I realized during this experiment that the most I've ever used the sewing machine for was to make myself some of those really puffy hair scrunchies when I was in high school. (HEY, they were cool then!! Right?!) I also made a home made lunch bag once in home ec., but that was in grade 7...about a million years ago.
At this point I messed it up...
I folded it over and sewed all the way around it, careful not to sew the pocket on the top shut.
I watched the video again at this point and realized I wasn't supposed to fold it before I sewed it, so I had to pull all the stitching out. Afterwards, I sewed it properly, LOL, and put on the elastic around the legs. It's not actually as hard as she made it sound in the video.
This is the inside of the diaper when it was finished. I used half of one of the receiving blankets we had from the twins. We only really need about 4 of them right now, just to use for rolls in our daughter's car seat...so that means we have a stack of flannel receiving blankets that will soon become diapers!
All done! Now, I don't have any velcro here, so these are going to be pinned right now, which is fine until I can get to the dollar store. (I won't be using the pins in the photo because they're not baby-safe, but I don't have any of those here either. I just wanted to show what it would look like when it was finished.
It's not going to win any awards, that's for sure. But it's not bad for my first time!!
And I thought it was going to be just a little too small for the baby, but I think if I make some different inserts for it, it'll fit. I made another one today that is a little more fancy (look at me getting all fancy over here, LOL!), and it's the same size and fits her just fine.
Velcro is definitely the answer to a squirmy baby, though. I thought the reason people didn't use pins anymore was just for the safety issues. LOL Nope. It's ALSO because a baby trying to squirm away while you're trying to stick a diaper on them is like trying to dress a cat. And believe me, I know how hard that is. I've dressed a cat or two in my lifetime.