We have had a few requests to share a sample of our tutorials.
What a great idea!
After looking through the store, we decided that our doll diaper tutorial was just the right one to share. We designed theses diapers as a much simpler variation on our real baby cloth diapers. They are perfect for helping older siblings practice or pretend to change their own little baby. It is an incredibly easy project, and just right for a beginner sewer.
Flannel (or cotton if you want) fabric~ OUTER fabric
Fleece or flannel fabric~ INNER fabric
3/4 inch ( at least) wide sew-on velcro
Download and print the Doll Diaper Template. It SHOULD print to fill a letter sized piece of paper.
Lay the template on top of your fabric with the long side on the fold, trace around the template with a magic marker,leaving ¼ inch of margin for stitching.
Cut out one piece of each fabric. Notice that the back of the diaper is a tiny bit wider than the front to allow for the velcro wings and the reach needed to get around to the front of the diaper.
Place the two pieces on top of each other right sides facing and pin together.
Stitch all the way around the perimeter using a ¼ inch seam allowance and a tight stitch. Leave an opening on the top (back) of the diaper for turning right side out ( as shown with the dotted line in the photo below.)
Turn the diaper right side out and iron.
Close the opening by folding it over and stitching once again around the entire diaper perimeter using a ¼ inch seam allowance.
Cut and position a piece of Velcro (approx 5-6 inches) on the front of the diaper as shown. Pin it into place and stitch around the perimeter of the Velcro to secure it to the diaper.
Cut 2 pieces of the softer, more pliable velcro (approx 2-3 inches) to stitch to each of the back wings of the diaper.
Position, pin and stitch into place.
Now your diaper will look like this.
NOTE: Make sure that the space between the velcro and the top of the diaper is the same for both the front and the back of the diaper.
This will ensure that the Velcro lines up when you put the diaper on the doll.
In a few weeks we will be sharing the tutorial for a baby bonnet to add to your baby's layette.