Friday, February 29, 2008

The Diaper of Liberty

Hi, I'm Elissa at New York Diaper Co. I'm proud to be a member of the Etsy Cloth Diaper Street Team. And psyched to have a place like this to blog about cloth diapering! I've been working my way up to posting here and now I have a good reason--I am now offering a fun new way to do custom fitted diapers.

You've heard of the Statue of Liberty, right? But have you heard of the Diapermaker of Liberty? She stands a few miles from the Hudson River, holding a fabric marker and a paper pattern that reads:

"Give me your sweet, your shower gifted,
Your rumpled baby blanket yearning to be needed,
The once-loved swaddler from the newborn days.
Send these, the rarely used, closet-tossed to me,
I lift my rotary cutter and at least two diapers will be yours!"

Ok, let me explain. How many baby blankets did you get at your baby shower? I got about 10 of them. Some of them are those cute two-ply knit blankets made by Carters. They're really soft and cuddly, with prints and embroidery. But as much as you love them, you can only really use so many baby blankets, especially once your baby is past the swaddling age. So let me re-purpose them for you! I found a few of mine getting cold and lonely on a basement shelf, and I bet you will, too. You send me your blanket, and I send back at least two fitted diapers depending on the sizes you need. I'm offering a nice selection of fabric choices and soaker styles, plus the option for custom sizes. And if your blanket has embroidery, I'll even use it as an applique on at least one of your diapers. You will LOVE that baby blanket again!

Sally is modeling an early version of the Diaper of Liberty, made from a Carters blanket featuring the Hungry Little Caterpillar. I made this diaper a while ago, before I started using poly-resin snaps. But it's cute just the same. Visit my Etsy store to see the updated New York Diaper Co. fitted diaper design. :) Elissa B.


  1. Great idea! We've been making some different patchwork designs, just need to get some pics :)


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