|First I cut three identical pieces of material.|
The pink layer is a waterproof material. It's a shower curtain! You can pick them up for $1 at the Dollar Store, and it'll make at least a dozen diapers!!!
The dark layer is denim from a pair of jeans that are too big for me now.
The light layer is cut from a flannel receiving blanket.
|On the other side.|
**When you buy a brand new microfiber towel or face cloth, they have to be washed a few times before they are absorbent. Don't use fabric softener on it, or it messes with the absorbency.**
The layers were, from top to bottom: 1.Shower curtain. 2.Outer material (in this case it was the denim). 3.Flannel 4.Microfiber pad.
|Remember to fold over and sew an area along the back area|
so you'll have an open area to pull the material right side out.
(Just like you would on the pocket diapers.)
|Sew all the way around the diaper. (I use a straight stitch.)|
Don't sew the back opening closed!
|This is what it looks like when you've sewn all the way around it.|
|Once the elastic is in, turn the diaper right side out.|
Sew around the outside of the entire diaper.
BE CAREFUL not to sew over the elastic bands.
(You'll have to go out and around them.)
Once it's been turned right side out, you can go all the way around it with a straight stitch, and you can sew the back opening closed.
|Finished except for the velcro.|
So, that's it. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm not sure if I explained it very well, and I can't upload video to the Internet unless I want to wait 7 hours for it to be uploaded. (I don't.)
When you wash your diaper, keep in mind that there is a plastic piece in it. Wash it in less than 30 degree water, and hang to dry. When it's about 90% dry, throw it in the dryer for 10-15 mins to soften it up. Again, fabric softener will make it less absorbent.