Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Double-Opening Pocket Diaper

For this tutorial, I used my NB/S Squaretab template (not to be mistaken for the Universal NB).

I started my cutting out a full panel of suedecloth for the pocket diaper stay-dry inner fabric.  Then I cut out two rectangles to make mail slot style pocket openings in the inner.  However, after sewing this diaper up, I really think that a front envelope pocket would have been much nicer for the front pocket.  :)
 Sew skinny long rectangles in the middle where your pocket openings will be.
 Cut and notch corners.
 Flip through.
 Sew down.

At this point, you could sew your front to your back and finish the diaper up as just a pocket diaper.  However, for this one (for that diaper cake give-away again), I decided to make it into a pocket AIO and added a sewn-in soaker to the top pocket.  I also included a newborn size microfiber insert with the diaper to use as a doubler.

 Soaker sewn to the back of the pocket opening.
 I had a bit of fun going crazy with the clips.  ;)
 Sew around the outside and then trim your corners before turning.
 Turn through one of the pockets.
 Install your elastic, top-stitch, and add your wing snaps.
 You can reach in the front pocket to pull the soaker through.
  Tuck the extra length when on the smaller rise setting.
Newborn rise.
Small rise.
 Newborn rise next to a Bumgenius Newborn AIO.

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