Monday, June 13, 2011

Minky Diaper Cover tutorial

More diapers! I've finally got this diaper sewing thing down well enough to give them out as gifts. I made this one for a friend who is due in July! I also made a few others for her.
I chose to do a Minky outside and PUL inside.
Step 1: Cut out your pattern.

Step 2: Apply your snaps and velcro. I highly suggest using hook and loop for these diapers, other velcro doesn't hold up in the wash. And better yet, snaps never wear out! I used hook and loop to fasten the diaper, and snaps for the adjustable rise. 
Step 3: Pin your layers together. You'll want to pin it so that the layers don't slide while you're sewing. Make it so that the shiny side of the PUL and the fuzzy side of the Minky are facing in. 
Step 4: Sew the layers together. Leave the front of the diaper open so you can get it turned right side out.
Step 5: Add the elastic in the legs and in the back. Measure your elastic by stretching it from the front to the back of the leg opening. Make sure both pieces of elastic are the same size! Do the same for the back.
To sew the elastic in, fix it to both the front and the back of the leg opening. I like to sew back and forth a few times to make sure it's good. Be careful not to sew too close to the end of the elastic. It can unravel a bit in the washer and come undone. 

Once you've got both legs and the back elastic done, turn the diaper right side out. 
Step 6: Do a top stitch, closing the front opening, and encasing the elastic as you go.

Step 7: Pin on your velcro tabs, and sew them in place.
You're done! This was one of the easier diaper covers I've done. And I like the look a lot more than the FOE. I hope you found it helpful!
This diaper cover can be used with prefolds and pins, inserts (or a prefold folded in thirds), flats, or a fitted diaper. I love that it grows with the baby!


  1. This is one nice diaper cover. Wish I had babies again to make them for.
    Saw you on TT&J.

  2. I have tried cloth diapers on my 3rd child & they work out rather well but are expensive when first buying. I would love to make my own. Awesome thank you! You are so talented. Stopping by from the Under The Table & Dreaming Party. I would LOVE for you to come link up to my party too & if you have time check out my giveaway going on until tonight at midnight.

  3. I love this tutorial! Exactly what I was looking for!!! Thank youuuu :)

  4. Approx. how much do you have in (moneywise) each diaper?