My dear friend Katie is expecting her first baby, and she wants to use cloth nappies (It's a great idea. Disposable diapers pretty much never decompose.) but she doesn't have a lot of money. Sooo, instead of letting her just use prefolds and nappie pins, I had to make her some other options! Of course, I'd never made a cloth nappie before, so I used my google fu and found a free pattern, the Rita's Rump Pocket nappie. (You can find that here
. It's free to download, make and then sell what you make as long as you don't sell the pattern.)
A few notes:
1. When the pattern says to add seam allowance before cutting, please do it. Trust me.
2. Fleece is a great outer layer because it locks in moisture, but still allows air flow. (I tested it under a running faucet, it was fun. lol.)
3. Wool would be better, just because it's the best choice for cloth nappies. But it's expensive.
4. Buy better elastic than I did, or be better at putting it in than I am. Mine aren't too stretchy.
It doesn't have a closure because... well, it's late. And Velcro and I do not get along well. And because the sky is blue. And.. because you can close it with a pin! It also has a layer of flannel in between the fleece and the jersey knit inner, just for an extra layer of absorbency.
Comments + Criticism welcome!