Since I made that first fitted diaper from an up-cycled T-shirt, I've been on a roll. I've now become obsessed with making my own diapers. I've since made five--three fitteds (one that I gave away) and two AIOs. Never mind that I really don't need any more diapers. It's just so fun to make them! I'm developing my own pattern and each time I make one I find new ways to improve it--whether it's the cut of the diaper, the placement of the elastics, or the absorbent materials. In any case, here are some of the ones I've made
Some inner soakers for my T-shirt fitteds
A fitted I gave to a friend. Doesn't it look like Superman? So cute! I made a couple mistakes on it so I thought about keeping it for my daughter but it's just so, so, masculine that I had to give it to her for her son. I hope she likes it. I left it on her doorknob. :-D
The next series of pictures is of my first AIO diaper, made from PUL, microsuede, and two layers of hemp fleece. It's made with the fabric I bought from Diapercuts.com.
The inside before I turned it right side out and sewed it up.
The completed diaper.
The view from the top. I'm SO proud of this one!!!
I started the elastic too high on the legs and so the top part curls down and causes leaks. I tried to rectify it by adding a tiny strip of hooks on the front strip of loops which works okay for this particular diaper.
How cute is she??? And it's so TRIM! I've never had a diaper so trim!
For the next diaper I made a few alterations: I made the rise an inch higher, extended the tab closures to be a bit longer, added three layers of flannel and a layer of microfiber to the inner (the microfiber was from a towel I bought at the dollar store), and I adjusted the elastic so that it wouldn't curl the top down when worn.
The microfiber is a neon green and you can see it through the diaper--ha ha! Since the Loopy Do inserts from Knickernappies are my absolute favorite because of their layer of microfiber coupled with hemp, I decided to use both of those for my inner. Their absorbency is amazing and yet they stay trim.
The diaper worked great. She wore it last night. No leaks and it felt dry to the touch when she woke up in the morning! I'm going to try it again with a few more alterations. But seriously, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I just can't believe I made it myself!!!!