Here’s a free version of my side-snap diaper pattern, with instructions for making a quick-sew fleece diaper cover. Sizes included are small, medium, and large. Happy sewing!
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|Cut out a single piece from thick polyester fleece (blizzard or anti-pill both work fine), and mark out the snap/elastic placement.|
|I like to turn the ends of the elastic over about 1/4″ when I sew it down. It makes it look neater, and it seems to be more durable this way.|
|Line up the end of the elastic with the elastic marking and slide under the presser foot.|
|Use a 3-step zig-zag stitch and backstitch a couple of times to secure the end of the elastic.|
|Now pull the elastic taut and stitch down the length. You may need to use one hand to guide the elastic through the machine.|
|Stop about 1/4″ away from the end elastic marking.|
|Cut the elastic, leaving about 1/2″.|
|Turn the end under.|
|Stitch over the end and backstitch a couple of times to secure.|
|Repeat process for all elastic.|
Apply snaps (sockets on the wings facing out, studs on the front facing in).
For extra durability, you can use fleece scraps to reinforce the snaps. A small piece behind each snap, or a strip behind each row of snaps is sufficient.