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I have the following materials:
* fleece in medium to thin weight
* flannel (recycled flannel sheets)
* knit 100% polyester golf shirt "breathable"
* pure cotton knit
* cotton quilt fabrics
* wool, lambswool, and part cashmere sweaters - machine washed and felted

So I am trying to make fitted diapers. What should I layer, and how?

Option 1)
Inside: fleece
Middle: flannel layers (how many?)
outside: fleece

Option 2)
Inside: fleece
Middle: flannel layers (how many?)
outside: wool sweater

I have made one with option 1, above... it seems a little bulky. Opinions please?
 

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Originally Posted by SleeplessMommy View Post
I have the following materials:
* fleece in medium to thin weight
* flannel (recycled flannel sheets)
* knit 100% polyester golf shirt "breathable"
* pure cotton knit
* cotton quilt fabrics
* wool, lambswool, and part cashmere sweaters - machine washed and felted

So I am trying to make fitted diapers. What should I layer, and how?

Option 1)
Inside: fleece
Middle: flannel layers (how many?)
outside: fleece

Option 2)
Inside: fleece
Middle: flannel layers (how many?)
outside: wool sweater

I have made one with option 1, above... it seems a little bulky. Opinions please?
If you are making fitteds, there is no need for poly fabrics (i'm assuming your fleece is a poly fleece) Poly is not absorbant at all, therefore just adds bulk without adding absorbtion.
I would layer as:
inner: cotton knit
middle: flannel layers (6-9 for the soaker, it takes too long to dry internally , so I would do a 3 layer trifold and lay it in, or make them pocket fitteds)
outer: cotton knit
this diaper should fit quite well due to the stretch of the knit, and not be bulky because there are no "useless" layers

If you want to give baby a stay dry feeling you could use fleece or Poly knit as your inner layer
I would use your extra poly fleeces for covers to go over the fitteds, or shorts to put over the fitteds for the summer & around the house
 

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If your fleece is a cotton fleece, or if you're using fleece period, it's way too bulky with two layers of it for the body layer. I prefer a fleece inner (because of how soft it is) and a jersey, interlock, or whatever else outer.

Also, I'm not sure if you intended to sew your wool and your flannel together for an AIO, but you have to be able to launder the wool seperately, so if I were you, I'd make a wool cover with a snap in soaker for a "wool-in-one".
 
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