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And it's really cute flannel! It's light blue with "counting sheep" on it, I got it years ago with plans to make jammies for the girls. It was on clearance because it had been run over by a shopping cart and got dirty....I think I got six yards (maybe even more) for 11 bucks. Anyway, I want to try making some diapers out of it for Matt, but I don't know where to start. Advice? Pattern recommendation? So far all we've done are FuzziBunz and prefolds, but I'm ready to try new things! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Have you tried<br><a href="http://www.diapersewing.com" target="_blank">http://www.diapersewing.com</a><br><br>
They have a really nice fitted that works great with flannel. It is a great site!
 

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Granted I may not know what I am talking about as I have a ton of diapers but noone to put in them until December. So although they look like the "name brands" their efficacy has not been tested.<br><br>
But I took the dipe in my stash that I most liked the look of, I am one for rounded tabs (FBMG), but they are much harder to make look symmetrical than the rectangular type (HH). Most of my early projects came out looking like FB's points. I traced it and then made a seam allowance and have been making a ton of covers and dipes.<br><br>
I found that an actual model was much easier than trying to create my own pattern in my head using the measurements on diapersewing.com. Just my thoughts, that and the first time I made one using their measurements, I had nothing to compare it to, so I must have screwed up somewhere and ended up with a "nb" dipe for a giant.<br><br>
The german pattern (I think there is a link on the diepersewing website) is cute, but even the smallest size is huge. I ompared the larger of the 2 with my almost 3 year old sposies and it was still bigger than that. That and I don't read enough german to figure out what that little tear drop shaped thing was for.<br><br>
Good luck........
 

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what kind do you want to make? fitteds I'm guessing. If the FB fits well, I'd trace around it adding half an inch for seam allowances and a bit more in the tabs if you have the pointy kind. Unless you have aplix or touchtape or snaps I'd leave them closureless. The Velcro gets nasty fast.<br><br>
So once you've traced around the fb on newspaper or tracing paper. cut out 2 layers for the inner and outer layer. then trace around a JB and cut out 4 layers. zig zag stitch around them or serge. Sew the soaker on the inside layer, just one side either the top or bottom.<br><br>
Then for sewing machine:<br>
turn the two outer pieces facing each other and pin together. Sew a straight stitch all around and then go over the edges with a zig zag for extra strength. Oh and leave the front part open.<br>
Sew in your elastic using a zig zag, you can refer to the FB for placement. Turn it all right side out. Fold in the a bit of the front parts in facing each other, close with a straight stitch.<br><br>
And you are done.<br><br>
Like someone else said diaper sewing has good instructions.<br><br>
The above was how I did my first diapers.
 

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Personally, I was glad that I bought a diaper pattern to start...I think the HoneyBoy is great for a beginning diaper sewer, it has very clear instructions. It's also especially good if you don't have a serger, since it's designed to be turned and topstitched. You can buy the pattern at <a href="http://www.sewshoppe.com/patterns.shtml" target="_blank">SewShoppe</a> . The bulk of diapers that I made for my dd were flannel fitteds from the HoneyBoy pattern using a knit terry soaker material.<br><br>
I agree about using Aplix--you can buy it at SewShoppe or at another great resource, <a href="http://www.onestopdiapershop.com" target="_blank">The One Stop Diaper Shop</a> (run by an MDC WAHM). It's so much better than velcro, and doesn't end up costing more since you can buy the hook and loop separately.<br><br>
As for rounded tabs vs. square tabs, I actually found square tabs to be more trouble, mainly because there are extra steps involved in making th tabs and sewing them in. I rounded the ends of the pattern and left out the tabs in most of my diapers.<br><br>
HTH. You might want to mosey over to Sewing and Crafts..there's lots of diaper sewing talk over there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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