I'm sergerless so I T&T everything!
I add a seam allowance for DDNB. I would say that for a newborn size, an internal soaker is nice. Different strokes for different folks, of course, but I wouldn't do a pocket; too annoying to stuff one that's so small. Snap-in would be fine too, but for a newborn they don't need a ton of absorbency so you often don't need one. What I might do in your position is make them with an internal soaker [for flannel I sew down both sides of the soaker; otherwise it tends to bunch up] that's maybe four layers? Then I'd make the snap-ins and just leave them off while the babe is little. When your LO is bigger and needs more absorbency, put the snaps in then!
I would wait to put the snap for the snap-in on the diaper until you're ready to use it, so that the baby doesn't have an exposed snap on the bum. But if it were me, I'd sew them now and put the snap on the soaker, and then when you need them you just add the diaper snap and voila! a bigger-baby diaper.
Originally Posted by saoirse2007
any tips for the ddnb pattern turn and topstitch method
should i add a 1/4" seam allowance?
I have ordered snap pliers from serena
I guess i will have to make a elastic pocket
i love the way they look with a serger!
how do i make an internal soaker...i made one fitted a couple of years ago...i had to cut 3 layers...i think i had to sew the 6 layers of flanel to the middle...i can't remember what i did with the elastic
how would i make it quick dry....do i make a snap in soaker fom flannel?
I am due in 4 wks...i haven't got one diaper for this new baby yet....
I will try the rrp while i am waiting for some help...anyone use that on a newborn\?