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Old 05-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

....and got 5 newborn diapers!!! 1 hook n loop cover, 1 h&l with gussets, 2 snap with cord snap down, and 1 envelope style pocket!!!! I have literally 1.5" of FOE leftover, I was nervous I'd run out!

They were all made with the DDU Newborn pattern (7.5-15ish lbs I believe). Here are all the diapers:


Top Row LtoR: Pocket, H&L Cover with Gussets
Bottom Row LtoR: Snap Covers, H&L Cover


The hook and loop covers were my first two, and man, I'll never do gussets again! They were a major PITB! They're not perfectly centered so I'm not sure how functional they'll end up being but it was a neat thing to try. Here are the insides of these two covers, stuffed with a prefold a little smaller than a yellow edge GMD.



A side shot of the gusset with the prefold inside:


The next two are the same covers without gussets and with snaps. I did two rows of snaps with 1 with snap on each side. I also did a cord snap down on each but I don't like it too much.The insides look exactly the same with hidden snaps.


The last is a pocket diaper. Same PUL outer with lime green microfleece inner. I used an envelope style pocket which was soo easy and I really like this style. This is my first pocket with FOE binding so I hope it holds up as well as Thirsties do since they bind like this. In this picture the pocket is stuffed with what I think is a size large Thirsties Hemp Insert. I also kept the two rows of snaps but put 2 snaps per wing, bumGenius Style. Oh and this has grasshopper KamSnaps.


I can't wait to see how these fit and work!

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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

looks great!
See I am with you, I hate making gussets but I really love gusset covers, especially for the newborn stage. Of course I also have sewing with FOE
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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

haha I love sewing FOE, I wish all my diapers could be made with it! I can'tstand the turning and topstiching, oh how I'dlove a serger!
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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

Great job! That's awesome what you can make out of an old pail liner! Can't wait to see action pics once your LO is here!
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I would love a serger too. I don't topstich, only on the elastic casing. The elastic I just tack at both ends on the inside of the legs as I hate seeing stretched elastic too, I know it should have no effect but in my mind I still think it hampers the elastic some.
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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

Those are fabulous!! I really need to try my hand at diaper making, you ladies are so inspirational.
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That's some great fabric! I think everything turned out great!
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Those look awesome!!!!
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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

clever clever!

my old SB pail liners are completely shot after being used for 4 years so I am cutting them up to use as a pattern to make new ones myself out of PUL I got, much cheaper than buying new ones!
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Re: I cut up an old Swaddlebees Pail Liner...

That is awsome. Wishing I had seen this before I sold my pail liners I never used.
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