This tutorial will describe adding gussets to a diaper cover.Materials needed:
- Diaper pattern
- Fold over elastic
Step 1: I used two fabrics: PUL and a decorative outer fabric. If you use two fabrics, begin by basting them together. Mark your elastic tacking points and the midway point between them.
|The small black dots are the points to mark :)|
Step 4: Begin sewing the gusset to the diaper. Line up the elastic mark with the outlined shape. Sew the gusset curve edge to the edge of the diaper:
Notice how the center dots match up :) and the gusset is sewn close to the diaper edge. I used my basted stitch as a guide here.
Step 6: Sew the FOE (fold over elastic) to the top of the gusset leaving about 1/4" extra room. Make sure to back-stitch at the beginning and end, and pull as tight as you can to create a nice elastic binding:
It should look like this when you get to the other side:
Now take a minute to admire your work! You made a gusset!!!
Step 7: Finish it off with FOE around the rest of the diaper. Make sure to tuck in the gusset FOE into the binding when you go around. Stretch the FOE at the leg elastic points and anywhere else the pattern requires. Here are the final pictures:
And that's it! I hope this was helpful. Now go try making gussets! It is really much simpler than it seems and doesn't take that much extra time.