i use cloth diapers on my son, but there is no way on this earth i am going to shell out $10+ on a diaper ESPECIALLY when i can make it myself. i've seen a lot of different tutes on making your own, but i can never understand directions. when it came down time to make it, i just drew my own pattern by tracing a sposie and making it up as i went along. these diapers have turned out to be awesome. the hubs likes these so much better than our prefolds. they don't look perfect, but my son seems to like them =)
sorry if my steps are confusing, this is my first tute!
*i used old receiving blankets, 100% cotton shirts, and baby towels for my diapers*
completed diapers out of 2 of my old favorite shirts
cut out your pattern. you will need 2
get you some cranking tunes and your ratatouille pin cushion
and fold 2 or 3 layers (or more depending on how thick you like your diaper) of your leftover fabric and pin to the RIGHT
side of one of your layers and sew it on.
pin the RIGHT
side of your other layer and pin it to the back of your other one. you should still be able to see the inner piece you just sewed on.
get you some nifty elastic. (because i'm SUPER frugal, i cut it out of my maternity pants)
sew it on the back in the middle and on the legs.
*ignore my grotescly large hands. ew*
*pull the elastic as you sew*
sew all the way around the diaper only leaving the FRONT end open. (i do all of this at once when i'm sewing the elastic on because it seems easiest)
this is what it should look like once you've done this step.. ignore my wonky lines.
flip it right side out and sew the front up
this step is optional. you can sew a line to separate the elastic from the center on the legs and on the back. it looks better when you do it. you can sew some velcro or just leave the tabs empty and use pins.
admire your new diaper! =)