Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mock Grobaby and Templates



This is just a trace of a Grobaby shell by request of some sewing friends.  No seam allowance or any assembly instructions are included.  The tabs and front panel are loop fabric.  The snap backings at the front are a full section of PUL that act as the water-proofing for the front of the diaper.  The inside is a type of athletic wicking jersey/mesh.  There are also two mesh-backed snaps on the inside for the snap-in soakers.



Download and print the simplified pdf here.  The more complex pdf with assembly pieces is HERE.

Assembly process:





 (This is when you'd add your hook tabs if doing hook and loop.)


 Turn through a small hole in the front.  Sew elastic casings.
Thread and tack elastic.
 Close up the hole in front with the top-stitching.

Add wing snaps (if doing snap version)


22 comments:

  1. is it possible for you to add a few instructions to this?

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  2. Where did you find the loop fabric??

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    1. It's velcro. You can get it at any Walmart or fabric store.

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  3. Is this inner snap placement compatible with the Grovia ai2 insert? Or do I have the wrong diaper type?

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    1. It is, but they use proprietary snaps, so you'd have to add new snaps to the inserts or use compatible snaps to Grovia's in the covers.

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    2. I have been informed that you can now purchase size 22 snaps that are compatible with Grovia diapers. When I first made this, you could not.

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  4. I was researching a lot about Grovia and found out on the KAM facebook page that Grovia uses size 20 (normal length pushpin looking) caps and size 22 studs and sockets, which are a little larger than the size 20 and more industrial for thicker fabrics. http://www.kamsnaps.com/guide-to-snaps-13.html#size :) FYI

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    1. Yes, but look at the date on this post. Size 22 was not retail available back then. ;)

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  5. Do you know where to find this loop fabric??

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  6. I am wondering if this is a "one size" diaper, if not what size baby does it fit?

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    1. Yes. It is. However, I would say it isn't a large-fitting OS. Probably up to 28lbs depending on build and the rise of the toddler/baby.

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  7. Love your patterns- I checked the site, but you have a pattern to make GroBaby snap-in inserts? I would love to try to make some for my shells. Thanks :)

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  8. Also wondering about the loop fabric

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  9. Also wondering about the loop fabric

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    1. It's velcro. You can get it at any Walmart or fabric store.

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    2. No. Loop fabric is NOT velcro. It is fabric that is the loops side of a hook & loop system. Not "fabric loop tape" but actual yardage and is much softer and thinner than loop tape like the loop side of velcro.

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  10. Is there a way to add double gussets to this pattern?

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    1. I'm not sure what double gussets are, but I made a lot of these without gussets and there were problems with leaking. I took them apart and addded gussets and now they work great! I traced the curve from the elastic markings, measured 1" above them and drew a straight line across. Then I added 3/8" to the curve and finished the straight edge of the gussets with FOE.

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    2. I should have added, I laid the right side up on top of the lining, resewed it, then used a zig zag stitch to attach the elastic within the seam. Then it can be turned and topstitched.

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  11. Where can I get the measurements for this pattern please?

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  12. Would You ever consider adding instructions for this pattern?

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    1. I'm not really keeping up this blog anymore in general. There are step-by-step photos above which generally show the assembly process. You basically assemble the inner and the outer separately, and then sew them together like you would with any other cloth diaper... as shown in my sewing a basic diaper start to finish post.

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