Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yardage Layouts for OS Squaretab Template

I had the request again for my cutting layouts but applied to the OS Squaretab template.

Friday, March 21, 2014

FOE Cover with Surrounding Gussets

There was a post on my cloth diaper sewing board asking for a tutorial on how to make this type of diaper cover.  I personally have no gusset love, so I won't do many tutorials for things like this in the future.  Maybe just another with only side double-gussets and a non-FOE version.

Use a long straight stitch along the very edge to baste the pieces together.

Everything basted together with a loose straight stitch around the outside edge.

Now just sew your outer FOE on like you normally would for a basic FOE cover.
 Side view of the inner leg gussets.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Cased Elastic Trainer

Here is the pictorial for my all-cased elastic trainer.
The templates are here for the Small and Large sizes.

Start with the (prepared pocket or pocket AIO) inner and outer laid faces inward.
Sew together close to the edges EXCEPT at the sides/hips of the back.
Turn through your pocket opening.
Sew all of your elastic casings.
Feed your elastics.  
75%+ stretched through the legs, 50%+ across the back, and 25%+ across the front.

I use binder clips to hold my raw edges folded in.
Now for the stretchy hips...
Turn and sew your casings.
Pop just a few stitches across the middle to help with feeding.
Sew closed that side close to the edge after sewing all your elastics in.
Pin your hip panels into the body side openings.
Sew them in-place with your top-stitching.  I also add a second seam for strength.
Add your snaps.

Here it is with a "China cheapie" insert inside.  ;)