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Old 11-22-2008, 05:30 PM   #1
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A lot of mamas ask about the Rita's Rump Pocket pattern. I use it and I love it. I took photos while I was sewing one of the diapers so here they are in case they might help someone. I sewed this just like the pattern said, pretty much.

Cut out your pattern. Remember your seam allowance.



Pin RIGHT sides together. Mark your leg elastic and pocket opening guides.



Sew your pocket openings down.





Sew around the diaper. Start at the right hand pocket opening and stop and the left hand pocket opening.





Trim your edges. This helps it lay flatter when it is turned right side out, and the curves/corners lay much better.





Now it is time to sew the elastic. You will sew it to either side of the diaper before you turn it. It is kind of hard for me to sew elastic and it feels like I have to use my entire body, so of course I couldn't take a photo and I didn't think to have my daughter take one. (That would have been an ugly sight.) Just stretch the elastic as much as it will go and take your time.

Here is the diaper with elastic in it, before it's turned.



Now it's time to turn the diaper! (I always like this part. It means I'm almost finished!)





Now topstitch all the way around the diaper.



FINISHED!!




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Old 11-22-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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Great tutorial . I am thinking of trying this out. I need diapers and I have a sewing machine.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:46 PM   #3
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I just thought of a question - How many layers of flannel do I use for these pockets? I do not want them to be too thin , but I do want them thick enough to do some good with an insert.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:18 PM   #4
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The pattern calls for two layers of flannel. I made a dozen of them like that and they work great. You just make it the absorbency you need with inserts, which I made to match out of the scraps. The scraps left from cutting out the sides are the perfect size for this diaper.

I did make two of these with two layers of flannel and a layer of t-shirt. It works great but takes a tad longer to dry around the leg elastic.

You can make this diaper with any fabric you like. It calls for flannel and I happen to love flannel and I had a lot of it from old shirts so that is what I used. You could also make it a fitted if that is what you like.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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That looks great!!

This is just an observation...if you use a straight stitch, you won't use as much thread. Zigzagging uses a lot more thread than straight stitching does.

Oh, and I live in NW Arkansas!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:38 PM   #6
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Oh, and here is video tutorial of how to sew elastic on diapers.

http://diaperkit.com/store/index.php...page=page&id=4

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I made rrp diapers.....but I used flannel inner and fleece outer......so it was kinda a pocket fitted aio!!

my fave inserts are the ones that you put in bum genius dipes.....I bought them 2$ off fsot and they were so absorbant.....but if I made my own I'd use microfibre cloths!!
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That looks great!!

This is just an observation...if you use a straight stitch, you won't use as much thread. Zigzagging uses a lot more thread than straight stitching does.

Oh, and I live in NW Arkansas!!
It sure does use a lot more thread! I quit using the zigzag stitch on these diapers for anything but the elastic. I go through a lot less thread.
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This is one of my favorite patterns . I like it's simplicity and I would like to thank you for posting the tute. I'm one of those visual learners . Trust me they help a great deal.
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Re: Pics for sewing RRP

I have what may be a stupid question Do you put one piece of elastic on each leg? It almost sounded like you sew elastic onto each side of each leg...and that sounded like a lot. Can you tell I'm totally new to this? lol...thanks!
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