Item: Diaper Cover
As seen on: Dana Made It (Made)
You can find the tutorial/pattern here!
Why I wanted to make this: I figured that throughout the summer, Everett would probably be in just a diaper a lot and I wanted to be able to make sure that he is able to still look cute! I also really love diaper covers for little girls so I will probably be making a bunch of these for my friends who have daughters!
First try: My first attempt at this went very well, especially because my grandmother was in town and she helped me to learn the basics that I needed to complete the project. When we made the first diaper cover it came out a lot smaller than I thought it would be.
Deviations from the tutorial/pattern: One thing that I found came in handy was to zig-zag around the perimeter of the two pieces of fabric prior to sewing them together. Also, I wanted to add a trim of color to the top however I didn’t have any bias tape. Since I was too impatient to wait until the fabric store was open to go and by some I decided to use a piece of fabric as trim. Here’s what I did: first I created the diaper cover as the directions stated and stopped before creating the casing for the elastic in the waste. Second, I cut a piece of fabric that was 2 ¼” wide and as long as the the waste of the diaper cover plus ¼.” You will need to hem one of the short ends of the fabric and zig-zag around the remaining edges to prevent fraying. Next, I attached the fabric to the waste of the diaper cover using a quarter of an inch inseam ensuring that when the piece overlaps the hemmed edge is out. Finally, I finished the rest of the diaper cover as explained in the tutorial.
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