Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Special Needs Diaper Preview

Something I worked on today by request (I found that the rise snaps should be shifted into the body by about 1/4-1/2" for the best result with thick fabrics like the fleece I used.  I'll update the templates at a later date):

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Turning a Flip into an Elemental

I'm doing a few of these conversions for a friend.  However, I'm using organic bamboo fleece and they are topped with organic bamboo velour.

I assembled the serged soaker pieces first and then just folded under the serged edges of the PUL flaps, pinned them to the soaker ends, and did a wide straight stitch across the front and back to attach them together.  I figured, this way, she could just use a seam ripper to revert them back to normal undamaged Flips if she ever wanted.  :)

The template for the soakers is on my downloads post: http://prefold2fitted.blogspot.com/2012/10/online-free-downloads.html

That same friend wanted to try a few cloth pads:

A few other diapers for my friends

Two fitteds and 2 more covers.  :) 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Side-Snapping Single-Layer Fleece Cover

This is an adaptation I made today based on my friend Jahnavi's pattern and tutorial.

Firstly, instead of just cutting right around her pattern template as it is, I added extra bits for casing the elastic rather than zig-zagging it down like she does.  Plus for the front snap-backings.  The strips are for the wing snap-backings.  Then I folded those bits in to make casings like in my Flip-style tutorial.
 Here is is completed with the elastic added and the snaps applied.  :)
 Closed up: