A brand new babe has a different shape that an older, rounder babe. This pattern will fit those early weeks best, before many other fitteds and one size diapers will. While you need not sew dozens and dozens of these newborn sizes, they will be worth your while since they will fit properly to contain what a diaper should ;) These are also perfect for life size baby dolls.
There are two options for the elastic around the legs, ruffled or cased. A 1/4" (0.64 cm) seam allowance is included, as well as instructions for using a regular sewing machine or a serger.
You can make this diaper without the velcro if you use pins or a snappi. (Remember to use snappi-friendly material, such as sherpa, terry, knits like jersey or t-shirts, etc. Pins will go through all fabrics.)
My son is 5 days old in the last picture and weighed 8lbs. 5oz.
* piece of absorbent fabric, such as jersey knits, interlock, sherpa, cotton velour, stretch terry.
The stretchy fabrics will give a better fit, but you can use flannel too, and don't forget PUL for an AIO diaper!
* Large fabric scraps for soaker pad (flannel, sherpa, velour, etc.)
* ¼” polybraid elastic (0.64cm) or lastin
* pattern marker
* 1” (2.54 cm) wide velcro
**You will need a diaper cover for waterproofing. I recommend a newborn sized cover in PUL, fleece, or wool.**
This pattern is rated advanced beginner. As always, I offer sewing support via email and I love to talk diapers!
♥ WAHM's and the individual seamstress are welcome to sell diapers sewn from this pattern! ♥
...a little child, born yesterday,
A thing on mother's milk and kisses fed...
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