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Old 07-06-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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My First Newborn fitted......a few questions too. :)

This is my first attempt at making a diaper. I used the free Darling Diaper newborn pattern. I think it turned out pretty well, except I messed up on the wing snaps placement a bit and the elastic casement in the back looks a little off. That makes it look uneven, but it's not.....I did not add an internal soaker to help with drying time. I have lots of preemie pfs I can use for extra absorbency. The inside is OBV and there is also an additional layer inside of hemp French terry.

No squish to try it on yet....not for a few more weeks. It looks big compared to my orange edge GMD workhorse fitteds. I used the orange pattern as she suggests....I know this baby will be over 7 pounds. Any fit experience?

I would like to use this to make AIOs from, but I am a little worried about sewing with PUL....is there anything special I need to know or to do when sewing with that? I had a hard time encasing the elastics....any tips for that? Any other tips you can offer would be greatly appreciated too! Thanks!








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Not sure how to answer the questions but the diaper looks great and is super cute!
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Thank you!! I just hope it works too!
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Re: My First Newborn fitted......a few questions too. :)

It's been a while since I made my "test run" fitteds, but I eventually came to the conclusion that it was easier to do the casing separate from the top stitching.

1. Turn dipe right side out. Mark where casings will begin and end. Stitch casings between the marks, leaving both ends open.

1.5. (Optional) Turn on Netflix and start marathoning Foyle's War.

2. Cut your elastic a bit long and working through the turning hole, fish it through each casing using the 'ole safety pin method. Hand tack each end in place.

3. Machine stitch back and forth to catch the ends of the elastic, then finish your top stitching.
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Oh my goodness, that is so cute! Where did you get that rainbow fabric?
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It's been a while since I made my "test run" fitteds, but I eventually came to the conclusion that it was easier to do the casing separate from the top stitching.

1. Turn dipe right side out. Mark where casings will begin and end. Stitch casings between the marks, leaving both ends open.

1.5. (Optional) Turn on Netflix and start marathoning Foyle's War.

2. Cut your elastic a bit long and working through the turning hole, fish it through each casing using the 'ole safety pin method. Hand tack each end in place.

3. Machine stitch back and forth to catch the ends of the elastic, then finish your top stitching.
I read this and laughed! Whenever I'm ready to sew I tell the kids, "turn on Netflix, mommy's sewing"! I also sew my elastic in the same way .
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It's been a while since I made my "test run" fitteds, but I eventually came to the conclusion that it was easier to do the casing separate from the top stitching.

1. Turn dipe right side out. Mark where casings will begin and end. Stitch casings between the marks, leaving both ends open.

1.5. (Optional) Turn on Netflix and start marathoning Foyle's War.

2. Cut your elastic a bit long and working through the turning hole, fish it through each casing using the 'ole safety pin method. Hand tack each end in place.

3. Machine stitch back and forth to catch the ends of the elastic, then finish your top stitching.

Hilarious!! And helpful! I had to actually read it a couple of times to get what you meant about turning on Netflix! I was expecting a link to a how to video there!! Thank you for the tip......I was actually just thinking about doing it this way this morning when I make the next one.


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Oh my goodness, that is so cute! Where did you get that rainbow fabric?

Thank you so much! I have had it for about a year.....I bought it along with some other fabrics on etsy.
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Yeah that fabric is awesome! I totally second (or third?) Netflix while doing any crafting... Just watched waaaay too many seasons of inane high school shows that I secretly love
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