Friday, April 5, 2013

Turned and Top-Stitched Fold-In Fitted

It is very simple to do the Fold-In Fitteds without a serger as well.

Sew around very close to the outer edge of your fabric with your turning hole in the front.
 Turn through the hole.
Sew your elastic casings
  Install your elastics and top-stitch to close up the turning hole.
Add your wing snaps (or velcro/aplix/etc.).

 To use, fold in the soaker flaps.
They won't be longer than your smallest rise.
 
Smallest rise:
 Medium:
 Large:

14 comments:

  1. I just made a Quick Snap Flap Wrap in a newborn size the other day (out of hubby's old t-shirt). And while it might be "easier" to sew, I definitely think this will be far easier to use! LOVE it! I found the sized ones as well and will probably make some XS with an umbilical snap down :)

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  2. I forgot to ask...what kind of fabrics did you use for this?

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    1. This one is one layer of bamboo fleece and one layer of cotton fleece that I picked up on clearance. :)

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    2. by fleece, are you referring to sweatshirt type material fleece? tia!

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    3. Sort of. However, most sweatshirt fleece is about 60/40 cotton/poly. You would need closer to 100% cotton. 80%+ at least. You can order it online, but most local stores don't carry real cotton fleece. I got mine from fabric.com back when it was on clearance a couple months ago.

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  3. just a reference texture-wise. there is some bamboo fleece at the Mill End fabric store near my home, and it's what it reminded me of. Just making sure there's not some poly-fleece like texture I don't know about (of course I don't see how this would be absorbent in the least!) Thanks! I think finding your blog made my YEAR!!

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    1. Awwww thanks! Yeah, it is thinner than most sweatshirts, but it is that brushed inside and the interlock/knit outside. :)

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  4. I just finished the newborn size and I am in LOVE!!! I used the snap template from your Newborn to Small Fitted because I'm expecting this little girl to be quite small. Plus, I wanted to use the umbilical snap-down. It's the cutest thing EVER!!! THANK YOU!

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  5. Im somewhat new to cloth diaper sewing, are these obsorbant enough on their own to not need a cover? And would it be pretty easy to add on a layer of Alova microsuede just to the fold over inserts as a stay dry material? Or would it be better to use that on the whole template. (That is our favorite stay dry surface for our dipes). Also considering making reusable liners from alova, maybe that would do the trick. TIA!

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  6. So when doing this pattern with 2cotton shirts, how much layers would i need? To be effective? Do i install an insert?

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    1. 4 layers of shirting should be plenty. You shouldn't need any inserts, as that is what the flaps are for. However, you can always place a doubler under the flaps for heavy wetters or overnights. :)

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  7. hello! I'm wondering how much fabric would this diaper need per...I'm trying to estimate my yardage for them. It will be my first time trying to make cloth diapers...thanks!

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    1. It depends what fabric you're using. If cotton fleece or bamboo fleece, etc. Then just about 38"x19" preshrunk should be enough. If you're using flannel or t-shirt jersey or interlock etc, then you'd need twice that much.

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  8. Which patterns would be best to use for making covers for this diaper?

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