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01-12-2010, 11:46 PM
As promised, here is a photo tutorial on the cloth diapers I am working on for my son. So far I have made three pocket all-in-ones and 2 fitteds. I also whipped up a second hanging pail. I made these diapers from a variety of fabrics that I had in my sewing room. I had some PUL scraps, which I combined with microfleece to create the pocket diapers.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2741.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2741.jpg) http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2746.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2746.jpg)

All-in-one Pocket Diapers
I used a favorite diaper as the base for my pattern. Luckily, these dipes have adjustable elastic so I was able to pull the fabric slack and get a good base pattern. I used pattern paper to trace the diaper, which I folded over. I then used the pattern to make diaper cuts from the fabric.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2679.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2679.jpg)

From there, I serged a layer of microfleece and PUL together, right sides together, leaving a pocket opening in the back for stuffing.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2681.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2681.jpg)

Turn right side out, and mark snap placements. You can press snaps before or after elastic. I didn't notice that it was easier either way.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2688.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2688.jpg) http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2689.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2689.jpg)

I chose not to do adjustable elastic, so I turned it back inside out and sewed elastic along the leg contours (be sure to stretch the elastic as you sew!)
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2700.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2700.jpg)

Stretch and sew elastic along the top of the PUL near the pocket only. This will keep it nice and snug and prevent blow-outs.
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2699-1.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2699-1.jpg)

I chose this design and snap placement so I could use these dipes as my son grows and when we add more members to the family!
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2701-1.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2701-1.jpg)

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2702.jpg (http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x86/itsmsalbin/hissyfitteds/CIMG2702.jpg)

01-13-2010, 12:39 PM
WOW they look great--just like fuzzi bunz!!! I cd'd my youngest Eli, from 3 mos to just recently, and he's almost 2. He's not potty trained yet but when he got diagnosed with autism in September, things got more complicated. As his sensory needs changed, I realized he hated wearing the cloth under lots of clothes (when it got cold) so I made the very hard decision to stop using cloth and sell them. I still have them, waiting for a local girl to get them and I'm kinda hoping as it gets warmer we can try again. (he'd be naked all day if i let him!)

So my long winded point was..Im a (former) fluffy mom and LOVE that they look great!! I kept intending to make diapers and have NEVER gotten aroudn to making more than one! :) One dya it'll get done..lol and we won't need em then!


01-13-2010, 02:40 PM
Looks great -- I'm quite impressed that you made your own pattern!!! :)

01-14-2010, 10:11 AM
Looks great! I just made my first pocket diaper last night with the La di da pattern and I love it...of course DS hasn't worn it yet so I might feel differently after he does lol.

01-14-2010, 06:43 PM
ooh! great job! doesn't it feel so good- not paying $20 for something and making it yourself? im waiting on my bamboo velour- so i can start doing some heavy duty night time AIOs!!

01-14-2010, 11:08 PM
ooh! great job! doesn't it feel so good- not paying $20 for something and making it yourself? im waiting on my bamboo velour- so i can start doing some heavy duty night time AIOs!!

yes, it does! It's so much cheaper to buy the bamboo and microfleece and make a bunch. Although all the snap pressing gets old:001_tongue: