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SnuggleButt Adult AllInOne (AIO) Cloth Diaper Sewing Pattern


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Table of Contents

SnuggleButtAdultAllInOne(AIO)ClothDiaperSewingPattern..............................................................1
TableofContents..........................................................................................................................................2
Sizing.............................................................................................................................................................3
Fabricandnotions.........................................................................................................................................3
ElasticMeasuringGuide................................................................................................................................4
Cutting&MarkingInstructions.....................................................................................................................5
SewingInstructions.......................................................................................................................................5
SpecialNote:.................................................................................................................................................9
Imademydiapernowwhat?.....................................................................................................................9
DiaperPatterns...........................................................................................................................................10

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Sizing

Ifindthebestindicatorofsizeistherise.Theriseismeasuredfromthefronttothebackof
thediaper.Asonababy,thefullriseisfromthelowerback(justabovethebum)uparoundto
justbelowthebellybutton.Ifyoupreferadiaperthatrideshigher,frontandback,justchoose
alargersize.
Size
XXXSmall
XXSmall
XSmall
Small
Medium
Large
XLarge
XXL/XXXL

Waist
2432
2834
3442
3844
4246
4447
4652
5156

Rise
Upto32
Upto34
Upto36
Upto38
Upto40
Upto42
Upto44
Upto46

LegCircumference
1720
1821
1922
2023
2124
2225
2326
2427

Fabric and notions

MoneySavingTip
InsteadofpayingmoreforPULas
yourwaterproofliner,buyacheap
showercurtainlineranduseit
instead.
Theshowercurtainmaterialseems
toholdupwellinthewasherand
worksgreatasalowcost
alternativetoPUL.

Scissorsorrotarycutterandmat
Tapetojoinpatternpieces
Pins
FabricMarkingtool
100%PolyesterThread
Elasticor(yourpreference)Ihave
foundusingwiderelasticmakesyourdiaper
appearmoreproportionallycorrect.Ireallylike
1elasticpersonally,asitmakesthegathers
looksopuffyandcute.
DiaperInnerFabric1yardperlayerdesiredvariesbasedonyourdesiredthickness.
Useoldtowelsorgetayardofterryclothorotherabsorbentmaterials,experimentand
useyourimagination,anythingcanbeusedforastufferincludingoldtshirts.
DiaperOuterFabric1yardthisistheCUTEfabricyouactuallyseewhenthediaperis
worn.Ipreferflannel,butIhaveusedjustabouteverything.Justneedstobesomething
thatdoesNOTstretch.
DiaperWaterprooflayerPUListhebest(butexpensive)youwillneed1yard.Ihave
NEVERusedPUL,itisjusttooexpensive.ALLmyowndiapersusetheshowercurtain

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alternative.SomeofmydiapersareYEARSoldandtheyarestillworkingwithoutany
leaks.Whyspendmorewhenyoudonotneedtoo?Useyourimaginationandhavefun.
VelcroLargersizescallfor4Velcrotape,Smallersizesuse2.Youcanusetwostrips
of2tapeifyoupreferorevengowithjustonerowof2.Useyourjudgment;Ido
suggestifyouhavenottriedyetwith4tapes,youneedtodoatleastone.Itreally
makesforawonderfullysnugandsecurediaperthatlookssoadorable.
o Pleasenote:Whenmakingsmallerdiapers,useVelcrothatfitsyoursizediaper.
OnSmalldiapers2isPLENTYwideandshouldbeusedratherthan4toprevent
theVelcrotapesrubbingagainstbabysskin.

Elastic Measuring Guide

Often,gettingjusttherightamountofelasticisthetrickiestpartof
makingagoodadultAIOclothdiaper.Eachbrand,width,andstyleof
elasticstretchesatadifferentrate,thereforeitisimpossibleformeto
provideastandardelasticlengthchart.Thechartbelowshowsthe
lengthbetweenelastictackingpointsonthediaper.Thisisthelength
theelasticwillbewhenfullystretched.Generally,youwillwantto
stretchtheelastictothemaximumsoitiscompletelytaught.Youcan
adjustthisifdesired;justkeepinmind,doingsowilllikelyalterthesizerangeabit.Ioftenfind
takingthefullytaughtlengthanddividingthatby2givesmeagoodnumbertostartwith.

XXXSmall XXSmall XSmall Small Medium Large


XL
XXL
Back
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Legs
18.5
19.5
20.5
21.5
22.5
23.5 24.5 25.5

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Cutting & Marking Instructions

Preshrinkallfabricsbywashinganddryingatleastoncewiththesametemperature
settingsthatwillbeusedonthefinisheddiaper.Repeatedwashingspriortouseis
necessaryforsomeabsorbentfabricstoreachtheirfullabsorbencypotential.
Onequarterinchseamallowanceisincludedonallpatternpieces.Ifyouareserging
orusingotherbindingmethods,youcanreducethepatternsizebeforecuttingortrim
seamallowanceifdesired.Personally,fordiapers,Ineverdothis.Thelittleextrafabric
doesNOTaffectthediaperandneverbotherwith
removingit.Feelfreetodoasyouwish,butdonot
feelyouMUSTremovetheseamallowance.
Printandcutouttheneededpatternpieces.
CuttingTip
Besuretocutstretchyfabricsso Matchalignmentlinesandtapepagestogether.
Becarefultopositionstretchoroneway
thatthestretchgoeswiththe
designfabricswithregardtotheproperdirectionof
widthofthediaper.
thestretchordesigntoassureaproperfitandnice
lookingdesign.
Includedpatternrepresentsonehalfofthefinisheddiaper.Placethepatternona
foldedpieceoffabricwiththeindicatedfoldlinealongthefoldededgeofthefabric.
Transferringthepatterntothefabriccanbedoneinseveraldifferentways:
o Tracetheoutlineusingawatersolublemarkerandcutaroundmarkerline.
OR
o Useweightstoholdthepatternflatonto
thefabricwhileyoucutarounditusinga
rotarycutter.Youcanusepinstoholdall
CuttingTip
exceptthewaterprooflinermaterialaspins
Ifusingarotarycutter,stackall
wouldleadtoleaksinyourdiaper.
diaperlayersontopofeach
o Transferapplicablemarkingstothefabric
otherandcutasonetoensure
suchaselasticandVelcroplacement
theyarecutidentically.
locations.

Stitchinplaceusingastraightstitchalongtheperimeteroftherectangles,veryclosetothe
edgeofthetape(Ipreferdoublestitchingtokeeptapesecure.)

CutTWO(2)stripsoflooptape(ORFOUR(4)ifusing2tape)forbackofthediaperforlaundry
tabs,roundthecornersonbothsidestoeliminatesharppoints.

CutONE(1)stripoflooptape(ORTWO(2)ifusing2tape)forfrontofthediaper.Roundthe
cornersonallsidestoeliminatesharppoints.

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CutTWO(2)(orFOUR(4)ifusing2tape)ofhooktapeandTWO(2)(orFOUR(4)ifusing2
tape)oflooptapefromthetabpattern.

Sewing Instructions

SeamAllowance:Onequarterinch()seamallowanceisincludedonallpatternpieces.

Theseinstructionsareforturnedandtopstitchedstylediapers.Althougheasilymodifiedto
allowforpocket,sham,insert,orotherstyles,instructionsareNOTincluded.

XLargeDinosaurPrintDiaper

ZoomZoomTrucksPrintDiaper

Someinsightsbeforeyoubegin:
1. IfinditeasiertostitchALLinnersoakerlayerstogetherFIRSTbeforebeginningassembly
ofactualdiaper.ItmakesassemblyMUCHsimplerandfaster.
a. Justtakeallyourinnersoakerfabriclayersandstackthemtogetherinwhatever
orderyoudesire.Stitchthemtogethersecurelyusingastandardstraightstitch.
i. Besuretostitchsothelayersdonotcomeapartlaterduringthewash
ANDsotheycannottwistorturnduringthewashasthiscanmakethe
diaperveryuncomfortabletowear.
2. Makesureyouhaveplentyofroom;whenlaidoutflat,thisdiaperisverywide,and
havinganiceclearandopenareatoworkwillmakeassemblysomuchnicer.
3. Becarefulwhenchoosingtheamountofelastictouse.Toomuchandthediaperwillbe
toolooseandlikelytoleak.Toolittleandthediaperwillbetightanduncomfortable.
YoucanalwaysPINtheelasticinwithsafetypinsFIRSTtotest,thenwhenyouarehappy
withthestretch,sewthemdown.DontforgettoMEASUREtheamountofelasticyou
usedANDwriteitdownonyourpatternsothatnexttimeyouwillnotneedtodothis
extrastepagain.
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Followthesestepstoassembleyourdiaper:

Place1hook&1looptapetabtogetherbacktoback
Stitchinplaceusingastraightstitchalongtheperimeter,veryclosetotheedgeofthe
tape(Isuggestyoudoublestitchtheseedgesforaddedstrength).
Repeatprocessuntilbothtabsaresewnbacktoback(ifusing2tape,youwillhave4
tapesinsteadoftwo).
PositionandsecuretheVelcrolaundrytabsontherightsideofouterdiaperlayerwithin
markings,facingout.Stitchinplace.
PositionandsecurethefrontVelcrostrip(orstripsifusing2tape)ontherightsideof
theouterdiaperlayerwithinmarkings,facingout.Stitchinplace.
Stacklayersoneontopoftheotherasfollows:
1. Placewaterprooflayerdownfirst
2. ThenplaceFashionfabric(theoutermostfabric)ontopofwaterprooflayer
(rightsidefacingwaterprooflayer)
3. Thenplacethebottomlayer(theonethatwillbenexttobabysskin)rightside
downontopofFashionfabric.
4. Nowplacesewninnerabsorbentlayersontopofthestack.

Pleasesharethispatternwitha
diaperedfriendsotheytoocanbenefit
fromagreatdiaperpattern.

Pintosecurealllayersinplace.
o UsecautionwithpinsONLYplacingpinsinseamallowancetoavoiddamaging
waterprooflayer.Youcanuseclipsifyouprefertopreventaccidentaldamage.
Markstartingandstoppingplacementforsewingallowingafewinchesopentocreate
anopeningholeforyoutoturnthediaperrightsideoutlater.Irecommendleavingthe
frontofthediaperopenabovetheVelcrotape.
PositionthebacktobackVelcrosidetabsontopofrightsideofouterlayerwithin
markings,roundededgesfacinginwardandhooksidesfacingup.
Stitchalongseamlinetosecureinplace.Thenstitchalongperimeterinchawayfrom
edgeoffabricaroundentirediaper.REMEMBERtoleavetheholeinfrontsoyoucan
turnthediaperinsideout.

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Foreachpieceofelastic,lineupthemarkingononeendoftheelasticwiththe
placementmarkingonthepatternpiece.Elasticshouldbepositionedontheouteredge
ofthediaperperimeter,withintheseamallowance.
o Tackdowntheelasticendbysewingafewstitchesontopofthemarkingwitha
zigzagstitch.Withstitchlengthsetclosetozero.Useyourmachinesreverse
stitchtoreinforcethestitch.
o Repeattheprocessontheotherendsofeachelasticpiece.DONOTSEWTHE
ENTIRELENGTHOFELASTICDOWNTOTHEDIAPER.
Turndiaperinsideoutthroughtheholeyouleftatthefrontofthediaper.Smoothout
andflattenallcorners.
Topstitcharoundperimeterofthediaper.
o Whenyoureacheachelasticpiece,stopwiththeneedledown.
Raisethepresserfoot,withoutliftingtheneedleandturnthefabricso
thattheelasticishorizontaltoyou.
Stitchdowntwoorthreestitchestotheveryedgeofthediaper.
Usethebackstitchtoretracebackuptotheseamline.Stopwiththe
needledown.
Turnfabricbacktoverticaldirectionandpullelastictightbygrabbing
eachendatthetackingpoint.
Sewalongsidetheelasticveryslowly,keepingtheelasticpulledtight.
Avoidsewingontopoftheelastic.Ifyoudothisproperly,theelasticwill
beinsideacasingandwillNOThaveANYstitchesinitexceptatthe
tackingpoints.
Whentheendisreached,repeatstep1and2,thenturnfabricbackto
verticalandcontinuestitchingperimeter.
o Continuesewingaroundperimeterofdiaperfollowingaboveinstructionsfor
sewingaroundeachelasticcasinguntilyoureachfrontofdiaperwhereopening
islocated.
Foldseamallowanceunderatopeningandtopstitchtheopeningclosed
whilesewingdiaperperimeter.
Continueuntilentireperimeterofdiaperhasbeentopstitched.

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Yournewdiaperisreadyforuse.Idosuggestyouwashyournewdiaperatleastonce
(preferablytwice)beforeusebutIunderstandifyoujustwanttoprancearoundinitforawhile
first.

Special Note:Pleaseunderstandtheseinstructionsassumeyouhaveageneral
knowledgeofsewingandcanreadbetweenthelineswherenecessaryasitisNOTmy
intentionforthisguidetobeatutorialonHOWTOSEW.Ihavedonemybesttobeclear,
butifyoufinderrors,PLEASEforwardthemtomesoIcanmakecorrectionstothe
bettermentofthepatternforotherstobenefit.

Iwishyouallwellandhopeyoufindthispatternandinstructionmanualuseful.Pleasedropme
anoteifyouusethispatternandfindituseful.ILOVEtohearfromothersandwelcome
comments.

I made my diapernow what?

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Diaper Patterns

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Pattern for Adult AIO Velcro Closure Cloth Diaper


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