Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Front Envelope-Style Pocket Diaper

This style was requested on my sewing board this morning.

Cut your fabric pieces.
 The PUL rectangle will be the front/top of the envelope pocket to prevent front-leakage.
 Assemble faces-in before sewing around the edges.

 Sew all around the outside and trim your corners before turning through your pocket opening.
 Turn through the pocket.  For ruffled legs and back, top-stitch all the way around (THEN add your elastic casings and elastic.  For non-ruffled, just sew your elastic casings and install your elastic.  Then top-stitch last.
Elastics and wing snaps added.

 Snapped to the middle rise and stuffed with a snapped-down BG insert.

 Showing PUL on both sides of insert to prevent front leaks.


19 comments:

  1. Nice! I don't know why I never thought of flipping the pocket to the front and using the PUL as the top flap. Good idea!

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  2. Hello Arfy! I am making this diaper (thank you for the tutorial!) and I was wondering, how do I know how big the rectangle needs to be?

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    1. I just do it to just before the point where the front starts curving in. Once you have folded the edge over and seamed it there to make the clean edge, it is more in-set. It is really an approximate thing and just to where you think you'd like it best.

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  4. Hi!

    I just found your blog through a friend's pinterest page, but I can't find your Google docs and the patterns aren't available for download here on blogspot. Are they still on your Google docs? What's the link to your Docs?

    Thanks!

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    1. Follow the link at the bottom of the post. All of my templates are linked from that linked blog entry.

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  5. Thank you so much for the patterns! I made a square tab NB pocket diaper that turned out really cute. Are there any tips to top stitching close to the snaps? I tried a zipper foot and the stitching wasn't as nice as I would like. Or should I move the snaps in more, next time?

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    1. Usually stitch #2 is left justifying your needle. That is all I do. No special foot or anything.

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  7. I'm making some diapers like these and was wondering if for the rectangle I could use pul scrap that is perpendicular to the rest of the diaper as long as I don't mind that the pattern is sideways on that inside flap.

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    1. Sure. But it wouldn't stretch like the rest of the diaper since PUL only stretches side-to side.

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    2. Thanks. After tugging on some of my finished diapers that have the pul in the correct orientation I think I'll go for it since those don't seem to have much stretch there anyway. I'm guessing because my suedecloth inner doesn't have much stretch.

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    3. Yup. Microfleece and wicking jersey/pique do though. :)

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  8. is wicking jersey good for the inner fabric? its ok to touch babys bum correct?
    new to sewing and im going to try my first diaper.

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    1. It is fine. Makes for a VERY nice finished product. BUT, it can be challenging to sew with if you don't have a lot of experience sewing stretchy fabrics.

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  9. Could I do this patern with hdden pul?

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  10. Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but, how do I go about sewing a pocket diaper with just a front PUL strip to stop front-wicking? Bumgenius and Sunbaby Diapers use the front strip that i'm trying to emulate. I'm confident enough to use your tutorials for the back pocket opening. I looked all over the links and couldn't find a tutorial for it. Thanks in advance!

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  11. I am not sure what you mean by ruffled and un-ruffled leg openings, I think I need pics to understand...?

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