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Free doll diaper sewing pattern

Free doll diaper sewing pattern

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Free doll diaper sewing pattern

What have you upcycled baby clothes into? I get the most requests for ideas on how to use up old stained baby clothes, so here is a free doll diaper sewing pattern! Tiny prints on baby clothes translate into tiny doll diapers perfectly and these sew up super quickly. This pattern fits medium sized stuffed animals and I’d guess most baby dolls, I tested it on the Baby Alive doll shown above and the Melissa & Doug doll shown in the tutorial. Update: this is now a part of a pattern set with clothes too, see them in this post of free baby doll clothes patterns to sew!

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upcycled baby clothes sewing tutorial

Ready to make your own? If you haven’t sewn knits before, experiment on some scraps to get tension right and a feel for how it feeds through your machine. I used a regular stitch on these since they don’t really need to stretch, but experiment with what feels right! If it looks a little wavy once you’re done, don’t panic, that’s what an iron is for.

Free doll diaper sewing pattern

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Steps

Step 1- Cut the clothes up along the side seams, laying your workable fabric out flat. Fold it in half nicely so nothing’s twisted and lay the pattern down along the fold, cut, repeat for a second piece.

Step 2- Pin or clip all the way around leaving roughly 3″ open (between the red clips), sew with 1/4″ seam allowance.

Step 3- Clip the bump-out curves like this! It will help it lay flat.

Step 4- Turn right side out and tuck the raw seam allowances inside, iron to press all seams and the opening.

Step 5- Top stitch all the way around!

Step 6- Your next decision is whether you want to use snaps or velco. Keep reading for velcro; if you’re doing snaps, I recommend putting the diaper on your doll/stuffed animal and marking there it needs to go.

Step 7- After inserting one snap where you marked, press it firmly into the other side so it leaves an indentation, showing you where to put the corresponding snap. Repeat for the other side.

Step 8- If you’re using velcro, I did 1″ pieces on the tabs and 2.5″ piece in the middle. Sew to secure and you’re done!

upcycled doll clothes tutorial

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Free baby doll clothes patterns to sew - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

[…] is a separate post since I shared that pattern first and it is a little more complicated – see how to sew the doll diaper here! Google gets crabby if I have the same content in two places, so my apologies for the extra […]

Leigh Anne

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Hello! Can this doll diaper be made with a onesie and leggings? Thanks!

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Saturday 13th of June 2020

Hi! Do you mean can you cut up and use a onesie and leggings to make the diaper?

JUDY

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

I DID NOT SEE WHERE TO GET THE DIAPER PATTERN,,, PLEASE HELP///

Stephanie - Swoodson Says

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Hi Judy, are you a newsletter subscriber already?

Barbara

Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Thank you! I made clothes for this doll for my granddaughter in February, but didn’t make diapers. Now I can make them to match the dresses!

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