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Crafty Shay
« on: November 05, 2009 02:52:59 PM »

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




step 1.
cut out your pattern. you will need 2

step 2.
get you some cranking tunes and your ratatouille pin cushion  Cool 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.


step 3.
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.

step 4.
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*


step 5.
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.


step 6.
flip it right side out and sew the front up

step 7.
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.



step 8.
admire your new diaper! =)
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009 03:52:20 PM »

well done great recycling too

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2009 04:19:37 PM »

Thank you so much for the tute! I'm about to explode with another baby and would love to make some cloth diapers. They look great
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Crafty Shay
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2009 07:08:11 PM »

Thank you so much for the tute! I'm about to explode with another baby and would love to make some cloth diapers. They look great

thank you and you're welcome. they were really easy to make!
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009 12:48:48 PM »

I had to bookmark this one for when I have more time (hahaha, right?)
You use a cover with these, right? If so, what kind?
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Crafty Shay
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009 06:43:14 AM »

I had to bookmark this one for when I have more time (hahaha, right?)
You use a cover with these, right? If so, what kind?

yes, you use a cover. right now i just use my daughters plastic trainers from when she was potty training. lol. they work great. we've only had one leak and that was because hubs didn't make sure the diaper was inside the lil cover good enough.

if you don't have any, maybe check out goodwill. we went this weekend and i got him 2 pair for 30 cents!

you should see how many things i have bookmarked. hubs gets so annoyed when he sees them all.  he's always like "will you just make that already and get it off the to do list." lol
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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009 09:52:43 AM »

Very cool!  I love your tute!  When my older son was a baby, I bought a bin of old tee shirts from a thrift store for $8 and was able to make a whole stash of diapers for him.  It was full of all the tees that hadn't sold for some period of time.  I have all fancy schmancy fabrics for my second baby now, but I am very nostalgic for those tee shirt dipes and if I had it to do over again, I'd go get another bin of reject tees.

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2009 12:23:30 PM »

These are cute! I just started making cloth diapers as well - I prefer cotton over PUL for the outer layer as well- so I just line my awesome designed fabric with the ugly PUL, and voila - waterproof!
Great job, and nice tute. I make mine almost the same way - except I put in a welt pocket.
How do you get your elastic to do what you want it to do??
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« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2010 05:12:50 AM »

iron on vinyl might work on the outside
wonder how it would stand up to soaking
no babies here so i wont try lol dont want to tempt the gods lol
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Crafty Shay
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010 09:34:42 AM »

These are cute! I just started making cloth diapers as well - I prefer cotton over PUL for the outer layer as well- so I just line my awesome designed fabric with the ugly PUL, and voila - waterproof!
Great job, and nice tute. I make mine almost the same way - except I put in a welt pocket.
How do you get your elastic to do what you want it to do??


most of the time my elastic looks retarded, but it still works lol. i'm thinking once i get a better sewing machine it'll get a lot better
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