Step 9: Sewing the Opening Shut

Fold over the edges 1/2" and pin. sew the opening closed using a 1/4" seam allowance.
<p>This looks like the simplest diaper pattern I've seen. I wonder how long these last... does the plastic degrade in the washer? Also, do you use a certain kind of shower curtain liner? </p>
Has anyone added snaps and made them one size diapers? Or made them into pocket diapers?
Has anyone added snaps and made them one size diapers? Or made them into pocket diapers?
I'm confused a bit, live this idea but what is the pink liner in pic, sorry very photogenic person. loving these and want to make them
<p>Yes it is another T-shirt. it doesn't matter what color this is because it will be placed in the middle, between the outside and the inside.It is important to have several layers so it's absorbent enough. </p>
Sorry if this is a stupid question- what's the interior liner made of? Another T-Shirt? I got lost in the steps and the pink fabric seemed to have come up out of no where.
Oh, nevermind, I re-read your blurb at the start. I think I got it figured out. Very good idea! I'll be doing this for sure!
I had asked same question was it extra fabric
Its been a couple years since you posted this instructable. I am wondering how the diapers, mainly the shower curtain, held up? Joann Fabric stores and Hobby Lobby now carry PUL cloth which is what commercial cloth diapers are made of. The catch is it costs about $10 a yard. So I am curious about your shower curtain idea and how it woukd hold up to being washed frequently.
<p>the shower curtains break down a lot over time or get crunchy like the gerber pants. I love PUL! :) You can get it in plain colors for around $8/yd at diapersewingsupplies.com</p>
These are wonderful and do not leak- note one layer is shower curtain. Terrific for moms like me whose babies get diaper rash from ultraabsorbent disposables. No you do not need plastic pants- they are sewn in. Yay!
AHA! I knew that you could use a shower curtain for a homemade cloth diaper! Thanks so much, Katvanlew! You just saved me a bundle!
I have been known to use an old t-shirt in the car on the way to be donated, as a nappy. They are actually very soft and absorbent but moisture will soak through. They will need to be changed if wet. This is fine sometimes, but covers are available and plastic pants work well. <br> <br>
This is a really cool Idea. Do they leak at all?
Wonderful idea and what a great present. Now if they could only be made quickly in a sets of 120. Thanks for instructable and happy Holidays.
Very clever idea! Thanks for sharing!<br>Sunshiine
thanks, I have made several of these, I have 4 grandkids and another due in January. <br>
This is very cool. For those who want to avoid plastic altogether, other options might be recycling felted wool sweaters, or using microfiber cloths, as an additional layer. I find that the offgassing from the cheap shower curtains can be terrible. Kudos - I will be forwarding to my sister for use with my newest niece!
Yes the plastic is optional, I didn't think about using microfiber cloths, that's a good idea. <br>
i make my kids those all the time ....i would have added it but i didnt think it was normal

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