I came across this idea on (where else) Pinterest. I found this blogger back when the wedding was being planned, she has a wedding blog and now a well, regular blog. I liked the idea of adding flannel to pre-made/pre-fold diapers but I really just used the idea and didn't follow any of her directions... I kind of like to wing things sometimes.
First up, the diapers I used were OsoCozy pre-fold diapers I found here. Since some of the flannels I used where white and some off white, I purchased a package of bleached (white) and unbleached (off white)... they come 6 to a package so I was prepared to make 12 clothes.
I rounded up some flannels... some from my stash, some purchased online and some fat quarters from a local quilt shop. The fat quarters make 2 clothes and the online shop required a one yard minimum so I have enough of the salmon, stars and circles to make some flannel blankets as well. The gray alphabet was also an online purchase and I purchased 2 yards so it will be enough for a crib sheet and 2 cloths.
But lets get back on track... so the center portion...
I cut strips of fabric about a half inch larger on each side as well as top and bottom. Depending on the size of diapers you use these dimensions could be larger or smaller... you should be sure to have the diapers BEFORE you get fabric, although I still think you'd be able to use a fat quarter for larger sizes.
Next I pinned the flannel to the diaper, folding the raw edges under.
Really the hardest part was threading the sewing machine when I changed from white thread to off white thread!
But seriously, I'm happy with my dozen... two of each... some masculine some more feminine. And yes, I did have my son in law in mind when I picked out the fish flannel!
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