Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sized Fold-In Fitted Diapers



Here are a few sizes cut out and laid over each other.
 Here is the Medium with the edges serged and the first elastic guide seams sewn.
 The elastic casings are all sewn.
 Elastic installed, front closed, and then wing snaps added.
Here are the finished M, L, S, and XS all together.

28 comments:

  1. Yay! These will be the first dipes I sew EVER!

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  3. They look great but complicated, is the pattern available yet?

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  4. Fantastic! Approx what weight does each size fit?

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    1. These were some 100% cotton fleece that I bought on clearance from fabric.com a while back. I stock up on fabrics when they are on close-out. ;)

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  6. First, thank you for sharing these patterns for free! :)
    Second, Two questions:
    I wonder if you have a size range (especially the small end) for the OS fold in pattern?
    Also would this work doing a polyester/windpro fleece as the outer layer, a couple/few layers of t-shirt as the rest of the layers? I was thinking that it either would work really well (giving a "stay dry" feeling where folded in, while providing a hybrid sort of protection on the outside...and letting the t-shirt layers absorb...I'm not sure if this is ridiculous or plausible, and baby isn't here yet so I have no experience at all. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks :)
    Amy

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    1. If it was MICROfleece, then it would probably work. However, with both wings folded in, it would be two layers of microfleece for the liquid to have to pass through. I'd be worried. If you just want to go with the Fleece AIO or hybrid-type fleece outer though, you could do it like my print-outer fold-in-fitted tutorial. Where only the body has the fleece and not the fold-in soaker sections.

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    2. As for the size ranges. I'm not really sure. I tried to make them fit similar to most retail sized diapers. I'd say the smallest setting of the OS would be about 9lbs with a serged diaper and maybe as small as 8lbs with T&T. It'd be pretty bulky though depending on your layering and fabrics used. If intending to use it from that small, I would make it thinner and then plan on adding a doubler/soaker to it with the larger sizes. I know Gingerbread Cloth sells hers that way. :)

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  7. Thank you for such a quick response! That helps a lot. Maybe I'll make a few sized ones in the smaller size for newborn...we have no idea of size yet, but hubby and I were each not even 8#...for what that's worth :)

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  8. If I just printed the pattern - does it include seam allowance for turned?? I am so new to this, sorry!

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  9. I new to this party, and hope you're still available to answer questions. :) How did you thread your elastic after everything had been serged? I know the front is left open, but how did you get your hand in there, and get everything threaded? Also, it looks as though you just tacked the edges down, rather than zig zagging all the way down the elastic, to allow it to move freely in the casing, is this correct?

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    1. This is how I almost always install my elastic in every type of diaper: http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2013/05/installing-cased-elastic.html

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  10. Would this diaper work well for liquidy EBF poops? Or would poop escape into the PUL cover? Thanks!

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    1. They don't have as snug of a fit at the legs as a normal cased elastic fitted diaper would, but many people still say they work well for EBF poo. I doubt they would handle huge poop-splosions, but a normal amount of EBF poop should be fine. My son was a hold it all and then explode type when he was EBF, while my daughter was a small poop in most diaper changes type.

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  11. Sorry for the trouble but I was confused because the pictures aren't of just one diaper :0 . But Thank you so much for everything that you've provided (pics, info, etc.). between here and YouTube I've been able to collect all the help I needed to sew my own stash that's lasted me almost 2 years already :)
    Anyways my question for this post is : the material that is on the outside is what the baby will eliminate on?
    I like mine lined with fleece so I would have to make the outer fleece (then say a couple or a few layers of jersey or terry etc.) and then the top inside layer of something (baby bum safe) like flannel?
    And my second question: Does this pattern get turned inside out?? (I'm guessing No? am I wrong? it's serged so I didn't think so...
    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP :D

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    1. It can be mae turned OR serged. I have tutorials for both. http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2013/04/turned-and-top-stitched-fold-in-fitted.html
      Also, you can assemble them so that the wings are not covered with the outer materials. http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2013/06/fold-in-fitted-with-print-or-fleece.html
      Both those are also linked from the downloads page list. :) If you want to use microfleece for a stay-dry inner with this template, then I'd suggest folding the wings OUTWARD instead of inward. That way the whole part touching the baby is stay-dry. I designed this primarily to be an easy-wash, quick-dry, easy to assemble style fitted suitable for people without access to washers and dryers. But I know it has become a favorite for people as a low-bulk night-time fitted option since it is also easy to slide a doubler under the wings and add more absorbency easily.

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  12. Is there an approximate size range for each of the sized dipes? I've made several of your OS for my daughter and love them, but am wanting to make some sized options for a friend of mine who is having a baby in May.

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    1. It really all depends on the shape of the baby. I tried to make them pretty close to the common retail sized diapers. However, the XS is more like 8/9lbs starting because I like using trimmer and tighter legged fitteds for the really new newborns.

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  13. These look awesome. I'm very new to sewing but I am already using cloths for my daughter but expanding my stash is something I would like to do myself. Do you think this is something I could tackle as a greenhorn? Also is your outer shell made with a waterproof material? Is there a full guide to sewing this pattern? Love what you have done with these nappies.

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    1. I apologise, I just noticed above that you have a tut, I will check it out. Once again thank you for sharing and being inspirational on my sewing journey.

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    2. I apologise, I just noticed above that you have a tut, I will check it out. Once again thank you for sharing and being inspirational on my sewing journey.

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  14. These look awesome. I'm very new to sewing but I am already using cloths for my daughter but expanding my stash is something I would like to do myself. Do you think this is something I could tackle as a greenhorn? Also is your outer shell made with a waterproof material? Is there a full guide to sewing this pattern? Love what you have done with these nappies.

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  15. Hi. I am looking to make these as fitteds with out the fold in part. Would small fit a newborn? or should i make some extra smalls as well? My 2 were 7.6 and 7.9lbs so average.

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    1. I have two much better newborn fitted templates. You should use those. Not try and modify this one. The XS fold-in-fitted is a bit larger than a NB diaper, and not as adjustable. Use my NB/S fitted templates.

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  16. I'm starting my newborn stash for #2. My son was 9lbs at birth... do you think the xs or sm would be better to make for this baby?

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