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Old 12-15-2011, 11:00 AM   #1
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T-shirt diaper tutorial?

I think I've seen a tutorial on here on how to make a fitted out of a t-shirt... can anyone point me in the right direction? I have a friend who needs to make new diapers and has a ton of t-shirts she wants to get rid of. It would be nice for me to be able to get rid of some of DH's t-shirts too TIA!

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i think fern and fairie has a free pattern for one.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:30 AM   #4
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Re: T-shirt diaper tutorial?

I have a tutorial for how to make a pocket dipe from a Tshirt. Translation - nappy = diaper
Tutorial for Pocket Diaper

You could easily adapt it for sewn in absorbency rather than leaving a pocket opening.
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i think fern and fairie has a free pattern for one.
They do... if you go to their store, the link is in the listing for dirt cheap diapers... id link, but I'm on my phone... store is http://www.fernandfaerie.com/

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Re: T-shirt diaper tutorial?

Just remember that tshirt material is not super absorbent. I tried making a tshirt diaper and used old towels as the absorbent part and it was soaked very quickly. So just remember to add a good absorbent layer in there somewhere.
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Just remember that tshirt material is not super absorbent. I tried making a tshirt diaper and used old towels as the absorbent part and it was soaked very quickly. So just remember to add a good absorbent layer in there somewhere.
It depends on the t-shirt... also, you can use blue jeans as the outer layer, and then a 6 layer t-shirt soaker, and then 2 full layers of t-shirt inner layer, all from 1 t-shirt and part of a pair of jeans, and be pretty nicely absorbent...

Oh, here's the link to her dirt cheap diapering page... I've used her t-shirt prefolds and made them using that tutorial and they are nicely absorbent....
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Re: T-shirt diaper tutorial?

I think these would work fine for newborns & wipes but I'm not sure how good they would be for older kids. My neighbor made all her diapers for her kids out of flannel. ( this was in the 1960's. She used thrift store flannel sheets! She left a hole in the top (ie what we would call a pocket) for adding extra layers at night! (Old kitchen towels cut in half and folded once) She said her whole stash cost about $5.00 and lasted 3 kids! WOW!
I saw the outer Jean layer suggestion and I just wanted to point out that you couldn't use a snappi with jean. IF I were going to make a jean layer, I'd make a fitted with velco or snaps. I really like that websites fitted section.
I hated the prefold/newborn stage! But I would consider making some T-shirt pull-ups for a potty trainer if my daughter outgrows her stash before she is fully potty trained. She'd just have to wear those plastic pants over them.
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