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Homemade Fleece Pockets

I'm really preferring to use Windpro fleece covers overnight because of their breathability, softness, and the lack of red marks on the kids. However, juggling a cover, trifolding the Samuel's Soaker and laying a fleece liner on top was getting to be sort of a pain. Plus, the kids' skin did contact the wet diaper around the edges of the liner. So I made some easy fleece pockets to help with all this. I just bought some fleece at Joanne's (thin, but soft), cut them to the size I needed, folded them, and sewed them on two edges. When you're determining the size of the fleece, just use whatever prefold you're going to stuff into the pocket. Don't forget to account for seam allowances and the thickness of the diaper. If they're a little too wide, it'll make them that much easier to stuff. Also, it turns out fleece only stretches in one direction. To make them easier to stuff, make sure you sew your pocket so that the stretchy direction is from side-to-side. Only one out of the three I made are this way. The other two are a PITA to stuff.

At diaper folding time, I just trifold my Samuel's Soaker as usual and stuff it into the pocket.

Then when it's time to put on the diaper, I lay the pre-stuffed pocket in my cover, close it and I'm all set.

Here's Isaac in an Angel Wraps fleece cover and a Patchwork Pixie Woodland Wrap.

It's fairly bulky, but not terribly so. Both kids can move around just fine and they wake up nice and dry in the mornings :). These would work equally well with any wraps, including Bummis or Proraps.

Main page | Types of cloth diapers and covers | My search for the perfect cover | A note on detergents | My repelling fleece saga | Pics of Isaac in cloth dipes | Pics of Julia in cloth dipes | My experiences with diapering a newborn | Nighttime diapering | Diapering on the go | Prefold folds | My recommendations for getting started | Step-by-step diaper change pictorial | Knitting soakers | Trimming prefolds | Homemade pockets | Other earth-friendly choices

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