belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial - see kate sew

September 10, 2012

Welcome to another installment of belly + baby! Today I’m sharing a pattern for ruffled diaper covers. I made a basic diaper cover for the new baby and then realized it was too plain! So, I added a ruffle on the top edge and I’m totally in love! These diaper covers are so fun to make, I’ve already made a short stack of them!

You can never have enough diaper covers, right? Let’s get started:
Materials: *quilting weight cotton *skinny elastic *printable pattern size 0-3 months** *1/2″ single fold bias tape *saftey pin for threading elastic *serger (optional, I recommend this one if you’re in the market)



Then finish the seam allowances. Sew the front and back together. right sides together. http://seekatesew. **I forget how big babies are.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 2/11 . Cut out your pattern pieces and ruffle strip. Also serge or zigzag one long edge of your ruffle strip. so I think these will fit until around 3 months! If you need them bigger.see kate sew A few measurements: *ruffle strip: 40″ by 3″ *elastic for top*: 13″ *elastic for legs*: 8 1/2″ each *You might have to adjust this based on the stretchiness of your elastic or the width of the baby’s legs/belly. at the sides and crotch. simply print the pieces enlarged.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial . Turn and press over 1/4″ and finish the hem by topstitching 1/8″ from the edge of the fabric.

Make sure to leave a 1-2″ opening to insert elastic. flip over 1/2″ of the top edge (including the ruffle) and pin it in place.see kate sew Sew two rows of baste stitching through the top edge of the strip. The first one should be 1/2″ from the top and the second 1″ from the top. Sew around near the edge to create a casing for elastic. pinning as you go. Gather the strip by pulling the ends of both sets of threads so it matches the width of the top of the diaper cover. about 1/2″ away from each other.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 3/11 . http://seekatesew. Sew the short edges of the ruffle strip together and match it to the top of the diaper cover.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial . Baste it on and serge or zigzag the top edge. Then.

pin the casings shut and sew them up.see kate sew Use a safety pin to thread the elastic through the casing. open the bias tape and pin the edge to the opening edge. After you’ve inserted the elastic. Pin all the way around then sew on at 1/4″.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 4/11 . http://seekatesew.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial . For the leg openings. Unpick any baste stitching that you don’t want.

again creating a casing for elastic. http://seekatesew. You shouldn’t see any bias tape from the front.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial .com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 5/11 . Sew it on at 1/2″.see kate sew Flip the bias tape to the inside of the diaper cover and pin.

Repeat for the other leg and you’re done! So much gathered cuteness! http://seekatesew.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial .see kate sew Insert the elastic and close the casing.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 6/11 .

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com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 8/11 .see kate sew belly + baby continues today with a Baby Romper Pattern at Shwin & Shwin and gauze baby blankets at Craftiness is not Optional! See you next M onday for more belly + baby! Related Posts univ ersal pacifier clip tutorial winter wonderland lookbook// part 1 : baby girl sty le v intage lady onesie FREE PATTERN! biased bibs floppy tie onesie tutorial stretchy pocket m aternity pants tutorial Zem a n t a Curtir 109 Tw eet 7 http://seekatesew.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial .

wow. 2012 at 3:33 PM i may actually need to attempt this cuteness with my basic sewing skills. and how cute would this look with a onsie underneath so you can really see all the cute ruffle goodness? Oh man I am now cursing the winter baby… to wait until summer ah! (and now I am babbling) http://seekatesew. (except for a few pictures maybe) I love the subtle beauty in the single ruffle.see kate sew 19 RESPONSES TO BELLY + BABY // RUFFLE DIAPER COVERS PATTERN + TUTORIAL Bratling says: September 10. She’s going to be the best dressed baby around! Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says: September 10. Soooo cute! Aubrey says: September 10. 2012 at 9:24 PM Very cute!! Tengo dos hijos varones. Isabella Oops! says: September 10. 2012 at 8:34 PM These are so stinking adorable! I cannot wait to see how stylish your little girl will be dressed. thanks!!! calinai says: September 11. they look so soft – cotton is my absolute favorite for baby! ashleesanders says: September 10. do i need a little girl!! love. pero voy a hacer un diaper cover para mi sobrina. 2012 at 2:12 PM So super cute Kate!!! Love your fabric choices. us.) Nora says: September 10.ñ)! Jess@craftiness is not optional says: September 10. 2012 at 5:13 AM I love these! I am not all about the ruffles all over the bum.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 9/11 . 2012 at 8:04 AM Try putting tired layers on the butt. I like also how you use fabric up until its gone ! Shauna@shwinandshwin says: September 11. 2012 at 12:54 PM Adorable. 2012 at 2:00 AM way way way too cute.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial . . 2012 at 5:48 PM oh Thanks for this tutorial I really need make a diapers for my little Alice! Hugs From Chile! (ñ.

I tried it the other day when I was working on a bubble skirt for my daughter and it is so much easier. :-) joselita Maria Jesus de Souza says: March 23. this is adorable and perfect for what I was working on. thanks so much for the free pattern. Chloe Jay says: September 20. Sommer says: April 17.see kate sew Emily says: September 11.com.OBRIGADA POR COMPARTILHARR CONOSCO. I’ll have to re-read when I make http://seekatesew. 2012 at 7:26 PM soooo cute!!! i must try :) Kelli Ward says: October 10. It is worth checking out. 2012 at 12:06 AM I’m looking forward to making these.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 10/11 . I made some for my daughter using Dana’s pattern and tutorial from danamadeit. but what are the seam allowances? Maureen says: May 7. jackie says: September 13. 2013 at 1:57 PM ADOREI ESSES TAPA FRALDAS E O PASSO A PASSO ESTAMUITO BEM EXPLICADO. 2012 at 12:49 PM These are precious!!!!! Wish our family or friends had babies …. so much easier than trying to turn the edge under. If/when I can track down the video again I will pass it along. folkhaven says: October 25. So cute!! Janet Ile says: February 6. 2012 at 6:15 AM These are so cute Kate! I think they’ll be perfect for gifts. 2012 at 1:21 PM I love it. For gathering. I was watching PBS’s Sewing With Nancy and she had a great way of gathering fabric for ruffles.17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial . 2013 at 10:18 PM love love love!! probably missed it. Doesn’t the wet diaper soak through the diaper cover? I think I’m missing something. 2013 at 4:03 PM I loved this! I love the bias tape for the elastic casing. 2013 at 10:23 PM I’m a grandmother who’s not too savvy about cloth diaper covers. :) Thank you for sharing the pattern and tutorial! Kate says: September 11. Her pattern goes up to 24 months if needed. 2012 at 11:33 AM I am making these today.

Anyway I linked to you from my blog! Thanks again… ©2013 See Kate Sew blog design by Wonder Forest http://seekatesew.see kate sew another one because I had a hard time making the elastic casing for the waist with the ruffle there – maybe I missed something.com/belly-baby-ruffle-diaper-covers-pattern-tutorial/ 11/11 .17/2/2014 belly + baby // ruffle diaper covers pattern + tutorial .