The need for cloth diapers is constant! Imagine diapering 40-60 infants and toddlers – every day!

Sewing diapers looks harder than it is – basically 2 pieces of flannel sewn together with rectangular padding “where it counts”. Elastic at leg opening and side fasteners.


1. Use the smaller size on the pattern – it fits the Haitian babies best.
2. Used t-shirts or flannel sheets work well for diaper padding. Then use a fun flannel print for the outside of the diaper.
3. You can sew separate covers of moisture proof fabric or add the fabric as an additional outer layer on the diaper. Polyurethane Laminate (PUL) fabric or diaper plastic works well.
4.. If you don’t want to use velcro, you can use 1 yard of twill tape instead.
Sew in on to the back of the finished diaper. Anchor the middle 5 inches to the middle of the small of the back of the diaper. The loose ties will be used to secure the diaper around the baby’s tummy. Trial and error has proven this to be the best method for the rescue center’s needs.
Inexpensive source for twill tape: