Diaper Sewing: Making a fleece pull-on pant

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 | 1 comments
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Image: Stoic diaper change, by Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr

OK, I am NOT very good at explaining things, (I'm a very visual person) so please forgive any confusing directions and feel free to ask for clarification.

Here goes:

All I did to make the fleece soaker was:

1) Trace around a pull-on pattern.

I have Bummis nylon pull-on pants, so I traced these, adding about an inch around the perimeter because I wanted it a little bigger to go over a big nighttime diaper.

I traced with the fold of fabric at the crotch.

2) Cut out 2 of the exact same pattern.

3) I did a serge stitch around both pieces to attach them, so it was like working with one thick piece of flannel.

4) Sew the sides together -- I didn't leave a whole 5/8" seam, I did as small as I could do easily.

5) Then I made casings at each leg hole and the waist. A big enough casing for my safety pin to fit through.

After I sew the casing, I push the safety pin through the casing with the elastic attached to it.

6) Tack down the ends of the elastic very well.

Sew casing all the way closed.

7) Turn it right side out, and Voila!! It's done.

Thanks to Sally for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: zefen Reusable Baby Diaper Cover/Knit Co | Natural, so soft, breathable, waterproof. Perfect with prefolds for hot climate
Reusable Diaper Cover

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  1. Anonymous says:

    though you are a good observer, i believe you are also good at explaining things...thats a good post by you.

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