Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fold-In-Fitted with a Print or Fleece Outer

I've seen others do this with my Fold-In-Fitteds, so I thought I'd do one myself.
I have used a cotton interlock print here, but you could also use a woven, or  even fleece and make it a "hybrid fitted."

Cut out your body fabric (2 layers of cotton fleece here),
and then cut out your outer fabric like below:
Fold and pin the edges under, but leave enough room at the top and bottom for your sewing foot.
Next you add your other body layer(s) (on the top for T&T or on the bottom for serged) and sew up the edges like normal.
 For this example, I made a T&T diaper, however, you could also serge it with the same method.
 Sew down the tucked-under edges of your outer fabric.  You will use those as the outside of your leg elastic casings.
 Close-up showing where the two fabrics meet.
 View of the inside.
 Elastics added and all closed up.
 The inside is all your main body fabric showing.
 But the outside has your pretty print or whatever fabric you choose.
 It sort of gives the look of ruffled legs as well, but without as rough an edge.

19 comments:

  1. Arfy do you think this would wick or anything since the legs are attached to the soaker part? I was thinking of making some of these. If I wanted to do a plain fleece and a cute knit print on outside would that work?

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  2. What fabric did you use for the different body layers in this?

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    1. Just two layers of regular weight 100% cotton fleece. :)

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    2. Thanks for your reply! I would like to use an old cotton bath towel. What would be the best way to include that? Sandwich it between layers of t-shirt material?

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    3. Most bath towels would be too thick for this style of diaper. You could cut out a contour inner soaker out of it and sew between layers of something else, but most towels would be too thick to be the full body including the flaps. The thinner terry that you buy from fabric stores might be fine, but bath towels tend to be more plush.

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    4. Ahh that's what I worried about. I'm trying to make an overnight diaper. My little man likes to sleep on his side and pocket diapers aren't cutting it! I also found an old cotton terry bathrobe that I think would work well instead of the towel.

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  3. Could this potentially be done with a PUL outer?

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    1. It would likely wick quite badly. You'd need some other form of anti-wicking measure I think. I've seen one where the person used a border of fleece to protect around the edges or something, but just as it is, I would advise it.

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  4. I'm definitely going to make some that are NB size, CV inner/wing topper, hidden bamboo fleece, and knit outer for baby #2's stash. Thank you so much for the awesome tutorial!

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  5. I am trying to find a one size fitted pattern to use with bamboo fleece. I would like to be able to snap in and lay in multiple bamboo fleece soakers for an overnight diaper. If I cut off the fold over part of this pattern, will it work for my purposes?

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    1. No. This template is designed specifically for this style of fitted. There are several other non-fold-in patterns on my downloads page. Plus templates for the type of soakers you are wanting. You'll want to use the multi-wing option or the M/L fitted option and then the larger of the soaker templates sewn as a petal-style soaker.

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    2. Thank you so much for your reply! I really appreciate it! I am so excited to try a few of your patterns. They look awesome! I am intrigued by the fold in pattern as well. Would it work to make a lay in soaker to lay on top of the fold overs for overnight? Or would the patterns that you suggested above be better for overnight? Thanks again!

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    3. You can lay a doubler either on top or underneath the fold-in flaps. You can even use a microfiber insert as a booster as long as it is laid under the flaps. That is actually my favorite way to use them as an overnight diaper. They don't do as good of a job containing really messy poops because they aren't as fitted around the legs. But they make for great overnight fitteds. The thinner overall body makes for much easier washing and faster drying too.

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    5. Thank you for your help and for making these great patterns available!

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  6. since this is all fleece would you need a cover still?

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    1. If you used a very good fleece that didn't wick through AT ALL, then you *could*... but while it might be fine under a dress or with just a shirt, it would not be water-resistant enough to wear under cotton clothing like onesies or pants. However, it'd be totally fine just under a pair of fleece pants. However, some fleece pants are good enough to be used as covers over any fitteds.

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    2. The reason it isn't the best design for an AIO even if you put PUL outside in this method is that there is no wick-prevention measure. The absorbent fabric goes right up to every edge.

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