I decided to try to serge a Pul pocket diaper and see how well it worked. I’m a bit concerned about whether or not it’ll wick the urine out of the diaper rather than into it towards the inserts, but I figured I had the fabric and time to give it a try. I was really pleased with how it LOOKS. I cut out my inner and outer fabrics, sewed the loop to the front for the closure, serged the back of the inner fabric for where the inserts will tuck into the pocket, then pinned everything and serged around the whole diaper, except the back part where the insert gets tucked in. I used a rolled hem.
Once that was done, I made a casing by folding down the Pul in the back and also made casings for the leg elastics. I added my elastic, added the hook tabs, and tried it on. Looks good and I think the fit looks really nice.
The first time he wore it, it definitely leaked, but I hadn’t prepped the inserts either so I figure I had that coming. We haven’t had any problems with leaking since so it appears to be fine! I’m glad because I really think this diaper is cute.
Thursday 16th of May 2019
Hello! First of all, thanks for this awesome blog, I’m starting to look up some info on making my own cloth diapers, as I love sewing and there are no cloth diapering stores near us what so ever. I just have one question, de serged cloth diaper is basically just a normal pattern that is a little different because you sew some kind of bias tape on the edges, right? Or is there some other difference I am missing?
Thanks a lot for your time and help and have a wonderful day!
Friday 17th of May 2019
By "Serged" it means that I used a serger to finish the edges. I think it looks better if you sew with a sewing machine though using the turn and top stitch method. Just my personal preference. I have a bunch of resources on cloth diaper sewing throughout my site and also in my book if you are interested! If you are just starting and don't have a serger, you should DEFINITELY start with normal sewing machine made diapers.