A local friend has been using Jamie’s stash of newborn diapers, but her little guy is quickly outgrowing the newborn diapers. I offered to sew up a stash of small fitteds and medium AI2s for them. We chose gender neutral prints since this is their first baby. This way, they’ll be able to use them over (and over) again.
There are 24 fitteds altogether. I used the size small Fattycakes pattern for these. They’re made with two layers of cotton knit and an inner layer of cotton velour with snap-in trifold soakers of two layers of cotton velour. There are two of each print, but they’re stacked on top of each other for the pictures:
We also decided to make a dozen medium AI2s. This way, she’ll be able to unsnap the soakers and use the shells as covers over the small fitteds until baby is big enough to be ready for the medium diapers. These are made using the medium Fattycakes pattern. Each has an outer polyester PUL layer and an inner layer of microfleece. The snap-in soakers are also trifolds with two layers of cotton velour and one layer of cotton interlock.
Jamie’s newborn stash has been used by four different babies now. That’s pretty amazing considering that I really had no idea what I was doing when I sewed those diapers. I love that we’ve been able to encourage other mamas to try cloth just by passing on our outgrown diapers. The first two moms who used our old diapers even decided to sew their own!