This morning I made another diaper cover in between teaching the kids and cleaning. Now that I've made a few, they are coming together quicker and I don't have to rip out mistakes as much! ;-)
So the steps are: First cut out the pattern. This last one I actually bought a pattern. Before, I just looked at a commercially made one and made my own, but I was never sure if I got it right. Turns out, I was pretty close, though it is nice to have a pattern that is a known size. I still added gussets to the legs, which the pattern didn't have, because I think they keep them from leaking.
Then I tape the loop tape to the front edge and the gussets in the right places. Taping works better than pinning because I don't want to put holes in the waterproof material. The tape holds well enough until I sew things in place.
|Putting the loop on the front|
|Sewing the loop on the front|
|Taping the curved part of the gusset on the wrong side of the PUL|
|Sewing on the Fold Over Elastic|
|Adding the loop and hook like a tab so that it can close the cover on the loops at the front|
|Adding a loop to the inside so that the tab can be shut for easy laundering|
|The finished products!|