Pre-wash and dry all fabric! This is my favorite diaper by far.
It fits the BEST!! I’m very happy with it and will be making the rest
of my diapers this way. I hope you like them too.
This is the template I used for this diaper. The length is 18″ The back wing
width is 20″. The front width is 9″ (I have started making the front wider to
wrap around the belly more. This helps keep the Velcro from rubbing on baby
bellies) Smallest point at the center is 9″, 5″ in from the front.
This is for a toddler size. If you want to make a smaller size then shorten the
|Cut out two pieces of flannel or terry, whatever your preference. Here I cut
one piece of diaper flannel and one piece of cloud print flannel found at Wal-
|Next, cut out the soaker pad. I make mine with 2 layers of terry cloth in-
between two layers of flannel. This pad measures 6″ wide x 16″ long. I have
started using 5-6 layers of stretch terry in my soaker and omitting the flannel.
This seems to be a trimmer fit and just as absorbent as the terry/flannel
|Serge or overlock the pad all the way around. I straight stitch to make a nice
rectangle and then I overlock the edges. Be careful not to the let fabric crawl
too much. A walking foot is great for this. I have since purchased a serger
and can’t believe how much faster this process is!!
|Sew the soaker on the inside layer of the diaper. You can sew the whole
soaker all the way around or just up each side.
|Next, sew the elastic onto the same piece that the soaker is sewn. Sew the
elastic on the two legs and on the back. Sew in about 1/2 inch.
|I determine where I’m going to put the elastic by folding the front of the diaper
up to meet the back. I then mark where the bottom of the wing is and then
mark the front in the same spot. For the back I place a mark directly above
the mark at the bottom of the wing. I hope that isn’t to confusing.
|This is what the inside of your diaper should look like when the soaker and the
elastic are finished
|Take the outside piece of the diaper and sew on the loop part of the Aplix
(soft). I do this now and not when the diaper is put together because I would
have to sew through the soaker to sew on the Aplix. I also sew on the
backside a piece of flannel a little larger than the Aplix for re-enforcement.
Sew around the Aplix with a zig zag stitch. One zig on the Aplix and one
zag on the diaper. This keeps any sharp edges for scratching your baby. I
also like to round the corners
|Put the two pieces right sides together and sew around the diaper leaving an
opening at the front 3-4 inches wide. Turn the diaper right side out.
|Once you turn the diaper you can leave the legs the way they are or you can
do a straight stitch next to the elastic for a cleaner look. I do this on both
legs and the back. Fold in the raw edges of the opening and stitch is
closed. I use an overcast stitch to make it really secure. You can then
topstitch the diaper really close to the edge. I don’t topstitch the legs ruffles
or the back.
|Add an inch or so of the hook part of the Aplix to each wing. Sew it on with a
zig zag stitch. Sew another inch or so of the loop Aplix next to the hook for
fold back tabs. Fold the tabs together when washing so you don’t get a
Velcro snake in your wash.
|And here’s the finished product .|
|This is how it fits around my little guy. It’s not the greatest picture, he doesn’t
hold still long enough. It fits him great!