Anyway.. Mama Bird... Click the title to go to her page with the patterns and the instructions for the AIO and fitteds. I made 2 pockets using her "little" pattern. (Note: pictures to be added once I figure out how to upload my new camera onto the old computer)
To Make Pockets:
- Procare or PUL for cover ( I used Procare with cotton overlay after MUCH convincing of the big brothers that it was SCRAP fabric, NOT their curtains!!!)
- fleece, micro fleece, or seuadecloth for lining (I used fleece - more scraps!)
- lastin (more scraps! I used 3 5" pieces)
- mama bird pattern and big paper to trace it on.
- print pattern and tape together as instructed.
- trace 2 copies onto pattern paper adding an extra 1/4" seam allowance.
- move marks for elastic to edge of original pattern. the elastics will actually be sewn into the seam allowance!
- cut one pattern out along the AIO line. mark this one as the Lining.
- cut the other along the fitted line. mark this as the Cover.
- yes - I know that the prev. 2 steps are OPPOSITE of the AIO directions, but go with me on this!
- cut out your fabrics (fleece with lining pattern and your barrier fabric and optional overlay from the cover pattern.
- transfer markings.
- Sew lastin at edge of fabric on ws of cover between back markings. I start at one end and keep the lastin taught unitl I get to the other end and cut off excess. (I used my serger for this, but you could zig zag it too. optional- repeat with lining.
- since I used an overlay, I serged the overlay to the barrier all the way arround being sure to keep elastic taight. I didn't trim much of anything off of hte edges, just a hair.
- sew loop tape to front of cover.
- lay lining on the RS of cover. Use clothespins or binder clips to hold the 2 together (pins=holes=leaks!) be sure to line up the edges. YES the fleece is wider in the crotch. it is SUPPOSED to be!
- serge (or overlock or zigzag) around the edge. start at one end of the pocket and sew around to the other end.
- now, sew the lastin to the FLEECE side of the leg openings at markings. I used the same procedure as for the back elastic.
- turn RS out.
- top stitch SA on the pocket opening. do NOT top stitch the rest of the diaper.
- you'll notice that the fleece will roll out at the leg. this is what it should do! this is softer on baby and helps prevent wicking.
- sew velcro onto tabs. add crossover tab if you like.
- prewash & dry in dryer to reseal barrier fabric.
- stuff and put on baby!