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I have Shar's free pattern for newborn pocket diaper, which I'm just using as a fitted. It's a side-closure, and it has markings for elastic on the tummy area. I just put the elastic in back as normal, since I'm not doing a pocket. The front area does look really big now, though. Should I put elastic in both places? How would I do that, since I am T&T, and there is a hole in the tummy area for turning? I'm trying to visualize how I would get elastic in there.
 

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In my experience side snapping diapers need the elastic in the front. I think you could sew it to the second layer only or outer layer (either way you prefer) then turn it and stretch it to top stitch it together? I am making my diapers like this from the VB fitted pattern converted to a pocket fitted so I can customize the soaker as needed. I have only made the fitteds so far and am using a serger though. If you are using 3 layers and then adding the soaker to it: Sew the elastic to the 2 inner layers where the pattern calls for it. Pin the outer fabric to it really good and sew all the way around to where you will turn the diaper inside out. Then top stitch all the way around. Hope that makes sense. Goodluck!
 

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I like having the tummy elastic. What I started doing is turning through one of the back wings instead of the front panel. So I just put in the tummy elastic like the back elastic.<br><br>
Jamie
 

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I put the elastic in the front and back and turn between the elastic and the start of wing on the back!<br>
it isn't a huge space but turns out fine!!
 

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Hmm... thanks everyone. I think I will try turning it in a different place. However, since I'm so impatient and went ahead and made 3 already... what do you suggest I do to add the elastic? Rip out the seam and sew elastic to one side, and turn it back in and topstitch?
 

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Ah, that sounds much easier. Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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