waist.

Still undecided? Try one of each! There are good things about both types of fabrics and after using each type for a while you will figure out if you prefer one over the other.


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Yummy Velour

April 28th, 2008 by Amy

We love the look of plain ivory velour diapers! We listed a dozen semi-custom Little Caboose™ velour diapers on Etsy this weekend and let the customer choose the snap and thread colors. It is so much fun to see what color combinations people order. Green was a very popular choice this round. These are all headed out to their new owners later today. Enjoy them!





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Semi-Custom Velour Diapers

April 26th, 2008 by Amy

We will be stocking some semi-custom ivory cotton/poly velour diapers today as well as some organic cotton velour diapers. These will all be traditional Little Caboose style, all sizes, and you can choose the thread and snap colors. You can match the thread and snaps as in the photo below, or mix and match! These will be stocked randomly throughout the day in our Etsy store.



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A Revelation…

April 21st, 2008 by Carli

As a mom of 4 girls I constantly struggle when trying to make a diaper suitable for a boy. Selecting fabric and embroidery for boys is often left to Amy because I cannot put myself into that “mom of boy” reality. It’s so foreign to me. I couldn’t even tell you what themes I would like if I had a boy. Would I like trucks? Boats? Animals? What? And then ….. Amy made this amazing embroidered velour diaper.

Mr Caterpillar

It was then and there that I had the revelation that if I had a boy, THIS would be his diaper. THIS diaper would be my favorite and THIS diaper is the epitome of the word “boy” to me.

Unfortunately, I don’t think having this revelation has helped put me in “boy mom” reality but I’m thankful to have a job that challenges me to step outside of my “girly” arena every once in a while. 😉

My recreated AIO:



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Another Custom Order Complete

April 20th, 2008 by Amy


This custom order was a lot of fun to work on. The customer ordered a mixture of knit prints and solid velour diapers so I got to play with a lot of different fabrics while sewing these. They all came out beautiful but I am definitely partial to the all velour diapers.


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Stocking Our Etsy Store Today

April 12th, 2008 by Amy

As the Queens of procrastination, we finally got our business taxes done yesterday so we can now focus completely on our custom list and stocking our Etsy store! We have quite a few diapers that are almost complete so we will stock them on Etsy as we finish them throughout the day (and tomorrow as well). We are still closed to custom orders as we have about 15 people on the list still patiently waiting for their names to come up. For those who have asked, we will list more semi-custom AIO slots on Etsy in the near future and open the custom wait list again as soon as we catch up a bit. Have a wonderful weekend!


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Lily Pad Landing Tonight!

March 27th, 2008 by Amy

We have been a bit quiet lately but we are still working through customs and making some items to stock in our Etsy store. We have some cute Western themed items made up that will be listed on Lily Pad Landing tonight. Here is a sneak peek at the fitteds. We will have some AIOs up as well later today. Enjoy!


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