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pic tutorial on how to get fleece to roll in easy!

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
I cut the pattern pieces the same sizes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...UTSAMESIZE.jpg
With outer fleece on top, pin the outer fleece inward between elastic marks only.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nnedinward.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...erpinnedin.jpg
Sew along outer fleece with your normal seam allowance.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...retrimming.jpg
Tack elastic to elastic markings, and trim excess inner fleece or flannel.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...stictacked.jpg
Now you can turn.
I am a big pinner. I pin around elastic to make my casings. That way I *know* I won't sew through the elastic.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...dforcasing.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...nforcasing.jpg
Then... you're ready to topstitch....And the dipe is finished!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...opstitched.jpg
post #2 of 30
What a cute embroidery! Great pictoral - you should put it up on a site like picturetrail so it can be slideshow! Wonderful job, I love your tabs too - what pattern are you using - the tabs look like HoneyBoys but I've never used the pattern so I wouldn't know. What fabrics are you using? Cute, cute, cute!
post #3 of 30
That is the cutest dipe I've ever seen! And your pix make it look soooo easy! I do have one question though. I love pocket dipes and I want to use them with dc#2. Do the ones with the fleece outers actually stay dry on the outside? Do you need to treat the fleece with something to make it water repellant on the inside or something? I'm just mystified about how that works since fleece on the inside wicks the pee right through.
post #4 of 30
Plady,

You have to use different kinds of fleece. I use Malden Mills on the outside (the good stuff, like Windpro) and a cheap JoAnn's on the inside. The MM fleece is waterproof, the JoAnn's is not, so it wicks.


HTH!
-Lindsay
post #5 of 30
Newbie here
So you sewed that diaper with a simple sewing machine only??
I really need to make me some dipes like that... oops, I meant make some for my little guy :LOL
post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 
Yep... the Honeyboy home pattern and a regular sewing machine. (Except the embroidery, of course!)
post #7 of 30
Great Pictorial. May I ask how you backed the embroidery?

May
post #8 of 30
Thread Starter 
The embroidery is backed with another piece of fleece just sewn on top of the design only. I hand stitched it on to make sure you wouldn't be able to see the stitching.
post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
bump for tutorial page.
post #10 of 30
Thats great. I'll study it a few times. Do you do the same thing with PUL?

Also, did the elastic get sewn to the outer layer? and when did you actually stitch the elastic to the diaper and not just tac it?
post #11 of 30
Is this gonna be made a sticky or what?
post #12 of 30
I've been trying ot figure out how to do that, thanks!
post #13 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by westernmamomma
I've been trying ot figure out how to do that, thanks!
I think the moderator has to make it a sticky.... not sure. This is very helpful so I hope she makes it one.
post #14 of 30
Thread Starter 
Do you do the same thing with PUL? Yup.

Also, did the elastic get sewn to the outer layer? Yes... it's tacked to the outer layer.

and when did you actually stitch the elastic to the diaper and not just tac it? I didn't... I only tack the ends down. But I do it so I know it won't come off. Zig zag stitch back and forth. It's tacked to the seam allowance only, but on the side of the PUL or MM fleece.
post #15 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrawHatBrat
Do you do the same thing with PUL? Yup.

Also, did the elastic get sewn to the outer layer? Yes... it's tacked to the outer layer.

and when did you actually stitch the elastic to the diaper and not just tac it? I didn't... I only tack the ends down. But I do it so I know it won't come off. Zig zag stitch back and forth. It's tacked to the seam allowance only, but on the side of the PUL or MM fleece.
I have NO clue how you get away with just tacking it LOL. I'm so lost with this making an AIO, they ALL wick every different way I've made them,I've washed and dried in HOT, nothing works. The first 2 i made worked after the first time i washed them and thats it. The pinning the outer layer in a bit at the legs works great for teh rolling though! Now if only I could figure out how to make them waterproof.
post #16 of 30
Bump Bump! Just wanted to see if we could get this stickied!
post #17 of 30
Bump...
post #18 of 30
I wanted to use this later tonight and I didn't want to lose it!

Thanks again for taking the time to post it StrawHatBrat!
post #19 of 30
BUMP! Why hasn't this been made a sticky yet? This is SOOOO helpful in diaper making, especially AIO's.
post #20 of 30
So you don't sew the eastic down at all? I never thought of that! I am going to be studying this tutorail like a doctorate student researching her thesis. LMBO.
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