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Old 01-19-2011, 11:39 AM   #11
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Okay My own quick Tutorial. I'm using an IKEA flat and a snappi.

First Take the Flat and lay it out in front of you with a point facing you.
then Fold the top point down toward the center and the bottom point up toward the center.


Next line up edge A with Edge B on both sides.



Now your going to fold the top down to make the poop Catcher. (We don't really use it as DD is eating more solids so I do it more to change the rise of the diaper)


That's where most Neat folds stop but I have way to much fabric for my Skinny Minnie and can't get it to fit well with her legs.

Now you fold the side in again.


Then flip the little "ears" out. (Cute. It looks Like a Puppy! Or is that a cow. LOL!)



I WAS going to use a Teddy but my Daughter walked in and told me she's Wet and wanted a change. (Perfect timing)
I roll in the sides kind of like a Jelly roll before lifting the front



It's not a great Fit.. she thought I was taking to long while taking Pics. But you get the idea!


And other Pics of a better fit durring her nap earlier today and one other change.

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It amazes me how many different ways a flat can be folded. The basic premise is the same, but I guess we all make little changes that work for us. Here is how I do it:

This is LL flat. I originally took these pics to show how I pin my flats. I always start with a hemmed edge on the top left. First I fold the top corner down.


Then I fold the sides in. The top ends up being the front of the diaper. I have started tapering it in a little, so basically you can fold these corners down and in to make the front a little narrower.


Now it is kind of like a prefold folded just perfectly for my little guys size.

Then I just fold like I would a prefold (except now I jellyroll PF's but that is a different thread/tut, lol). I do make a little lip on the back end to get a better fit and I do not do that with prefolds.


And here is me pulling the wings out and pinning.














It usually comes out a lot neater but we tried to do two tuts while dh played photographer and I think I was feeling the pressure.

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Old 01-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #12
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Kite Fold stuffed with a Prefold:

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I use a LL flat and a preemie prefold for a doubler. I use the kite fold and I fold the prefold into the flat ahead of time...like this:





Then when I pull the front panel between his legs, and I kinda spread it out and the top. Then I pull the wings up and out from behind, while holding/pulling the front panel. That keeps the legholes nice and tight.

Are you storing your pins in a bar of soap. Or, you can slide them accross your forehead or through your hair to get a little bit of grease on them, before inserting them. Gross, but it works!
Another modified Ro-Po:

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For those reading that don't know the rosie-posie flat fold here's the link to that... http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/...9&postcount=14

I followed the directions for that fold with my Little Lions flats (roughly 27x29) but when compared to an xs bg AIO it seemed to long...


so I tweaked it a bit and came up with this comparison...


here's how I did it...

first I folded both sides in instead of just folding in half. I figured it gives more ability to adjust acording to what your baby needs by either overlapping or leaving a bit of a gap...


then I folded a bit of the length down in the back because just folding in half would still result in too long of a rise on my guy...


next I folded the bottom up to the rise I needed...


the rest I followed exactly like the rosie-posie fold by basically trifolding, but creating a wing with one layer...




here is the finished result on Aiden... (sorry Cheli, I tried with a snappi but I am a snappi moron and am 100% more confident with pins!! )


and a side view...


it didn't turn out as snug as I'd like, so I'm thinking the rise was still a bit long, and he did have a bit of a "butt wing" issue, but it did all fit under a small swaddlebees ABC wrap (which I didn't get a picture of, because Ava took off with the camera and Aiden was DONE modeling!!)

Hope that helps!!

...oh, and sorry for making you turn your head to the side to see the pictures right...I was already uploading when I realized I forgot to rotate them and was too lazy to start over
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #13
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Newborn Kite with Large GMD organic:

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I messed around last night with my GMD organic large size flats finding a good fold for my LO. Some of the folds were just too big for her since they are size larges. I used the tute for the newborn kite fold, and used the same idea for my LO and it worked great.

Laid out flat:


Fold in all four corners towards the center. The large GMD organic flats are not exactly square so there's a space in the middle, no big deal. I didn't want to overlap anything:


Proceed with kite fold as normal:




I like this fold SO much for the adjustability I get with the instant rise adjustment when pulling up the material for the crotch here ~ its like a softbums pod.












Side Pinned Flat:

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I've been pondering the flat problem that lots of mamas have and I had an idea....

I think some of it is the wings and the other is the poop. So I got rid of the wings by putting them on the inside of the diaper and the poop is contained by the classic Jellyroll. Sadly you can only pin your flat if you do it this way but I think it works well. It looks nice and tidy too. Like a side snapping fitted but its a side pined flat.




Obviously I have too much time on my hands today because I've take step-by-step pics.



Top flap down and then sides in to the middle, tuck anything that overlaps.



Or you can fold the top flap down after you fold the side in...totally up to you.




Fold up the bottom point and lay in your doubler.



Jellyroll the sides, fold the wings in and then pin in place. Check your jelly rolls and your done.



I hope this helps




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Another fold, by sarahannecloud9:

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I think this is a new one. I just couldn't get the hang of the fancy ones just I sat down this morning to come up with something. Used flour sack flats. Fleal free to correct me and name this fold if it has allready been done.Here it is:


Put the doubler in the middle and start like you would a kite fold by bringing the corners up and in.


Bring pointy bottom up to be folded at doubler.


Bring sides again so points meet and bottom folds at doubler.


Grab at points and fold down and out to be straight across at bottom.


Fold top down and press it all smooth w/ hands.



Pull sings straight out and pull across nice and tight.


Be sure to overlap so the snappi grabs plenty of material and not baby's skin.
Snappi.


So trim and tight, it makes his bum look flat, lol!

My happy guy wanted just one more pic!



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Re: Flat fold tutorials - consolidated (SUPER pic heavy)


Awesome, awesome thread. There are some I didn't know about. Can't wait to try them!
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thanks Hilary, I didn't know how well it would be received
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There are not words to describe the greatness of this. WOW.

We have needed a consolidated flat thread for SO LONG. Its so hard when someone is like yeah check out the flat pics thread, its only 149 plus pages long!

You are awesome for putting this all together. I see folds I had forgotten about that I am going to try.

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