Monday, April 21, 2014

{free sewing pattern} Sew Your Own Newborn Diaper Stash Using Only One Pattern

This is the pattern that I created and have been using to make our newborn sized cloth diaper stash.

There are two patterns to download – A full sized pattern and a second pattern without a seam allowance.

The full sized pattern has seam allowances (this pattern should be used when you are turning and top-stitching a diaper) which I have used to create AIO's, AI2's, a pocket diaper with regular elastic, a pocket diaper with hidden adjustable elastic, and a cover with a lining.

The second pattern does not contain a seam allowance and should be used when making a cover or pocket diaper using FOE.

To see how I made newborn sized inserts to use with the pocket diapers and covers click here.

Looking to sew your own OS diaper? Check out our tutorial here.

Here are pictures of some of the diapers that I made so you can get an idea of how they are sewn together. I will post tutorials for the different kinds of diapers as I can. Sorry they aren't the greatest pictures. Out of all the diapers that I have made, I think the pocket diaper with hidden adjustable elastic or the pocket diaper using FOE are my favorite.










59 comments :

  1. We only had boring white diapers.. These would have made the kids very stylish!

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  2. Making my own cloth diapers is on my to-do list. Thanks for the pattern!

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  3. Thank you! I have been wanting to make my own and just didn't know where to start! I love all of the pictures. It really makes it more understandable

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  4. That is awesome that you are sharing the pattern. When my boys were babies, I used disposables, but those ones you make are super cute.

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  5. Wow this is impressive. I am done with the baby stage but passing this on to friends that aren't. Great job.

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  6. Those are some gorgeous and unique cloth diapers! When my kids were little we just used rags.

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  7. This Is Great Thank You For Sharing!

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  8. Wow, those are some nice diapers. I need to share this with my daughter. I have made some diapers for her two sons. I bet she would like some of the pocket diapers.

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  9. Wow this is really innovative in a way that you do not need to dispose every it got wet for you can just wash it again. A way of saving money too

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  10. Omg This makes me want to have another baby JUST so that I can make my own cloth diapers!!

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  11. Those are some really great patterns. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. When my daughter was born, I had white diapers you had to fold to fit and pins to put them on. Then we put rubber pants over that to keep the leaks in.

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  13. These are great, especially if you are handy with the sewing machine. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This is such a money saver to make them yourself. Plus you can choose all the patterns and colors you want!

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  15. We didnt use cloth diapers but I wish we would have looked into it more now.

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  16. I wish I had known how to make my own when my kids were in diapers...thanks for sharing!

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  17. Well, those are just as cute as they can be. I like how far the cuteness factor has come for diapers (not to mention quality).

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  18. This is great! I made a whole bunch of diapers for my newborn, but they didn't grow with him, he grew out of the diapers in one month and rendered them useless. I am trying to sell them, but I may have to just keep them in a box and remember his days in diapers later on. If I could have made them like this so he grew into them, that would have been so much better. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Brilliant idea!! I will make these for my future babies for sure. I hate the idea of buying disposable diapers.

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  20. What a great pattern :) thank you so much for sharing I will pass it on to friends with little ones :) x

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  21. What a great idea to make your own diapers. I used disposable ones when my kids were babies

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  22. Those are great ideas for making your own diapers, if I had the patience to sew I would end up trying it one day.

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  23. I could have used this five years ago! I'll pass it along to friends, it looks so easy to follow!

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  24. That is such a great money saving idea. I do not have a new born but do have a dog in diapers so I will try this for his diapers.

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  25. I love how easy these are to make and how cute the patterns are. Cloth diapers have certainly come a long way.

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  26. I don't think I could do this, but these look like they would work great. Amber Nelson

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  27. These are so much cuter than the cloth diapers I wore when I was a baby!

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  28. That is very cool. I would never have thought to make my own diapers.

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  29. I made a bunch of diapers when my youngest was a baby but they didn't look as cute as those.

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  30. Thanks for the pattern! I am just getting started on making newborn diapers. I will try this one out. I like that you have different styles and instructions! So many free patterns don't have the instructions.

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  31. Thank you! I've downloaded and saved these patterns. I've made a few cloth diapers for my son, but no newborn sizes yet. I'm hoping when we have another little one to sew some NB ahead of time.

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  32. I am not very good at sewing. I would like to learn though! Amber N

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  33. I considered making my own diapers, but it's been a long time since I've done much sewing so I knew I'd buy fabric and such and then completely forget to use it. :/

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  34. These are adorable and cute. I wish I have learn this before giving birth, I could have make cloth diaper for my son. I use disposable ones and I know its not economical and sometimes can cause rashes. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. You are seriously amazing at making cloth diapers! I bow to you :)

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  36. Cute diapers! And what a great way to save money!

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  37. I wish I had known how to do this as well. I love this idea cleaver and cute and reusable?

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  38. Those are so darling. I need someone around me to have a newborn!

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  39. Those are adorable patterns on those diapers. I think it is wonderful that you are able to make your own for both the environment and for saving money. This post will obviously help many mothers looking to do the same.

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  40. They are so better than old boring diapers

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  41. Those are really cute! My son is 10 (11 in 2 weeks- OHMYGOSH!!) so we don't really have a need for them but I know lots of ladies who want to/are using cloth diapers for their babies! I will send them over for sure!

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  42. This would come in very handy for those who use cloth diapers. It definitely would save a lot of money!

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  43. Those diapers are so adorable...love the prints.. Even though I don't need these for my kids anymore, I am sure there are many parents who will appreciate this pattern.

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  44. What a great way to save money. Those are super cute diapers.

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  45. Those are such cute cloth diapers! I wish I knew about all the great styles out there when my son was a baby.

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  46. How cute! And what a great way to save money! I especially love the monkey diaper.

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  47. This is adorable! I wish I was that creative I would have made these for my boys. Cloth diapers are becoming the trend now. I really love how you made yours too!

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  48. impressive..thanks for sharing ;-)

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  49. I have been wanting to try making a diaper and I have some PUL leftover from a previous project, I think I may have to try the newborn cover and see how it goes. I like how you did the pocket with FOE and wicking jersey, I have not seen that before :) Thank you for sharing.

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  50. This will be very handy to have, thanks for the great pattern!

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  51. I am planning on making these diapers for my next baby and wondered what seam allowance you used on the full-sized pattern? I just want to make sure that they come out the right size :)

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    1. I always use a 1/4 seam allowance :) my baby was born a couple of weeks ago and now that we've been using the diapers that I made the aio's (the top two pictures) and the diaper with the hidden adjustable elastic are our favorites to use. The foe diaper was my favorite to sew but we get more leaks with them than the others.

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    2. Wonderful! Thank you! I'm so excited to try the diapers with the hidden adjustable elastic. I used a one-size diaper with my last baby, but they didn't fit him until he was around 3 months. These will be nice to use in the beginning before the other ones start to fit. Thanks again for the wonderful pattern and the idea to use the adjustable elastic :)

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  52. These diapers are so cute! I can't wait to make the adjustable pocket ones. Thanks so much for providing the pattern.

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  53. Hi! Want to make some of these but have a question. What weight would these newborn diapers fit?
    TIA

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  54. What weight range will this newborn diaper pattern fit?

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  55. do you have instructions for the newborn cover for the pattern

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