Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Snap-In Cover and Multi-Style AI2

This is my first response to this thread on the Cloth Diapering board on babycenter.com.

Cover/Shell assembly process:


Then you just follow the same sewing methods used in the Flip-style cover tutorial.

The fitted soaker is just assembled like a serged fitted diaper with cased elastic.  The snaps go on at the very end since they go all the way through.

(I'll add a simple pictorial for the insert sleeve.)

The first request was for an Aplix version.  
The wipeable cover can be used over any fitted, prefold, or flat...  Or, it can snap together with either the insert/stuffable sleeve or the fitted soaker.  Below are made with just bamboo fleeces.
 
Snap-in fitted soaker (easy to make them PUL-backed or stay-dry topped): 


Snapped into the cover/shell.



Large setting.
Snap down both the soaker and the shell to change rises/sizes.
Small setting with the fitted soaker.
Insert sleeve will fit my biggest OS insert (newer BG 4.0 insert).
You could also PUL-back the insert sleeve or make it out of stay-dry fabric.

To change the rise just snap down or fold the insert.  The sleeve will collapse easily.

Smallest rise with insert and insert sleeve (and bamboo doubler in this case).
This is the cover stuffed with only the bamboo fleece sleeve/doubler.

You could make the sleeve with just flannel for a trimmer natural fiber sleeve for inserts as well.

18 comments:

  1. hi, really like this idea, i especially think that pul backed would be great then just snap out wet one and snap in new one then off you go. maybe would be a little to bulky in first few months.

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    1. That is why the cover is also a wipeable normal cover. Also, it has just the snap-in empty sleeve as well.

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    2. they are very alike to the pop-in's we have here in england, i think yours will be a little better fit wise as your patterns seem to be higher in the rise and the pop in's never come up high enough on older children or when you boost them at night on younger ones.

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  2. What a great pattern! Is this one available on your Google Docs pattern page?

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    1. Not yet. I need to section it and I'll update the post when I put up the template(s). :)

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    2. Hello. I was just wondering if the template ever made it onto your google docs. I absolutely love it!

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  3. Wow this is amazing! You do such amazing work.

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  4. I love this diaper! I can't wait to make one! One question, how many layers of fabric did you use for the soaker? Thanks!

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    1. Also, how do you know how long to cut your elastics? Thanks again!

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    2. I don't measure my elastic. I tack in the far end, then pull to my desired stretch. Basically, for the legs, it is that point when it easily stretches all the way but doesn't have extra slack. For the second leg, I tack the far end and pull tight and match up length with the first before sewing the second end. For the back, I do about 75% stretch.

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  5. Can you explain why you are using 2 layers of PUL then (I think) sewing them together RS to WS. I see that one has the extra material for the casings, while the other it cut along the inner black line (usually the "final" diaper if I'm not mistaken). I have the tutorials pulled up side-by-side and I'm still confused... Thanks!

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    1. Snap backings, and since both the front and back need snaps going through there, i left it a full panel so there wouldn't be gaps for poop to get stuck into etc.

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    2. It keeps the inner fully wipeable.

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  6. I LOVE this Arfy! So awesome and such a great idea with the fitted contour in there!

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  7. I re-read my post and needed to edit for grammer ;-)

    This has to be my favorite pattern, EVER! I'm currently pregnant with my second and REALLY want to try sewing some cloth diapers. I really like the idea of a pocket diaper (or cover) that can be stuffed with flats or prefolds but also has the ability to snap in a fitted soaker! I'm pretty new to the diaper-sewing-game, so I'm going to have to look at these posts for quite a while to figure it all out, but I'm determined! LOVE THIS! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  8. How many layers do you use for your soakers?

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  9. I LOVE this pattern!! I just sewed my first one today. I didn't even want to wait for the dryer to heat seal the PUL so I just ran a hot Iron over it. It's been on him for 4 1/2 hours with the fitted insert (micro fleece, flannel, zorb, zorb, flannel) first then just the sleeve insert (micro fleece, zorb, zorb, organic knit cotton) and I haven't had a single leak. My son is 24 months and a really heavy wetter! I also love the fitted insert the best because it makes the diaper act like it has double gussets, which I know don't work for some ;) but they really help me out!! Anyway THANK YOU for this pattern!! I already have two more drawn on my PUL ready to cut!

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