Friday, March 22, 2013

Sized Pocket All-In-Ones

Kind of like the old style sized Bumgenius Pocket AIOs, but with my square wings...  What do you guys think?
X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large Templates.

Here are some step-by-step pics for the Newborn/XS:
Sew the soaker into the inside of the main wicking fabric layer.
 Sew up the edges of the wicking fabric.  Add the loop laundry tabs (if doing H&L).  Then attach the two inner fabric pieces together.
 I use binder clips to attach my PUL and inner wicking jersey together faces-in.

 Sew around the outside.

 Turn through the pocket opening.
 Install your elastic, top-stitch, and sew on your H&L tabs (or wing snaps), and you're done.  :)



 

Here is a medium sewn up with a Babyville stay-dry wicking fabric inner:


Here is a large sewn up as just a basic pocket diaper with an Alova suedecloth inner:



For the XL, I used a large (irregular) Swaddlebees microfiber insert sewn-in.

Here are all the sizes laid out:
 Here is a Bumgenius 4.0 One-Size pocket diaper next to my XL for comparison. 
The Large is about the same size as most one-size diapers at full rise.

29 comments:

  1. I love every single post- you've helped countless parents (me included!) cloth diaper their babies with hand made fluff. Thank you for another great tutorial- very simple and very informative, as always!

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  2. OH! This is excellent. I really wanted to try and do a BG Pocket type opening on a diaper I am starting. Thanks so much!!

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  3. These look amazing. Are you buying die cut tabs? If so, where are you getting them? RocketBottoms on etsy had/has some, but I have been unable to get a hold of her.

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    1. Nope. I just cut a skinny rectangle of hook and loop tapes, place them faces together, and round one end. That way they match up evenly. :)

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    2. You'll notice that in the pic with all 5, the tabs are all different sizes. ;)

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  4. Do you have weight ranges for these?:)

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  5. I would also be interested in weight ranges. Is the xs for a newborn? at what point would you need the small or medium? I tried making a square tab AIO and I hate that I can not tell if it's dry so I want to use this pattern but not sure what sizes. I love this idea because it's an AIO and pocket.

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  6. also interested in weight range.

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  7. Thanks for the awesome free patterns! I'm also interested in the weight ranges.

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  8. This is exactly the type of AIO I've been searching for! I'm curious though, can I do this method in a OS? Or will it not work with the insert?

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    1. You're correct. It wouldn't work for an OS. You could maybe get away with a two rise NB/S and M/L with a thin sewn-in soaker, and then stuff a doubler in for the larger size.

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    2. I was also wondering about approximate weight ranges!

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  9. Approx weight range per size?

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    1. I kind of hate the whole idea of weight-ranges in general because every baby is shaped so differently. What fits a chunky 20lb 6 month old isn't likely going to fit a slim 20lb 16 month old. Right?
      If you want to go off really general body types and builds, then I'd guess:
      XS: 6-10lbs
      S: 9-15lbs
      M: 14-24lbs
      L: 22-30lbs
      XL: 28-45lbs

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  10. I'm a little confused about the yellow and blue lines on the pattern. Could you please explain them? (If I missed where to find the answer please just direct me) thanks!!
    I have 3 patterns printed and think I'll do this pocket one first.
    Another wuestion: if I use the XL I can make that the OS then put all the rising snaps right?
    Thanks so much. The time and generosity for you to just put all this out there for free is truly amazing. What a selfless person you are :)

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    1. The fabric cut and sewing/finishing lines for pockets.
      The XL is WAY WAY too big to be an OS diaper. I have an OS Squaretab pattern already. Use that. OS diapers are more like medium diapers but with extended rise. You really can't just take a sized diaper and make it OS by adding rise snaps. If you added ruse snaps to the XL, you COULD use it as a L-XL diaper though. Especially for a very chunky toddler.

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  11. Thank you!! I've never done this before and still learning all the terminology as well. I guess I'll just wing it and see what happens with the OS square tabs. Thanks!

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  12. Can this pattern be used to make sized hook and loop diaper covers similar to thirsties covers? If so, can I use FOE? I'm wanting covers for snappied on flat diapers. I made your flip cover and it turned out great but I found I much prefer to snappi, the mess is just contained better, and I am not really enjoying the rise snaps. So I wasn't too try my hand at sized hook and loop, just not sure which pattern to go for. Sorry to make such a long question lol.

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  13. How many layers of what type or fabric did you use for the sewn-in soaker, and is that supposed to be sufficient for a newborn, or is it necessary to also add the pocket insert to make the diaper fully useful?

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  14. Can the tabs be extended to use snaps instead of Velcro?

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    1. The template has marking for snaps as well. I just did velcro for the pictorial. They are made to be both. Just check the downloads page for the pattern templates. :)

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  15. On the 5th picture there a rectangle of right side PUL... do you double the PUL to add strength to the loop band?

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    1. It is backing to support the fabric there from the tug/pull that the fastening and unfastening of the H&L has on the stitches holding it down. So the PUL doesn't stretch and ripe there with use.

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    1. All patterns say "1 inch" equivalent to 1 inch, what should I do with that indication? Sorry if I did not read well, I want to know if I should expand the pattern or leave space for seams

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    2. It is just a print guide. To make sure that you have your printer set to print "100%" or "do not scale to fit"

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  17. Thank you so much for putting the time and effort into sharing these patterns and tutorials! I'm trying to make my first one now while the babe is napping. One quick question, for the pocket opening is it open the full width of the diaper? I hemmed them and overlapped them and joined them at the sides. I wasn't sure if I was also supposed to sew them closed a little bit or not.

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    1. That is totally up to you. I do like to sew them a little bit closed. Make sure to leave a large opening though. I usually just sew them closed for up to the length of the tabs, but not into the main body any. :)

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