Nesting: Cloth Diapers AI2

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I would love to say that I picked up these materials and immediately had these figured out & perfect…BUT not so much.  Now that I do have it figured out I don’t understand how I didn’t get it at first.  It’s easy though.  Everyone likes something different.  I have really taken to a cloth diaper that is a one-size, snap, pocket-stuffed cloth diaper that is cute.  That last part has been super important!

20130831-083537.jpgI went through my fabric bins and pulled out every fabric that I have been dying to do something with but couldn’t narrow down what.

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I went to PreFold 2 Fitted‘s blog for the printed pattern!  I used this one specifically…  http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2012/02/hint-at-future-pattern-and-tutorial.html

Materials

  • 18″ x 15″ Fabric
  • 18″ x 15″ PUL
  • 18″ x 15″ Suede cloth
  • 18 sets of snaps (18 of one side and 7 of the other)
  • 19″ braided 1/4″ elastic
  • Thread

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I ordered my KAM snaps pliers and 300 sets of white snaps.  I allotted for the 9 diapers I had material (PUL & fabric) for and lots of messing up!

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After reading through a bunch of blogs, I used the scrap PUL on the back of the fabric to better anchor the snaps.

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Once I finished the snaps that you do before you piece the diaper together it should look like this.

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Next, you’ll want to mark where the elastic for the back will go.  This was another one of my preferences.  I decided to use 4 1/2″ long 1/4″ braided elastic (with edges quickly melted by a lighter) stretched & sewn across 8″ length.  First though…mark the 8″ length, place the PUL & fabric right-sides together and sew 3/8″ seam between the markings.

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Pin the elastic edges at the 8″ markings and sew a zig zag stitch while pulling the elastic straight.

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Do the same process for the suede cloth except there’s no need to sew a seam between on the 8″ length before the elastic.

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Turn the PUL & fabric right-side out.

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Pin the right-side of the suede cloth and the fabric/PUL together.  Sew a 3/8″ seam from elastic edge around to the other elastic edge.

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For the leg elastic, I made an 8″ length for a 5″ piece of 1/4″ braided elastic to be sewn on starting at the bottom snap of the front.

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After you’ve completed the leg elastics, turn the diaper right side out.  Sew 1/2″ seam from the back elastic edge to the other back elastic edge.  Be sure to pull straight when sewing along the leg elastic.

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Last step, the final 4 snaps.

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Done!

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