fasten the velcro. These diapers can be washed in hot water with color safe bleach.
Raising children is never easy and sometimes it's just downright expensive. Disposable diapers are not cheap. Here's a way you can cut down on costs, Make a dozen or so of these T-shirt diapers and save yourself some money. Go to the thrift shop and you will be surprised how many T-shirts you can find. Look for T-shirts that have a design on the top half of the front of the shirt, if you use a T-shirt with a design that takes up the whole front of the shirt you will end up with part of it being upside down on the front of the diaper. I got a few plain T-shirts to use for the 4th layer that is enclosed behind the lining so this doesn't have to match, it's not going to be visible when the diaper is finished.
These are the supplies you will need: T-shirts, disposable diaper for pattern, elastic, velcro, shower curtian, sewing machine, scissors, pins and a newspaper.
Step 2: Making a pattern for the diaper
use a disposable diaper for a pattern, have a friend help you stretch the diaper so you can trace around it onto the newspaper. As you can see, I didn't go into great detail with all the angles and turns. Just a basic simple shape works best. Fold the pattern in half and trim so that it is symmetrical. It would be a good idea to make another pattern out of this because if you make several diapers, this will get worn out quickly.
Step 3: Cutting out the pieces
Cut out the front and back of the T-shirt, place the larger end of the newspaper at the top near the neck. Cut one out of the shower curtian. cut another out of the liner.
Step 4: Sewing panels onto liner
from the leftover fabric from the T-shirt or another T-shirt , cut 4 pieces 4" x 14" layer on top of the liner. sew around the edges.
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