Monday, February 28, 2011

DIY: Stay Dry Liners

As I said on Friday, I think that stay-dry or fleece liners are a cloth diapering must-have.  They come in handy when you need to use a rash cream, or on top of a pre-fold to keep your baby dry.  Here’s how to make some liners easily and inexpensively.

Materials needed:

  • Fleece – the thinner the better, to allow liquid to pass through easily.  White looks nice, but anything will work.  Pre-wash the fleece.  I used yellow because I found a remnant for just a couple of bucks.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or stay-dry liner to use as a pattern.
  • Serger if you desire to finish the edges.  (This isn’t necessary because the fleece will not fray in the wash.  Finished edges do look nicer).

Lay the fleece out and place your stay-dry liner on top as a pattern.  If you don’t have a liner to use as a guide, I recommend cutting strips that measure approximately 16” x 5 or 6”.  If you want your liner to fit inside gussets (like the Rumparooz diaper) make your liner slightly more narrow.

DIY Stay Dry liners

Cut your fleece into strips. 

DIY Stay Dry liners

It is not necessary to finish the edges, but if you have a serger it does make them look nice.  As for function, these work just as well as the ones you can buy from Cotton Babies or Kanga Care.

DIY Stay Dry liners

Voila!  Stay-dry liners in five minutes or less!


Sunflower Joy said...

Thanks. New to cloth diapers so all the little information things sure help

Jaimie said...

Nice! Thanks! So easy. I have never cloth diapered but am hoping to start soon.

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