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My "guess month" is approaching quickly, and diapers have been on my mind.  I decided to go with flatfolds since the baby will most likely grow quickly in the first few months.  After that I will sew AIO pocket diapers like I did for Logan (see here).  

Since a flatfold is only a folded up piece of cloth, this means I will also need about 4-6 water proof/resistant covers.  Being the cheap ass that I am, I decided against retail covers that typically go for $16+ each.  I knew I could work with the materials that I used for Logan's diapers; I just had to figure out the best way to go about it.  After looking at various methods, I decided to make them the same way I made the pocket diapers; only minus the inner fleece.  The idea is for the flatfold to absorb wetness while the waterproof PUL cover prevents leaking.   

This baby is measuring big like Logan did so I worked with a size one diaper to make my pattern.  The Cat and the Hat helped too!  I also referred to this website to make sure my measurements were true for a small infant.   

Here is the PUL and outer fabric held together by hair clips.  

Here is my finished product. 


Here is a side by side of the cloth (origami fold) and cover.

As you can see, the Cat in the Hat is a very satisfied customer!

*For instructions on how to make a pattern, go hereFor the step by step process on how to make an AIO pocket diaper, click here.  Again, since I made waterproof covers I did not use a fleece interior. 

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Looks great.  You should sell some!

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 3:03 AM

That is so cool! And The Cat In The Hat looks very satisfied indeed. :)

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 6:10 AM

Thats wonderful! I wish I had known how to sew when Sierra was a baby. I do know how now but I could have used those skills when she was outgrowing things weekly!

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 8:56 AM

Awesome, Lorel!  PUL is hard to sew on because it's so slippery! 

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM

Yes it is, Kristin. 

I had a hell of a time keeping the stitching from bunching up.  I also had some extra fabric I had to cut off when I was through.  If you look closely you can see that my finished product is not quite symmetrical...lol! 

I'm happy with the outcome regardless :-)

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:42 AM

Great job!  Your machine is desired, btw.  Him's sexay.

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Very, very cool.

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Oh wow this is awesome! And thanks for sharing. Mom is really bothering me to cloth diaper again and I'm thinking maybe I can pass this pattern on to her!

Last time I went cover free, and did the pin and fold. It was a littl gross sometimes, but hey- when baby went you knew that baby WENT!

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Love this!

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Jan. 15, 2010 at 10:19 PM

That is so cool, Lorel! You did a great job. Seriously.

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