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Monday, November 22, 2010

How to Make a Doll Diaper (for a 14" doll)

How to Make a 14" Doll Diaper

As promised, here is my 14" doll diaper pattern! Make sure to print without page scaling. This pattern can easily be scaled up for larger dolls. Just print the pattern at larger than 100% scaling, or measure your doll, and trace around the printed pattern to get it to the size you need.

You will need:
  • scrap fabric
  • hook and loop tape (velcro brand is fine for doll diapers) or plastic snaps
  • sewing machine (or needle and thread for hand sewing)
  • 1/4 braided elastic

This is a great way to use up your adorable scrap fabric! Place pattern on the fold of your scraps (or print twice and tape together to make a whole pattern). Cut out 2 full pieces per diaper.

Place diaper pieces right sides together and pin. Mark for elastic placement. With a 1/4 inch seam, sew around the edge of the diaper pieces leaving a 2" opening to turn the diaper.

Using a 3 step zig zag stitch: Tack the first end of the elastic down. Firmly stretch the elastic as you sew it in place. If you've never sewn elastic this way, sew slowly! Sew elastic down until you reach the spot you marked previously. Repeat on other side.

Turn the diaper right side out. Topstitch around the edges of the diaper (make sure to stretch the elastic as you sew).

Add your hook and loop tape or snap closures as you prefer.

Place on the doll, and admire!