Diaper-making tutorials and FREE patterns - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 13 Old 07-24-2007, 04:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
ReneeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you have a resource to add, please PM me, and I will be happy to add the link, as well as a short description of what can be found there! I check these links regularly to be sure they are still active, but if you find one that is not, please let me know!

HOW TO REPAIR "SHOT" LEG ELASTIC IN FUZZI BUNZ (AND OTHER POCKET-STYLE DIAPERS):
http://community.livejournal.com/diy_fluff/218835.html

TUTORIALS:

*Sew Your Own Diapers--how tos for sewing "Quick-Dry" AIOs, Fitted, Fitted with Velcro, Fitted Front Snap, Fitted Side Snap, AIO, Pre-Fold, Pre-Fold to Fitted diapers, Ultrex/PUL with Snaps Cover, Fleece with Snaps cover, plus measurements of popular fitted diapers, FAQs, and approximate costs of materials to sew your own diapers

*Cloth Diaper Sew-along by Kayla of Kayla's Cloth Kits--awesome directions and pictures


*Swim-diaper Sew-along, also by Kayla of Kayla's Cloth Kits. Great instructions!

*How-to-sew-elastic tutorials as Quicktime videos, pocket diaper information, and answers to common diaper-sewing questions from Amber of Diaperkit. If you're having trouble with elastic and you're a visual learner, these are great!

*How to Sew a FuzziBunz-type Pocket Diaper

*How to Sew a FuzziBunz-style Pocket Diaper with an envelope opening

*How to Sew a Fitted Diaper

*How to Sew a Fleece Diaper Cover


*Diaper Sewing 'N More Tutorials--Fitted Diaper, Contour Diaper with Elastic Legs, Fleece AI2 (snap-in soaker), PUL/Fleece/Wool Cover, Fleece Side Snap Cover, Doublers, plus Mama Pad directions

*Make Your Own Diaper Insets--for pocket diapers, would also work as lay-ins with a cover or as doublers

*How to Make Contour Diapers from Prefolds

*The Famous Fortune Cookie Tri-Fold Insert--using microfiber towel

*Sewing Diapers from Recycled Materials--how to make Flatfolds, Prefolds and Fitted diapers from stuff around the house

*How to Make Fitteds From T-Shirts

*How To Sew a Wool Cover

*How to Sew "Sweaterpants"

*How to sew a prefold "the real way"

*Instructions on making a prefold either by using padding for the center or using a single piece of cloth


*How to make your own prefolds in 7 easy steps



*How to Add Leg Gussets to a Diaper


*Pic Tutorial on How to Get Fleece to Roll In Easy--for leg elastic on pocket diapers

*How to Make a Pull-On Wool/Fleece Newborn Cover--like the Luxe cover

*How to Make Pull-On Trainers From a Pair of Underwear

*A Comparison of 3 Popular Free Diaper Patterns--Wee Weka, Mamabird, and Ottobre

*How to Make A Zippered Wet Bag

*How to sew different diaper styles from the Very Baby pattern (these methods can be applied to *any* diaper pattern) as well as tutorials on FOE, repairing elastic, and more

*How to modify a drill press for use as a snap press


FREE DIAPER PATTERNS:

http://www.darlingdiapers.com/darlin...fitted2008.pdf *Newly available on the internet again! Darling Diapers (aka Diapers Sew Darling) newborn size serged fitted diaper.

http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/
*Rita's Rump Pocket--One-Size-Fits-Most Fitted Pocket Diaper--PDF pattern, as well as a new one-size-fits-most H&L "granny tab" diaper cover! Designed by our own amberthesugarcat!

http://www.geocities.com/rew4birth/Diapers.html
*Mama Bird Diapers--the very popular Mama Bird diaper patterns--if you get the data transfer limit error from Geocities, try again later! Patterns for Fitted, AIO, and Pocket diapers. This pattern runs small!

http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/diy.php
*Wee Weka diaper patterns, plus tutorials on how to sew pocket diapers, pocket diapers with gussets, elastic casing, and fitteds

http://www.jobbes.nl/Jobbes%20luierspatroon.pdf
*Fitted Diaper Pattern--3 sizes. The directions for assembly are here and in Dutch but there are pictures!

http://larbreabebes.free.fr/Pages/p_...%20comment.htm
*Patterns for fitted diapers and covers. The entire site is in French. PM me if you need help figuring this one out, I speak some French and would be happy to translate (and the Google apps translator doesn't do a very good job )

http://catalabella.com/2007/06/29/the-matnap/
*MatNap fitted diaper pattern for use with a Snappi--looks like you could easily add hook-and-loop or snaps to close, or use with pins--her instructions use a large beach towel & say you can get 3 diapers out of one towel

http://anayaliss.blogspot.com/
*How to make a PUL pocket diaper with fleece waistband that fastens in the back

http://community.webshots.com/album/262005662xKCumw
*How to Draft Your Own Fitted Diaper Pattern

http://community.webshots.com/album/262014292xArJuQ
*How to Draft Your Own Diaper Cover Pattern

http://www.geocities.com/myfreediaperpattern/
*One-Size Fitted Diaper

http://clothdiapers.bravehost.com/Di...tructions.html
*Comfy T-shaped Diaper Pattern (not printable, but very easy to draw yourself!)

http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/pdf/vaippa_en.pdf
*Ottobre Fitted Diaper Pattern--this pattern runs large!

http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/prin...r_cover_en.pdf
*Ottobre Knitted Wool Diaper Cover Pattern

http://fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html
*Fern and Faerie's Hand-Knit Soaker Pattern

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K70430.html
*Lion Brand "Day-to-Night Felted Soaker" knitting pattern. You will need to register to view the pattern, but it is free!

http://www.geocities.com/sweetandvic...apercover.html
*Miala Diaper Cover Pattern (size medium only), soft baby shoe pattern, plus links to a variety of other free patterns

http://www.chloetoesboutique.com/store/WsPages.asp?ID=2
*Free Side-Snapping Diaper Cover Pattern from Chloe Toes

http://www.celticclothswholesale.com...at egory%3D11
*AIO Pattern (size medium only, other sizes available to purchase)

http://wigglebums.tripod.com/nefpuc.html
*"No Elastic Fleece Pull-Up Cover"--would probably work with wool too

http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...r-pattern.html
*Quick sew pull-on soaker (for wool or fleece).

http://easterbunz.com/
*Side-snapping Waterproof Training Pants

http://www.bumwrapdiapers.com/pages/pattern.php
*How to Make Your Own "Bum Sweater"--longies from a wool sweater

http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html
*How to Make Your Own "Bum Sweater"--soaker from a wool sweater

http://www.avop81.dsl.pipex.com/wrap...botty%20jumper
*How to Make Your Own "Bum Sweater"--soaker from a wool sweater

http://home.earthlink.net/~diaperwor...s/longies2.gif
*A drawing showing how to cut longies from a sweater sleeve--no sewing instructions, though

http://www.gentlechristianmothers.co...?topic=71285.0
*Tutorial for making "baby pants" from the sleeves of a sweater. You have to join the site to view the pics

http://diapersewing.wordpress.com/
*Patterns and How-Tos for Flatfold Diapers, Gusseted Diapers, Covers, Knit Soakers, Training Pants and more

http://laurabangerter.servehttp.com/...et_longies.htm
*Crochet Longies pattern

http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soake...ern/index.html
*Tiny Birds Free Knit Soaker Pattern


LINKS TO OTHER COLLECTIONS:
http://www.thewahmmall.com/index.php...9c340effc67339
*Free patterns list at the WAHM Mall

http://simplyserina.wordpress.com/li...atterns%20free
*Free Knit/Crochet/Sewn diapering patterns

http://fullvid.com/wool/WSLinks.html
*Collection of Knit/Crochet and recycled wool diaper cover patterns

If you have a resource to add, please PM me and I'd be happy to add the link, as well as a short description of what can be found there!
ReneeC is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 13 Old 07-24-2007, 05:09 AM
 
guestmama9911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's fantastic. Are these different from the ones already stickied at the top of the forum? If so you should have this stickied.
guestmama9911 is offline  
#3 of 13 Old 07-24-2007, 03:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
ReneeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by alisaterry View Post
That's fantastic. Are these different from the ones already stickied at the top of the forum? If so you should have this stickied.
I actually posted this just to have stickied, so that online stores are one sticky, and tutorials and patterns are another...I think it was a little confusing to have both lists in the same thread

So, if you are looking for diaper-making supplies, those websites are still in the other sticky!

Thanks again Lexbeach for stickying this for me!
ReneeC is offline  
 
#4 of 13 Old 11-10-2008, 10:31 PM
 
goldie.baird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Clarksville, TN
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thxs so much for the links they are great resources. fyi the http://clothdiapers.bravehost.com/Di...tructions.html
*Comfy T-shaped Diaper Pattern (not printable, but very easy to draw yourself!)

link doesn't seem to work
goldie.baird is offline  
#5 of 13 Old 02-07-2009, 11:45 PM
 
MommaGirls's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thank YOu I followed one of the sweater pants patterns and just made a few longies. :::
MommaGirls is offline  
#6 of 13 Old 05-23-2009, 11:34 PM
 
cupcakeladybug's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my goodness, this is exactly what I've been looking for!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! :

(I update as much as I can)
cupcakeladybug is offline  
#7 of 13 Old 02-23-2010, 09:17 AM
 
Aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this is what i am looking for too....thanx...sounds good to me..

smith langer
Aaron is offline  
#8 of 13 Old 12-04-2011, 08:44 PM
 
Frustrated Gram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I am repairing some Fuzzi Bumz for my daughter and the elastic is shot in the legs. I have tried to replace it the same way the tutorial shows however, when I sew on the elastic and I stretch it out as I sew it on it does not retract when I'm done. It looks just like the stretched out elastic. Still Shot! What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help me? Frustrated Gram!Sheepish.gif

 

Frustrated Gram is offline  
#9 of 13 Old 12-14-2011, 02:51 PM
 
seraf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: in transition in ohio
Posts: 4,978
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I see that this is really old but I am reposting it without the dead links for simplicity.

 

Part 1
 

 


carrot.gifbroc1.gifbanana.gifbanana.gif 10, 8, 1 & 1
seraf is offline  
#10 of 13 Old 12-15-2011, 06:47 AM
 
seraf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: in transition in ohio
Posts: 4,978
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Part 2
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by ReneeC View Post

FREE DIAPER PATTERNS:

http://handmadebyrita.blogspot.com/
*Rita's Rump Pocket--One-Size-Fits-Most Fitted Pocket Diaper--PDF pattern, as well as a new one-size-fits-most H&L "granny tab" diaper cover! Designed by our own amberthesugarcat! 

http://www.thenappynetwork.org.nz/diy.php
*Wee Weka diaper patterns, plus tutorials on how to sew pocket diapers, pocket diapers with gussets, elastic casing, and fitteds

http://www.jobbes.nl/Jobbes%20luierspatroon.pdf
*Fitted Diaper Pattern--3 sizes. The directions for assembly are here and in Dutch  but there are pictures!

http://larbreabebes.free.fr/Pages/p_...%20comment.htm
*Patterns for fitted diapers and covers. The entire site is in French. PM me if you need help figuring this one out, I speak some French and would be happy to translate (and the Google apps translator doesn't do a very good job  )

http://anayaliss.blogspot.com/
*How to make a PUL pocket diaper with fleece waistband that fastens in the back

http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/print/pdf/vaippa_en.pdf
*Ottobre Fitted Diaper Pattern--this pattern runs large!

http://www.ottobredesign.com/en/prin...r_cover_en.pdf
*Ottobre Knitted Wool Diaper Cover Pattern

http://fernandfaerie.com/freesoakerpattern.html
*Fern and Faerie's Hand-Knit Soaker Pattern

http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/BK4K70430.html
*Lion Brand "Day-to-Night Felted Soaker" knitting pattern. You will need to register to view the pattern, but it is free! 
 
http://wigglebums.tripod.com/nefpuc.html
*"No Elastic Fleece Pull-Up Cover"--would probably work with wool too

http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2007...r-pattern.html
*Quick sew pull-on soaker (for wool or fleece).

http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column2.html
*How to Make Your Own "Bum Sweater"--soaker from a wool sweater

http://www.gentlechristianmothers.co...?topic=71285.0
*Tutorial for making "baby pants" from the sleeves of a sweater. You have to join the site to view the pics

http://diapersewing.wordpress.com/
*Patterns and How-Tos for Flatfold Diapers, Gusseted Diapers, Covers, Knit Soakers, Training Pants and more

http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soake...ern/index.html
*Tiny Birds Free Knit Soaker Pattern


LINKS TO OTHER COLLECTIONS:
http://www.thewahmmall.com/index.php...9c340effc67339
*Free patterns list at the WAHM Mall

http://simplyserina.wordpress.com/li...atterns%20free
*Free Knit/Crochet/Sewn diapering patterns

http://fullvid.com/wool/WSLinks.html
*Collection of Knit/Crochet and recycled wool diaper cover patterns
 


 


carrot.gifbroc1.gifbanana.gifbanana.gif 10, 8, 1 & 1
seraf is offline  
#11 of 13 Old 05-15-2012, 10:29 PM
 
asplendidtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for the work that went into this list. smile.gif

Rebecca ~Happy wife and mama to eleven wonderful children and a little one due May 2014! babyf.gif

 


 

asplendidtime is offline  
#12 of 13 Old 10-07-2012, 11:36 AM
 
MrsJensen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Thank you so much for this list! I came here looking for different pattterns. You made my day joy.gif

MrsJensen is offline  
#13 of 13 Old 02-02-2013, 08:51 AM
 
crunchymama514's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great list! Thanks so much! I'm just getting into diaper making and am going to try out a few of these.

Emily ~ SAHM to E (6), E (4), and M (3). Happily homeschooling and planning a homestead.

crunchymama514 is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 12,290

17 members and 12,273 guests
BirthFree , debigebi , Deborah , Drlalani2289 , healthy momma , hillymum , KangaRu , Lea Martin , lisak1234 , manyhatsmom , MarylandMommy , moominmamma , Motherof3already , RollerCoasterMama , salgadotclaudia , TeggyBrandon
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.