Nesting: Cloth Diapers AI2


I would love to say that I picked up these materials and immediately had these figured out & perfect…BUT not so much.  Now that I do have it figured out I don’t understand how I didn’t get it at first.  It’s easy though.  Everyone likes something different.  I have really taken to a cloth diaper that is a one-size, snap, pocket-stuffed cloth diaper that is cute.  That last part has been super important!

20130831-083537.jpgI went through my fabric bins and pulled out every fabric that I have been dying to do something with but couldn’t narrow down what.


I went to PreFold 2 Fitted‘s blog for the printed pattern!  I used this one specifically…


  • 18″ x 15″ Fabric
  • 18″ x 15″ PUL
  • 18″ x 15″ Suede cloth
  • 18 sets of snaps (18 of one side and 7 of the other)
  • 19″ braided 1/4″ elastic
  • Thread


I ordered my KAM snaps pliers and 300 sets of white snaps.  I allotted for the 9 diapers I had material (PUL & fabric) for and lots of messing up!


After reading through a bunch of blogs, I used the scrap PUL on the back of the fabric to better anchor the snaps.


Once I finished the snaps that you do before you piece the diaper together it should look like this.


Next, you’ll want to mark where the elastic for the back will go.  This was another one of my preferences.  I decided to use 4 1/2″ long 1/4″ braided elastic (with edges quickly melted by a lighter) stretched & sewn across 8″ length.  First though…mark the 8″ length, place the PUL & fabric right-sides together and sew 3/8″ seam between the markings.


Pin the elastic edges at the 8″ markings and sew a zig zag stitch while pulling the elastic straight.


Do the same process for the suede cloth except there’s no need to sew a seam between on the 8″ length before the elastic.


Turn the PUL & fabric right-side out.


Pin the right-side of the suede cloth and the fabric/PUL together.  Sew a 3/8″ seam from elastic edge around to the other elastic edge.


For the leg elastic, I made an 8″ length for a 5″ piece of 1/4″ braided elastic to be sewn on starting at the bottom snap of the front.


After you’ve completed the leg elastics, turn the diaper right side out.  Sew 1/2″ seam from the back elastic edge to the other back elastic edge.  Be sure to pull straight when sewing along the leg elastic.


Last step, the final 4 snaps.