I have the poo pockets pattern. It is very easy for a sewing beginner. I added some aplix (velcro) to the tabs for easier closing. There are a few problems I found with this pattern though. First, since it is a "one size" pattern, it is pretty big. Too big still for my 10 pound babe. I also bought the tiny poo pockets pattern - smaller dipes. It fits, but I don't feel it is very absorbant. Once I get the sewing machine out again (stored it for Christmas) I will make some more, but add more to the absorbant pad - hopefully this will help so she can wear it for more than 20 minutes at a time. I haven't tried the other patterns, so I can't help you there. Hope this helps you a little.