diaper stash, pul

A single diaper cut from the Babyville PUL 3-pack is 21" by 24". With a little bit of pattern modification, you can get two large diapers out of a single cut, which is a great way to get the most out of your money!

You will accomplish this goal by using the “embellished tab method” and narrowing the width of the front panel. My son is tall and skinny and he wears his large diapers on the tightest snap setting, so we don't miss the extra width at all. If you have a “chubster” you might want to check the fit with test materials before cutting into your PUL.

Step 1: Trace your pattern onto template plastic or stiff paper. Cut it out and redraw the front panel, eliminating some of the width. Trim off the excess from the front panel template, between the elastic markings as shown in the photo.

Step 2:  Draw a line on the wing between the marks for the leg elastic and the back elastic.

Step 3: Add dashed lines for your seam allowance.

Step 4: Trace the wing shape onto a separate piece of paper or template plastic, along the inner seam allowance line (shown in pink).

Step 5: Cut the wing off along the outer seam allowance.

Step 6: Cut out the separate wing piece.

Step 7: With the diaper cut oriented landscape, trace the pattern on one side, then flip the pattern vertically and trace it again on the other side. You should just be able to get two full body pieces on there.

Now you can use a cute coordinating fabric to cut out the wing pieces. Sew them one at a time, right sides together to the body and you're good to go! The wing pieces don't have to be PUL since they will overlap the front panel. Using this technique, you can get 6 large diapers from one pack of Babyville PUL diaper cuts.


29 May 2016

Additionally, since you are cutting on the "add elastic here" marks, during construction you can add your elastic in the seam as you add your tabs.

28 March 2013

Wow, I have just been folding my pattern down and cutting it out. I only had the wing traced and added seam allowance. That was faster for me to do than trace a whole new pattern. If there are people out there who are faster and more skilled at folding than they are with cutting, this is a great alternative to tracing a new pattern and you will still have your diaper pattern too. Hope this also helps.

16 November 2012

Wow thanks for this tip. I just got into looking into makingmy own pull ups to help my daughter transtion better into potty training. I was looking at the three packs and was wondering how many I could get out of them. Seeing this with pictures is so helpfull. After checking out all the stuff I am thinking about going ahead and making my sons diapers now too.

7 May 2012

Thank you for the tip! I was wondering how many diapers I could get out of the PUL 3-pk versus a single yard of PUL, as both cost $14.99. Now I know! :)

4 January 2012

Thanks for sharing!  It's rare that a business will show you ways to save money and resources! You have such an amazing company!

2 January 2012

Nice! I really like the idea of narrowing the width of the front panel.

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