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I started sewing regularly around the time my daughter was born, 12 years ago, and for years most of what I sewed was for her, between reusable cloth diapers and wipes, bibs, bassinet and crib bedding, toys, and so on. I also sewed all sorts of accessories for her favorite toys, and one of the absolutely most successful also happened to be one of the easiest: DIY doll diapers! (Once I also designed an even smaller diaper with a tail hole for her beloved stuffed monkey!)
You really can’t get much easier than this because fleece doesn’t fray, so all you have to do is cut out the shape and sew on the velcro. Fleece is also stretchy so that, plus the adjustable velcro closure, makes for a perfect fit pretty much every time. For example, I can pull it tight around this skinnier doll…
My free pattern will fit most standard sized dolls, so this is perfect to sew up as a gift, when you don’t have a doll to measure. And don’t think that these diapers are only for baby dolls! Ours have been used on pretty much all of my children’s toys!
Shall we make some DIY doll diapers? Let’s get started!
- Cucicucicoo Patterns FREE Doll Diaper pattern (My free patterns are available to all Cucicucicoo Newsletter subscribers. The Newsletter is sent out every two weeks and you can unsubscribe whenever you want. Sign up for the Newsletter here for access to dozens of free downloads, templates and patterns! If you are already subscribed, check one of your old Newsletters or your welcome e-mail for the link and password.)
- 11 x 14″/ 27 x 35 cm (height x width) fleece
- 1 piece of sewable velcro loop 7¾” (20 cm) long
- 2 pieces of sewable velcro hook 1½” (4 cm) long each
- polyester thread
Feel free to use other fabrics, however you will get the best results with fleece, which is stretchy and non-fraying, helping it fit without elastic.
I used the same 1″ (2.5 cm) wide touch tape velcro that I used to use for sewing cloth diapers, but feel free to use a different type and/or width.
Print the pattern file without changing the scale. (Measure the test square to make sure that it is the right size.) Cut off the right margin of page 1 and tape the pages together so that the lines and black triangles match up as seen above. Cut the pattern out along the line, and you’re ready to start creating!
Making the DIY doll diapers:
3. Pin the long loop velcro strip to the right side of the fabric (what will be the diaper outside) along the shorter straight edge. Then pin the two short hook velcro strips to the wrong side of the fabric (what will be the inside of the diaper) at the ends of the longer straight edge, as seen above.
4. Sew around the edges of the velcro with a zig zag stitch. I used a 3.0 stitch width and 1.5 stitch length.
And that’s it!
Now have lots of fun playing with your toys and DIY doll diapers! Here you can see our two little girls having a delicious pasta dinner! (Make sure you check out my incredibly easy felt bowtie pasta tutorial with a most adorable printable pasta box to put them in! That is another gift that never fails to please kids!)
Are you looking for a gift for a younger child, perhaps a newborn? Make one or two sensorial crinkle taggie toys from my easy tutorial! You’ll be surprised to find out what material that you have in your home makes the wonderful crunchy sound!
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