Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Introducing the "Combo" Pocket/AI2 Diaper!!


If you are anything like me you have struggled with what type of diaper you like the best, pockets or AI2's. Some days I LOVE pockets and other days I LOVE AI2's. I have been trying to figure out a way to combine both. After a customer requested something like this I realized that I was way over thinking what I initially was going to do. All I need to do is add a snap to the pocket diaper. Needless to say I did this and the combo diaper was born( I have since added the hidden back snap to all of Parker's pocket diapers.)

**A quick note: I will still be offering the standard pocket or AI2 for sale. This will be an additional product to our diaper line.**


I'm big on providing quality products at affordable prices, so I had to figure out way to keep costs down. The microfiber can't be used next to baby and making a customer buy two different types of inserts so they could use this made it costly. I decided to top the standard microfiber insert with cotton velour. Now the insert can be used both stuffed in the pocket or laid in the diaper.

I will also offer the option of using our standard bamboo insert or the "New" super soaker insert(I will be showing more details of the new insert in the next blog post.)


Shown above is the New "super soaker." It is made from top layer of cotton velour, 3 layers of bamboo fleece and 2 layers of french terry for a total of 6 layers. When folded over you will have 10 total soaker layers(not including the velour.)There is also a double snap on the back to add on additional soaker layers.


To use as a pocket diaper, just fold the insert to the length you are wanting and stuff in the diaper. You can keep the insert loose or take advantage of the snap when using the diaper as a pocket diaper.


Price list

Combo/AI2 diaper:
only adding snap to pocket: $16
microfiber insert topped with cotton velour: $18
standard bamboo insert topped with cotton velour: $18
new bamboo/terry insert topped with cotton velour: $20

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Daddy's Old Shirt!

Does daddy have a shirt that looks interesting, but he never wears it anymore? I can take the shirt and make it into a cloth diaper!


What size shirt do you need to make a cloth diaper?

The best case scenario would be a men's XL shirt.

The shirt size that was used to make the diaper in the picture is a men's size large. It was the muscle fit type, so it's a little smaller than a standard large. The shirt was a little smaller than the wings of my diaper pattern, so I took other portions of the shirt and cut out the wings. The smallest size shirt I have made a diaper with is a toddler size 2, but I had to use a complementing fabric to fill in where the pattern wouldn't fit.


How big can the graphic on the shirt be to fit on the bum of the diaper?

If you measure the "main" graphic that you want, it should be no larger than 5"x7". As you can see in the picture there is a lot more going on with the graphic and some of that is cut out, but the main graphic I wanted was the hand which is about 4"x4".


Can you make any style diaper using a shirt?

Yes! I can make any style you are looking for. The picture happens to be a snapless fitted.

If you want more information about a shirt you might be interested in making into a diaper please contact me:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Featuring the pocket diaper

One question that customers ask me all the time is, "Does my little one use the diapers I make?" Absolutely! I love using the diapers I make. They honestly are my favorite. Maybe I'm a bit biased, but we have many different brands of diapers and I always pick my own first before any others.

We offer 2 different types of cloth diapers the AI2 and the pocket diaper. Today I wanted to give you a little information about our pocket diaper. This style diaper was first diaper I ever sold.

Features of a OS pocket diaper:
-Standard OS: approx 8-36 lbs




The pocket also features a hidden layer of PUL and generally has a woven cotton or minky/minkee outer.

Friday, September 2, 2011

How to use a diaper with a fold down rise

When I first started cloth diapering, I found it amazing that there were so many different types of cloth diapers. My goal in these types of posts is to at least help you to be able to use the diapers that you purchase from me.

I traditionally make my diapers with the snap down rise. I find that it's easier to use, but it comes down to preference. They are both functional ways to have a one-size diaper. I will use the fold down rise when an embroidery design is requested on the front of the diaper or if a customer specifically requests the fold down rise**. 

**I no longer can add a fold down rise to pocket diapers. The inner gussets make it difficult to add the snaps. I will still embroider on the front of a pocket diaper, but it will have to either have no rise snaps at all or small enough embroidery design so I can accommodate the snap down rise.**

From what I've seen there are two main ways that a company can make a one-size diaper. I'm sure there are a couple others, but these are the two ways I see the most.

1. The snap down rise: This is the rise that I've seen in most manufactured diapers. This is where the diaper will snap down the front of the diaper so you can adjust the rise in the diaper. Usually there are two to three different rise adjustments on these diapers.

2. The fold down rise: This is the rise I've seen in many, "WAHM" or "work at home mom" diapers. I also see this type of rise on most fitted diapers that don't have snaps or Velcro closures. The fold down rise is where you fold down the top-front of the diaper to adjust the rise.

This post is to help you become more familiar with how to use the second type of rise, the fold down rise.

Here is a picture showing the top front of the diaper. This is typically what a fold down rise with snaps looks like. There might be more or less snaps across the front depending on the maker



To use the fold down rise, you basically just fold down the top of the diaper to reveal the inner snaps. This row of snaps is what you will now use to close the diaper.

Close the diaper as you normally would except you will now use the snaps that were revealed when you folded down the diaper.

You are finished! This is how small the diaper can get when using the fold down rise.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Welcome to BBC

My name is Tiffany and I'm wife to the most amazing husband and a mother to two wonderful children; ages 11 and almost a year. I'm also the founder/owner of a small home business called Bohemian Baby Couture.


I decided to start a blog for my business when I realized that I had a lot of people interested in learning more about my company and what I offer. What finally sealed the deal on starting this blog, was when I was trying to make business cards to give out to future customers and local boutiques. I couldn't figure out which website to put on the card. I offer my items for sale on a few different sites and I have a lot of information on Facebook. The sites I currently sell on have no way for my new customers to see some of the past items I had made. The only location you can see past designs is on Facebook. Throughout many of the conversations I found quite a few potential customers didn't even use Facebook. That is when I decided that having a blog would allow me to centralize all my business information. It will also be a place where you can learn about new designs, past designs, "how to's" on some items and thoughts of what I would like to offer in the future.

I have been sewing since I was about 13. I became really involved in custom designing when my daughter was younger. I loved making her dress with lots of ruffles, cute hats, vintage fabrics and fun patterns. Which makes my specialty mainly custom clothing designs for infants and children.

When I was pregnant with my son, I had decided to cloth diaper. That decision turned into me making all his diapers and then recently, I branched out into making cloth diapers for sale.

On the right of the blog you will see links to where I currently sell my designs and how I can be contacted if you would like to place a custom order.

I would love to hear comments or ideas about designs you would like me to offer in the future or changes that you would like to see.

Thank you for visiting, hope to hear from you in posts to come!