- Cloth diapers. I usually use the Gerber birdseye prefolds (be sure they’re prefolds…trust me on this one). They’re about $11 for a 6-pack at Target.
- Fabric. You’ll need a piece at least 15″ X 6″. You could get 3 burp cloths out of one fat quarter.
- Thread to match your fabric.
- Bobbin wound with white thread.
Cut a 6″ strip of fabric.
Place your fabric right side up and put the diaper on top of it, lining up top edges. Make sure there’s some fabric showing on each side of the diaper.
Sew the diaper to the fabric, just inside of the serged/finished edge of the diaper.
Trim your fabric so there’s about 1/2″ beyond the diaper on both edges.
Open the fabric and diaper and press. I like to press it flat and then fold the fabric up onto the diaper and crease the seam nicely.
Fold under about 1/4″ on the top/long edge of fabric. Press.
Fold under the 1/2″ overhang on both sides and press.
Pin. Use A LOT of pins. You don’t want anything slipping.
Top stitch, very close to the edge. I’m not sure where the line is between edge stitching and top stitching, but this could be it. You’re going to want to top stitch the bottom (where you originally sewed the diaper to the fabric) last.
See why we used a white bobbin? Think how ugly this would have looked with a black bobbin!
You’re done! Now go make a onesie to match!
If you want to make the kind with a strip of fabric down the middle, here’s a great tute for them. You can easily leave the ribbon off and just top stitch the edges, if you want them to be more “manly”.
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