- fabric - you'll need two pieces about 9 x 9" (one for the outside and one for the lining). you can use just about anything but flannel is great because it's cheap, cute, and easy to work with (I let B dig through my flannel stash and pick out a few favorites)
- thread - I just used white for all my diapers
- snaps or velcro - I used snaps because I had them already, but velcro would be easier for little fingers
- pattern - download it and make sure your printer doesn't "fit to page" or your sizing will be off. check that the box on the page is 1" after printing. These diapers fit our basic 13" tall baby doll.
Start by cutting out the pattern. Use the pattern to cut out two pieces of fabric, one from the outside fabric and one from the lining.
Stack the pieces right-side together and sew a 1/4" seam around the edges, leaving an opening at one end for turning.
Flip the diaper right side out.
Use your fingers to poke out the flaps.
Tuck in the fabric around the opening, then top stitch all around the outside of the diaper with a 1/8 - 1/4" seam allowance. Make sure you catch all the layers at the opening. (Since this is for a doll I didn't bother with any elastic, I just wanted to keep it fast and easy!)
Next add snaps or velcro at the points marked on the pattern (check the fit on your baby doll first to make sure you get a good fit at that point, if you baby is wider or thinner you can adjust the placement). I used snaps because I already had them and they are easy to put on (I get them here) but then I was like "duh, B won't be able to snap these on his own" so I think I'll go back and add some velcro too.
Try it on! Like I said, these diapers fit our 13" baby doll so I assume they would fit most that size. If you have a different size doll you could try sizing the pattern up or down on your printer.
Now go ahead and make a set!
Even though B picked out all the fabrics, the dinos are far and away the favorite. But really he prefers putting all three on at the same time. :)
Have you made anything for a baby doll? How do you prepare your kids for a new baby?