Today's amazon contour-to-fitted tutorial uses two cotton flannel contour diapers to make one heavy-duty fitted diaper. :) I'll post up a better finished photo after diaper laundry when the marker is washed out. ;)
What you'll need:
- 3/8" braided elastic
- 2 amazon cotton flannel contours
- safety pins
- sewing machine (only a straight basic stitch is needed)
- thread (I used contrasting for more visibility, but white would look VERY clean)
(optional - snaps, velcro, or diaper pins)
Trace or sketch your general diaper shape leaving seam allowance.
Cut your two body panels out together.
Cut off the 4 largest chunks of the remaining scrap pieces to be used to extend the wings.
Sew them onto the wings.
(Sew your velcro now if you are doing velcro closures.)
Sew (or serge) around all but the middle 7" at the back.
Sew your leg elastic casing channels.
Thread your elastics through with a safety pin, tack, stretch, tack, and trim...
Sew your back elastic casing channel.
Thread and tack your elastic, sew up the back/top of your diaper, and do all your top-stitching.
Add snaps if desired. I did a two-rise fold-over rise snap layout. (the marker will all wash right out)
I had her crawl around the floor to make sure the rise was high enough over her butt for a larger crawling baby, and they passed that test just fine too. :)