Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Free Diaper Insert Pattern (template)

Cloth diaper inserts don't have to be expensive. Make your own diaper inserts and diaper soakers with this free diaper insert pattern! If you make your own diaper inserts for pocket cloth diapers, it will save you a ton of money!
free diaper insert pattern
I have had quite a few questions on what type of fabric to make inserts out of. I have tried quite a few and I am convinced that bamboo and zorb make the best inserts. Here is an article from my website that I wrote a while back regarding the best fabrics and types of inserts. 


Sew A One Size Fits All Cloth Diaper Insert (Soaker)

Before the tutorial on how to sew your own diaper insert, lets take a moment to look at the different types of inserts. Tri-folds, duo-folds, and no fold inserts are the ones that we recommend. Below you will find a list to help you understand what each of them are.
  • Tri-fold Insert
    • A type of diaper insert that is a large rectangle or square. To use, fold it into thirds to make the diaper soaker before stuffing into the diaper. Use this type for diaper covers, pockets, or for extra aborbency as a lay in inside the diaper (like for night time use). 
    • Tri-folds are a favorite for quick drying and super aborbency. 
    • The best fabric to use when making a tri-fold insert depends on how you are going to use the soaker.
      • For an every day soaker for a pocket diaper, use Zorb and Bamboo.
      • For an overnight soaker for a pocket diaper, use Zorb and Microterry or bamboo.
      • For an every day insert for a diaper cover, use zorb sandwiched between alova.
      • For an overnight soaker for a diaper cover, use zorb and microterry sandwiched between alova.
      • For extra aborbency as a lay in insert on a fitted or aio diaper, use flannel to sew a thinner diaper insert that will still absorb very well.
         
  • Duo-fold
    • A type of insert that is a large rectangle. You will fold it in half to make the diaper soaker before stuffing into the diaper. Use this type for diaper covers, pockets, or for extra aborbency as a lay in inside the diaper (like for night time use).
    • Duo-folds are handy because they dry quickly (although not as quickly as a tri-fold)
    • The best fabric to use when making a duo-fold insert depends on how you are going to use the soaker.  
      • For an every day soaker for a pocket diaper, use Zorb and bamboo.
      • For an overnight soaker for a pocket diaper, use Zorb and Microterry or bamboo.
      • For an every day insert for a diaper cover, use zorb sandwiched between alova.
      • For an overnight soaker for a diaper cover, use zorb and microterry sandwiched between alova.
      • For extra aborbency as a lay in insert on a fitted or aio diaper, use flannel to sew a thinner diaper insert that will still absorb very well.
  • No fold diaper insert
    • A no fold diaper insert is a 'pre-folded' insert. These are made for pocket diapers specifically. They come in a lot of sizes, but our design is one size fits all. Like Bum genious, our sewing design has a snap down adjustablilty. 
    • Typically no fold diaper soakers are sewn by serging the edges, but we have the option in our sewing pattern to use a regular sewing machine.   
    • The best fabric to use when sewing a no fold diaper soaker varies depending on your own preference.
      • For an every day soaker for a pocket diaper, use zorb and bamboo.
      • For an overnight soaker for a diaper use zorb and microterry or bamboo. 

ON TO THE FREE DIAPER INSERT SEWING PATTERNS

The following patterns are available for free download. Simply add to cart and check out. They'll be in your account for download whenever and however you choose!
While you are at it, check out our One Size Pocket Diaper sewing pattern. The Tri-fold, Duo-fold and Tongue diaper inserts fit perfectly in it!

Our favorite insert - Free One Size Diaper Insert Pattern & Tutorial (coming soon)

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