Diaper Sewing_: Inexpensive Form-Fitted Diapers

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 05, 2008 | 0 comments
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prefold diapersThanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

If you find your prefolds or shaped diapers are leaking, but don't want to invest in more expensive form-fitted diapers, try this!

Get some elastic - bathing suit elastic will last the longest, available atmost fabric stores. Cut two strips about 9" long per diaper (1" [2.5cm] less for small diapers, 1"-2" [2.5-5 cm] more for large diapers) .

Centre one piece of elastic on each side of your shaped diaper along the leg (or along each side of the centre panel on your prefold). Stretch out the elastic, and zigzag-stitch into place.

Now you have form- fitted diapers to help "hold back the tide"! When using these diapers, place the elastic side of diaper away from your baby's skin.



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