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Pocket Diaper tutorial
If you don’t sew in the velcro you could pin these and they will truly be a one size fits all pocket diaper. But these particular diapers are sewn specifically for a 12 month old. I thought the velcro would be easiest for the caregivers.

I got the pattern from Rita’s Rump.

Posted by Emily W. from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Emily W.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out the outside and inside of diaper. Cut 2 pieces of velcro between 4 and 5 inches long. I used flannel for the outside and fleece for the inside.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sew the softer side of the velcro onto the outside front panel on the right side of the fabric.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use a scrap of fabric as a stabilizer. Sew using a zigzag stitch.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew soft side of the second piece of 4-5 inch velcro on the right side of the wing.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 5
    Step 5

    I know it seems odd but you are going to fold one of the wings over to hold the front panel and the other wing onto this wing to hold the waste of the diaper up. It will make more sense later. Use a scrap of fabric to stabilize this velcro as well.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the rough side of the velcro to both wings on the right side of the inside fabric. Use a stabilizer.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 7
    Step 7

    Trim off the stabilizers.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew elastic into the back of the pocket. Sew the elastic (pulling it as tight as you can about 1.5 cm from the edge).

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold over a 1cm seam allowance and top stitch down. Fold over and top stitch a 1cm seam along the fabric that will be the inside diaper too.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now sew the elastic into the leg openings. In this tutorial I will show you how to sew the elastic into the leg without a ruffled edge. Mark your fabric about 1cm in with a pen in a few places to be sure that you sew the elastic straight. then tack the elastic using a zigzag stitch at the beginning. Sew using a 3 point zigzag pully the elastic as tightly as you can. Then tack the end of the elastic down. Repeat on the other leg opening.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 11
    Step 11

    Pin the right sides together.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 12
    Step 12

    Sew the diaper leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Pulling the elastic leg openings as you sew. Do not sew the pocket opeings together but do sew right up to the edges of the pocket openings.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cut off the excess fabric.

  • How to make a diapers. Pocket Diaper - Step 14
    Step 14

    Turn the diaper and top stitch all around using a 1 cm seam allowance. Do not top stitch the pocket openings. You already hemmed those. I rolled the elastic edge inside and stitch around it. Pulling it and trying not to catch the elastic in the top stitch.

  • Step 15

    Voila’. Now stuff this pocket diaper with an infant prefold, or pocket type insert and do not forget to use a diaper cover or a wool soaker.

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Kimmi
Kimmi · Epsom, England, GB · 2 projects
I think this is a brilliant project (even though I don't have children).
I read step 15 wrong and didn't see the prefol bit, so I thought it said "Now stuff this pocket diaper with an infant" and I laughed so much.

Thank you
k/x
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