Diaper Sewing_: Convert Prefolds

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, November 16, 2007 | 0 comments
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Thanks to Angela for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Tracie asked:
Is there a pattern out there that would convert prefolds to fitted diapers?

I haven't seen a comercial pattern, but I did see a picture that someone sent to a list where they did the same thing. What this person did was fold the sides in a bit to form a casing (I think it was 1" or 1/2"), straight stitched it down, and then added elastic inside the casing. The finished product looked more like a pinnable fitted then a prefold.

The only problem would be if you needed the diaper to be as wide as a prefold, since with this method you'd lose some width. Other then that I thought it was a clever idea.



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